Vitalik Buterin Derides Misleading Reports Regarding the NSA’s Creation of Bitcoin

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin hit out at mainstream media Friday after an article appeared suggesting he thought the US National Security Agency (NSA) invented Bitcoin.

‘My Opinions Have Changed A Lot’

On June 15, UK tabloid publication Metro published what it described as a “discovery” that Buterin had made remarks about Bitcoin’s being created by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

The evidence it gathered came in the form of messages from popular forum Bitcointalk — but Buterin had written them over eight years ago in 2011. At that time, he was seventeen years old.

“My opinions have obviously changed a lot since then,” Buterin wrote in a rebuttal on Twitter.

Lost In Communication

The cryptocurrency industry often finds itself at odds with its representations in mainstream press outlets.

Misinformation about cryptocurrency itself, major businesses in the space, and regulators’ plans for it have often led to confrontation and even markets shedding value due to investors reacting to factually inaccurate reports…

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