With the Newsweek claim that they have found the purported founder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, starting 15 minutes in to the interview with Tim Richardson on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, he states:
“I also happen to know a little about Japanese culture; I’ve lived in Japan, speak Japanese.“
And regarding the name Satoshi Nakamoto:
“The choice of that word for him has many ramifications if you look at Japanese culture and Japanese history.“
“The reason why you would pick a person like that, say versus a Korean, or a person from Latin America.“
While Richardson wouldn’t say whether he thought this Satoshi Nakamoto was the real founder or not, his words to me imply that the name was invented, or that they chose this person from among a team of founders to be identified as the founder of Bitcoin for a very specific purpose.