You have to hand it to the Bitcoin community. When they want to make something happen, they really work together to make it happen.
Andreas Antonopoulos, a widely respected Bitcoin expert, setup a fund for Dorian Nakamoto – the man Newsweek falsely outed as Satoshi Nakamoto (creator of Bitcoin). The bitcoin address for the fund even has “Dorian” contained in it.
Though Dorian claims to not be the real Satoshi, let alone know anything about Bitcoin, the community seems to have taken him in as one of their own – a sort of humble, heartwarming father figure. There was huge backlash to the invasion of the man’s privacy, especially since the Newsweek article effectively told the world where he lived, making him a walking target for anyone who might be interested in his (well, the REAL Satoshi’s) almost half a billion dollars worth of bitcoin.
Once a certain period of time has passed, all donations will be turned into USD and Andreas will contact him to attempt to give him the reward. If he does not accept, the money will go to charity.
As of the time of this post, the donations total over 24 BTC, worth over $15,500. Doesn’t look like it’s slowing down, either. Keep it up! The press could use some positive Bitcoin stories.
To donate, send any amount you wish to this address: 1Dorian4RoXcnBv9hnQ4Y2C1an6NJ4UrjX
Check the status of the fundraiser on the blockchain here: https://blockchain.info/address/1Dorian4RoXcnBv9hnQ4Y2C1an6NJ4UrjX?sort=1
See the original Reddit post by Andreas: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1ztjmg/andreas_im_fundraising_for_dorian_nakamoto/