Chen is well known for raw investigative journalism and is certainly no stranger to controversy. In 2012, he won a Mirror Award for his story in Gawker revealing the true identity of Michael Brutsch, a Reddit moderator who oversaw several controversial forums such as r/creepshots and r/jailbait.
After the Newsweek fiasco of March, chances are that Chen has done his homework in the Nakamoto case and won’t make the same mistake that Leah McGrath Goodman made when she mistakenly reported a California retiree as being the infamous inventor of Bitcoin.
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