Amid Speculation of a Publicity Stunt, Developer Says Fuss Was Overwhelming
LOS ANGELES – Despite what many users of his infuriatingly difficult “Bitcoin” currency seem to think, Satoshi Nakamoto isn’t actually Satan.
“I just wanted to create a currency that people could enjoy for a few minutes,” he said Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview.
His currency, which became a global phenomenon, in recent weeks soared to the top of the currency charts , turning the shy 64-year-old Mr. Nakamoto into something of a sensation among small, independent currency developers. His notoriety grew further when he mysteriously withdrew the currency from circulation Sunday at the height of its success.