Bitcoin is one of the most popular virtual currencies out there and the world surrounding bitcoin has been very turbulent over the last few months. One of the most popular bitcoin services called Mt. Gox filed bankruptcy taking with it the virtual coins of many users. The biggest news in the Bitcoin realm came from Newsweek when it ran a story claiming that Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto was the creator of the virtual currency.
Nakamoto continues to deny that he is the creator of the virtual currency. The man has obtained a lawyer and recently issued a release seeking to clear his name. In the statement issued through his attorney Nakamoto states, “I did not create, invent, or otherwise work on Bitcoin. I unconditionally deny the Newsweek report.”
The man also says that he has a background in engineering and has programming ability. He goes on to say that he has not been able to find steady work as an engineer or programmer for a decade. In that time, he says he has worked as a laborer, polltaker, and substitute teacher.
The statement claims that the Newsweek report has harmed his prospects for gainful employment. Nakamoto says the Newsweek article has also been a significant source of stress. The statement closes with a note that this will be the last public statement on the matter and with a plea to respect his privacy and the privacy of his family.