The Bitcoin world reacted with a mixture of acceptance and resignation to a Newsweek magazine report that the creator of the digital currency is a 64-year-old Japanese-American man living in the Los Angeles area.
With the shutdown of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest exchange for digital currency transactions, other companies in the Bitcoin universe worked to defend the nascent industry’s reputation.
During the week, Jesse Brown, 34, works as a personal banker at a Wells Fargo & Co. branch in Vienna, Virginia. On weekends, he sells coffee machines and occasionally goes to area farms to shear sheep.