The mysterious figure who created a new currency called bitcoin on the net that has intrigued millions around the globe is very likely a 23-year old Irish student named Michael Clear, ‘The New Yorker’ magazine has revealed.

Speaking to IrishCentral the young man vehemently denied that he is the bitcoin’s creator. An online currency could easily threaten major currencies and is a major crime in the US where it is a violation of federal law.