This file photo taken on June 17, 2014 shows bitcoin medals in Washington. (Karen Bleiler, AFP)
Bitcoins allow people to buy goods and services and exchange money without involving banks, credit card issuers or other third parties. The online currency’s origins have long been a mystery — though an Australian man long rumored to have ties to bitcoin has come forward claiming to be its creator.
Who is this man, and how does this system work?
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