As people continue to debate the claim by Newsweek that Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, 64, of Temple City is the creator of bitcoin, he has been often depicted as a private, seldom-seen man.
But far from being a recluse, Nakamoto is somewhat of a civic activist. Just two days before the Newsweek story was posted, Nakamoto spoke at the March 4 Temple City City Council meeting.
The subject? Nakamoto was concerned about a dangerous intersection in town.
"My name is Dorian Nakamoto," he says just after the 21-minute mark in a video record of the meeting. "And I've been in residence with Temple City since 1967. I love this city very much. I often left the city for a while because of work situation."
The Newsweek story says of Nakamoto:
Noting that one particular intersection seemed dangerous when he drives and bikes, Nakamoto asks for some additional stop signs to slow down traffic.
"My request today is to make the intersection of Longden and Encinita safe," he says. "I address this before on your previous meetings but felt like it fell on deaf ear."
A city council member offered to ask the city manager look into it.