Note: the following interview was conducted with Bytecoin developer Harry Ullman via e-mail, as a recorded audio interview was beyond the privacy considerations of the Bytecoin development team. The author does not currently possess any Bytecoin.
When did you discover Bitcoin?
Unfortunately, I can’t tell you that I’m one of the first people who discovered Bitcoin from Satoshi’s whitepaper. But I might as well be seen as an early adopter. I joined the community long before Bitcoin’s price skyrocketed to $10.
How long have you been with the Bytecoin project?
A little more than three years. Around the spring 2012 I first heard about the CryptoNote and needless to say, I became obsessed with the technology.
However, joining the Bytecoin team was not easy in any way: part of the core Bytecoin team deals with the privacy issues and that force us to avoid disclosing important information. Besides, I proved my worth and my competence over and over before I was officially on the team.
I have to say that I’m very proud that the Bytecoin website states “Ullo is one of the first Bytecoin team