Gavin Andresen
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Chief Scientist at Bitcoin Foundation & Lead Developer of Bitcoin Core

Gavin Andresen

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Chief Scientist at Bitcoin Foundation & Lead Developer of Bitcoin Core

Andresen (formerly known as Gavin Bell) is a well-known figure in Bitcoin. A brilliant software engineer, he previously was a director and currently is Chief Scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation, as well as a Bitcoin Core developer. His technical involvement with Bitcoin stretches back to 2010, when he discovered Bitcoin, quickly recognising the benefits of its design. Andresen acts as arbiter and architect for the Bitcoin community and helps coordinate improvements to the core Bitcoin software used by the worldwide community.

Age
51 years old (1967)
Citizenship
US
Participation
Bitcoin Foundation, Chief Scientist
ClearCoin, Creator
Bitcoin Core, Lead Developer
  • BSc in Computer Sciences from Princeton University, USA.
  • Began his career working on 3D graphics software at Silicon Graphics Computer Systems.
  • Soon after discovering Bitcoin in 2010 he created a website called the Bitcoin Faucet which gave away Bitcoin.
  • In November 2016 stated that the Australian programmer and entrepreneur Craig Wright was the real Satoshi Nakamoto, but later retracted this statement.

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