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Bitcoin Hall of Fame #2 - Gavin Andresen

28 Apr 2017

With Bitcoin and Ethereum at all time highs (AUD 1,764 and AUD 83 respectively) I thought it time to post up another bitcoin hall of fame person.

 

Gavin is a software developer and up until to 2014 he was the lead developer for a part of the bitcoin digital currency project, working to create a secure, stable "cash for the Internet."

 

Andresen discovered bitcoin in 2010, quickly recognising the brilliance of its design. Soon after he created a website called the Bitcoin Faucet which gave away bitcoin. 

 

In April 2011, Forbes quoted Andresen as saying, "Bitcoin is designed to bring us back to a decentralised currency of the people," and "this is like better gold than gold." He was soon designated by the inventor of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto to lead development of the client software for the bitcoin network which is now known as Bitcoin Core. 

 

Watch a video here where he talks about the possible identity of Satoshi Nakamoto.
 

 


 

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