I’m 47 years old and live and work in Amherst, Massachusetts with my wife, two kids and assorted pets.
I was born in Melbourne, Australia as “Gavin Bell” but moved to the US when I was five years old. I grew up in Seattle Washington, Anchorage Alaska and the Santa Ynez Valley, California.
After graduating from Princeton University (Computer Science), I worked at Silicon Graphics Computer Systems for eight years, creating 3D graphics software (Open Inventor and VRML).
My wife and I moved to Madison, Wisconsin after she got her PhD from Stanford. There I wrote a book and co-founded a startup that failed. We moved to Amherst in 1998, where I worked on an Internet Walkie-Talkie, online games for blind and sighted people, tools for Prosper lenders, a web site content management system for Gravity Switch, and part of the back-end for a search engine for computer science research literature.
Phew. That long list makes me feel old.
- I gave away over 10,000 bitcoins through the Bitcoin Faucet
- I created the first alt-coin, the Bitcoin Testnet
- I’ve added 62,000 and removed 76,000 lines of code from Bitcoin Core (I like to simplify)
- I’ve written nine BIPS, including multi-signature transaction support and the Payment Protocol
You can read about what I’ve been working on recently at the Foundation blog.
I try not to let Bitcoin completely take over my life; I spend about eleven evenings a year as an elected member of Amherst Town Meeting. And I still have some time to ride my bicycle or unicycle, use my skeptical skills to debunk the crazy things friends post on Facebook, and read a little science fiction.
You can get an idea of topics I find interesting and how I think at my blog.
Gavin Andresen 2010-2014 Lead Maintainer Early CORE – 24 Members
2010/06/17 DUP HASH160 … EQUALVERIFY CHECKSIG. Gavin
2010/10/21 Version 0.3.14 is now available Changes: Gavin Andresen:
- TEST network mode with switch -testnet
- Option to use SSL for JSON-RPC connections on unix/osx
- validateaddress RPC command eurekafag:
- Russian translation
2011/03/15 EconTalk Interview with Gavin Andresen
2011/04/26 Satoshi’s Final Email to Gavin Andresen.
2011/05/11 Who is Satoshi, the mysterious bitcoin founder? 3 min
2011/05/11 Gavin explains the fundamentals of Bitcoin. 2 min
2011/06/20 Gavin Andresen brings this PDF to the CIA.
2011/09/15 The Bitcoin Show – Episode 047
Panel Discussion with: Bruce Wagner,
Stefan Thomas of Weusecoins.com and BitcoinJS,
2012/05/01 Neutralizing a 51% attack. by Gavin Andresen
2013/05/15 Triangulation 103: Gavin Andresen. Triangulation
Documentary: The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin
Duración. 96 min.
País. Estados Unidos Estados Unidos
Dirección. Nicholas Mross
Reparto. , Gavin Andresen, Brian Armstrong, Margaux Avedisian
2014/04/08 From mid-2010 until April-2014, Gavin Andresen maintained control of the Bitcoin Core GitHub repository and was considered Bitcoin’s lead developer. On April 8, 2014, Andresen stepped down and van der Laan agreed to take over as Lead Maintainer of the Bitcoin repo. His salary is paid by MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, where he works on Bitcoin development with Andresen and Cory Fields
2014/04/11 CITP Bitcoin Keynote Gavin Andresen mov
2014/05/18 Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed @ #Bitcoin2014
2014/11/06 Bitcoin Foundation’s Chief Scientist Speaks at Isenberg. University of Massachusetts Amherst
2015 Film: The Bitcoin Story
Director Bhu Srinivasan
Reparto Gavin Andresen, Peter Vessenes, C. Bennett Hoffman
2015/01/20 “if we increased the maximum block size to 20 megabytes tomorrow, and every single miner decided to start creating 20MB blocks and there was a sudden increase in the number of transactions on the network to fill up those blocks….”
2015/04/18 CoinScrum: QA with Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn.
2015/05/04 Time to roll out bigger blocks
2015/05/05 Will a 20MB max increase centralization? “I chose 20MB as a reasonable block size to target because 170 gigabytes per month comfortably fits into the typical 250-300 gigabytes per month data cap– so you can run a full node from home on a “pretty good” broadband plan.”
2015/08/09 What Lightning Is
“I’d love to see somebody write up a higher-level description of what the
user experience is like…”
2015/08/25 The Looming Problem That Could Kill Bitcoin. MIT Technology Review. by Tom Simonite
The man who took over stewardship of Bitcoin from its mysterious inventor says the currency is in serious trouble. by Tom Simonite
2015/08/31 EB94 – Gavin Andresen: On The Blocksize And Bitcoin’s Governance”
“In my heart of hearts, I think everything would be just fine if the block limit was completely eliminated. I think actually nothing bad would happen.”
2015/09/03 “We Need a New Way of Governing Bitcoin”.
September 03, 2015 – Posted by Kyl@TorpeyAleey
2015/09/15 “Todavía desaconsejo invertir los ahorros en Bitcoin, aun puede fracasar” – MIT Technology Review
2016/02/10 Bitcoin Classic 0.11.2 gavin andresen released it
2016/01/13 Bitcoin Classic: el nuevo hard fork presentado por Gavin Andresen. Por Jaime Sandoval
2016/02/27 Gavin Andresen
2016/05/02 Satoshi “I believe Craig Steven Wright is the person who invented Bitcoin”
2016/05/02 Gavin Andresen GitHub Commit Access Revoked. JP Buntinx
2016/05/02 Gavin Andresen: I Was Not Hacked, and I Believe Craig Wright Is Satoshi. Gizmodo
2016/05/25 Bitcoin Protocol Role Models. Gavin Andresen´s Blog
2016/06/30 “…Andresen crossed the Atlantic overnight, arriving at the Covent Garden Hotel at 11 a.m. on 7 April. He went to his room – which had been booked, as had his flight, by nCrypt …” Pag. 37 The Satoshi afaire. Andrew O’Hagan
2016/09/28 Andresen: Ethereum Won’t Replace Bitcoin, But it’s More Decentralized. by Jon Southurst
2016/11/16 Either/or : ignore!
Now that six months have gone past, I’m being asked if I still think Craig Wright was Satoshi.
2017/03/2 Gavin Andresen: “Run Bitcoin Unlimited” To Solve “Destructive Congestion”. Cointelegraph
2017/05/19 Where is Gavin Andresen? The Quiet Exile of Bitcoin’s Former Face. By Bailey Reutzel
2017/05/26 An Interview with Gavin Andresen Part 1. Eli Afram. CoinGeek
2017/11/11 The post Gavin Andresen Drops Bombshell: Bitcoin Cash is the Real BTC on Bitsonline .
2018/02/14 Not as rich as you think…
2018/03/04 Gavin Andresen about Bitcoin