Gavin Andresen

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Gavin Andresen
Residence Amherst, Massachusetts
Alma mater Princeton University
Known for Bitcoin, Software
Website
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Gavin Andresen (born Gavin Bell[1]) is based in Amherst, Massachusetts. After graduating from Princeton University in 1988,[1] Andresen began his career working on 3D graphics software at Silicon Graphics Computer Systems.[2] In 1996, he co-authored the VRML 2.0 specification,[3] and later published a reference manual for VRML 2.0.[4]

Since leaving Silicon Valley in 1996, Andresen has tackled a wide variety of software-related ventures, including CTO of an early voice-over-the-Internet startup and co-founder of a company that made multiplayer online games for blind people and their sighted friends.[2]

In April 2011, Forbes quoted Andresen as saying, "Bitcoin is designed to bring us back to a decentralized currency of the people," and "this is like better gold than gold."[5]

Prior to 2014 Andresen was the lead developer for a part of the bitcoin digital currency project, working to create a secure, stable "cash for the Internet."[6]

Andresen also created ClearCoin, an escrow-type of service, which was closed c. June 23, 2011.[7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Simonite, Tom (15 August 2014). "The Man Who Really Built Bitcoin". MIT Technology Review. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Future of Payments - Panelists - Bitcoin 2013: The Future of PaymentsMay 17-19, 2013 - San Jose, CA". Bitcoin 2013. 2011-04-16. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  3. "VRML 2.0". 
  4. "The Annotated VRML 2.0 Reference Manual". 
  5. "Crypto Currency". Forbes. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  6. "Gavin Andresen Steps Down". 
  7. "ClearCoin - Bitcoin". En.bitcoin.it. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 

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