Gavin Andresen, also known as Gavin Bell, is a software developer recognized for being a major contributor to the bitcoin digital currency project. Andresen first discovered Bitcoin in 2010 and subsequently created a website called The Bitcoin Faucet which gave away free bitcoin. Andresen worked closely with Satoshi Nakamoto and became a lead developer for the Bitcoin network.
Andresen has experienced some controversy in the crypto community by initially confirming Craig Wright’s claims of being Satoshi. In addition, Andresen has expressed his support for Bitcoin’s rival currency, Bitcoin Cash.
Gavin Andresen in the News
Interviews with Gavin Andresen
- CoinGeek: Bitcoin Whitepaper, Satoshi proof sessions with Gavin Andresen | Stefan Matthews | Ep. 19
Gavin Andresen FAQ
Does Gavin Andresen believe Craig Wright invented Bitcoin?
It doesn’t seem like it. He says, “it was a mistake to trust Craig Wright as much as I did. I regret getting sucked into the “who is (or isn’t) Satoshi” game, and I refuse to play that game any more.”.
What’s Gavin Andresen’s net worth?
Estimated at $100 million USD.
How much BTC did the Bitcoin Faucet actually give away?
In 2010 alone, Andresen donated over 19,700 BTC.