Gavin Andresen ( Gavin Bell) is a senior researcher at the Bitcoin Foundation. He has access to an alert key, which allows him to broadcast messages about critical network problems to all customers.
After graduating from Princeton University in 1988, Andresen began his career working on programs to create 3d graphics in Silicon Graphics Computer Systems. In 1996 he was working on the specification VRML 2.0, which subsequently publishes a reference manual. After leaving the Silicon Valley in 1996, Andresen solves a number of program tasks, becoming the technical director of a startup engaged in an early version of voice communications over the Internet, and also co-founder of the company developing multiplayer online games between blind and sighted people.
Recently, Andresen is the leading developer of the bitcoin cryptocurrency project, working to create a secure, stable “cash” on the Internet. In April 2011, Forbes quoted Andresen as saying “Bitcoin is designed to lead us back to a decentralized exchange between people” and “this is better gold than gold.”
Andresen also created the ClearCoin middleman service, which served as a guarantor for transactions in bitcoins. The service was temporarily closed on June 23, 2011 and is not available until now. Closure Gavin explained by a great deal of work with the bitcoin kernel: “ClearCoin is closed for new transactions, so I (Gavin) can concentrate on the bitcoin core,” “I hope ClearCoin will return at some point in time, but I cannot run it until as long as there is not a lot of behind-the-scenes work to create a reliable scalable service. ”