09 Jul '13, 2pm

Bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik on Satoshi Nakamoto and

Jeff Garzik could be considered one of the guardians of bitcoin. When we caught up with him, he had just finished working with others to stop a network-wide event – a DDoS attack that exploited some stray code in the reference bitcoin client (Bitcoind ) to target certain parts of the cryptocurrency’s distributed infrastructure. He became one of the core developers of the Bitcoin protocol after he began working on the project during its early days. He was involved in many of the early forum discussions with the mysterious Satoshi, and even exchanged a private email or two with him. CoinDesk caught up with him to talk about Satoshi, the open source development community, and where the protocol is headed. One of the first things we asked him was how he viewed its current status. “Bitcoin is out of its infancy and starting to mature. There are increasing numbers of merchants a...

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