Jeff Garzik, an early pioneer in Bitcoin, has shown that he has surrendered more than $ 100 million of the asset, but has no regrets.
To give money to something he believes in
Garzik has been in space since 2010 after reading a blog post about Bitcoin. Write code for it, he soon became the third largest contributor to Bitcoin after Satoshi Nakamoto and Gavin Andresen.
In a report by Bloomberg, the Bitcoin pioneer notes that the currency is not what he thought it would be. Nevertheless, he is proud of what has so far been achieved. As much as attempting to stimulate software work, he gave 15 678 bitcoins away about seven years ago in developer grants. At current prices it is about $ 100 million.
Garzik recalls that when Bitcoin reached 1 dollar 2011 a celebration was celebrated to celebrate the milestone and added that "it was a matter of survival at all. And there is no question today."
But while Nakamoto's idea of Bitcoin is used as private money has not materialized yet, Garzik is good when it is treated as a value store.
"It's an organism, something is developing," he added. "It has not evolved towards high volume payments, which is something we thought about in the first few days: to get merchants to accept Bitcoins. But on the business side it's no doubt a success."
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Has worked closely, if only online, with Nakamoto, Garzik believes he knows who it may be.
In view of the late Floridian Dave Kleiman, he said that this "gentleman here was self-taught" and that "matches his coding style". He continued to add it:
"… The Bitcoin encoder was someone who was very, very smart, but not a classically trained software engineer."
Kleiman, who was wheelchair-bound after a motorcycle accident, died in 2013 after suffering an MRSA infection. He was a former Florida sheriff officer who became a computer forensic expert. Australia's Craig Wright, who claimed to be Nakamoto in 2016, was specifically claimed by Kleiman's property for saying that he would steal billions of dollars by Bitcoin and intellectual property from Kleiman.
According to a February report, Kleiman and Wright collaborated with my Bitcoin, own and control over 1.1 million Bitcoins between them. However, a trial filed in February suggests Wright plan to cheat Kleiman out of his Bitcoins and intellectual property.
In 2011, the couple founded a Florida-based company called W & K Info Defense Research LLC, which was involved in Bitcoin mining and research. According to the lawsuit, Kleiman owned between 50 and 100 percent of W & K. It adds that the Kleiman property is entitled to $ 5 118 286 427.50 of Bitcoin and IP rights.
Yesterday Roger Ver, a proponent of Bitcoin Cash, released a video on YouTube claiming that he had received a mail from Wright who claimed he was Nakamoto and that he would crash BCH's value.
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