Jeff Garzik started writing software code for Bitcoin in July 2010. In this article he speculates on who Nakamoto really is and explains why he gave away 15,678 Bitcoins about 7yrs ago in developer bounties to spur work on the software.
During the initial period, Garzik, 44, worked directly with Nakamoto, corresponding via private email and the Bitcointalk forum, until the token’s creator abruptly disappeared in 2011. Former collaborators and journalists have been guessing since about who he or she or they were -- a matter of importance since Nakamoto controls about 1 million Bitcoins, and could impact the cryptocurrency’s market price. "My personal theory is that it’s Floridian Dave Kleiman," Garzik said in an phone interview. "It matches his coding style,