Jeff Garzik bio

Jeff Garzik is a software engineer, futurist and entrepreneur. After helping to inaugurate CNN.com on the Internet in the early 1990s, he worked for a succession of Internet startups and service providers. At the same time, he worked continuously on open source software engineering projects for over two decades.

Involvement in one of the best known open source projects - the Linux kernel - led to an extended tenure at Linux leader Red Hat during open source's most formative years.

In July 2010, Jeff stumbled across a post describing bitcoin. Immediately recognizing the potential of a concept previously thought impossible -- decentralized digital money, he did what came naturally: developed bitcoin open source software. That gave rise to the start of micro-businesses with bitcoin at their foundation. Almost by accident, Jeff found himself at the heart of the global, revolutionary, technology phenomenon known as bitcoin.

Today, Jeff is the founder and CEO of Dunvegan Space Systems, works as a bitcoin core developer and open source evangelist at BitPay. Jeff serves on the board of Coin Center, and the advisory board of Chain.com and WayPaver Labs.