Hal Finney, recipient of first Bitcoin transaction dies at age 58

Discussion in 'Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency' started by Millard Baker, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Hal Finney had a major impact in cryptography. He played a crucial role in the development of PGP email encryption and became PGP's first employee. Similarly, he was one of the first developers of Bitcoin protocol; he download the Bitcoin software the day it was released and was the recipient of the very first Bitcoin transaction (10 BTC from Satoshi Nakamoto --> Hal Finney). Many have speculated that Finney was the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto:

    Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/b...tographer-and-bitcoin-pioneer-dies-at-58.html
     
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