Tag: Hal Finney

Hal Finney’s Bitcointalk Account Password Changed After 4 Years of Inactivity

Hal Finney is a Computer Scientist who worked for the PGP corporation.¬†He is known in the Bitcoin community for being the first user to receive a Bitcoin transaction – coming from Satoshi. Recently, Finney’s bitcointalk account’s password was changed which has some members concerned. In October 2009 Hal Finney announced that he was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), unfortunately he passed away five years later in August of 2014. …
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The First Bitcoin Transaction Happened Exactly 8 Years Ago

January 12th is a historic day in the Bitcoin history books. On this day in 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto sent the first ever non-mined Bitcoin transaction over the network to Hal Finney. Ever since that time, the Bitcoin network has significantly grown and evolved into a massive peer-to-peer payment system. It is an important time to remember how this cryptocurrency¬†came to be. January 12th Is An Unofficial Bitcoin Holiday The first …
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