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Hal Finney was a software engineer and an early member of the Cypherpunks. Finney was a notable advocate of cryptography and digital privacy. He worked for the PGP Corporation, where he developed some of the earliest PGP code.
He also built the first anonymous remailer, the first proof-of-work based digital cash system, RPOW (Reusable Proofs of Work), and received the very first Bitcoin transaction sent by Satoshi Nakamoto. Hal died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2014 and was cryopreserved by the Alcor Life Extension Foundation.
As Twitter prepares for a massive cleanup of inactive accounts, the crypto community urged the company to memorialize the account of legendary programmer and early Bitcoin adopter Hal Finney.Priyeshu Garg · 1 year ago · 3 min read
The rise of multi-billion-dollar custodians, like Coinbase, have revived historical fears that institutions could erode the founding principles of Bitcoin as decentralized, sound money.Jonnie Emsley · 2 years ago · 4 min read
Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym for the unknown, mysterious creator of Bitcoin continues to baffle most with two aspects; one, his well-kept identity, and two, the extent of his multi-billion worth stash of Bitcoin.Shaurya Malwa · 10 months ago · 2 min read
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