Hal Finney

Retired at Cryptographer

Hal Finney Bio

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.

Source: Nakamoto Institute

Hal Finney News

Hal Finney Current Work

  • Cryptographer Retired

Hal Finney Previous Work

  • PGP Corporation Senior Cryptographic Engineer 2004-2011
  • McAfee Cryptographic Software Engineer 2000-2004
  • Network Associates Senior Software Engineer 1998-2004
  • PGP Incorporated Senior Software Engineer 1996-1998
  • Green Hills Software Software Engineer 1990-1996

Hal Finney Education

  • California Institute of Technology, BS, Engineering, Computer Science, 1974-1079

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