Hal Finney

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Last updated on March 11, 2022. Are you following Socratoshi Nakaplato on Twitter?

This post is a part of our Influential People in the Blockchain Space series.

Hal Finney was a computer scientist. Vitalik Buterin and many others believe that he may have been Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin’s creator.

In 2004, he created the first reusable proof of work system before Bitcoin. In January 2009, he was the Bitcoin network’s first transaction recipient.

He was a noted cryptographic activist and said “The computer can be used as a tool to liberate and protect people, rather than to control them”.

He graduated from Caltech, was credited as a lead developer on several console games, and later worked for PGP Corporation until his retirement in 2011.

He had been diagnosed with ALS in August 2009. He and his wife raised money for ALS research with the Santa Barbara International Marathon.

Finney died in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 28, 2014, as a result of complications of ALS and was cryopreserved by the Alcor Life Extension Foundation.

Rest in peace Hal Finney (1956-2014).

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