Happy birthday Hal Finney: Crypto community honors world's first known Bitcoiner

Happy birthday Hal Finney: Crypto community honors world's first known Bitcoiner


Finney was also the first person to publicly run Bitcoin (BTC), going down in the annals of crypto Twitter history with a famous tweet that often resurfaces:

Raise a glass to the world’s first Bitcoiner today. Hal Finney, the first person to receive a Bitcoin transaction from none other than Satoshi Nakamoto would have celebrated his birthday today.

Running bitcoin

— halfin (@halfin) January 11, 2009

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On Bitcointalk.org, Hal Finney explained that when Satoshi first released the software, he “grabbed it right away.”

“I think I was the first person besides Satoshi to run bitcoin. I mined block 70-something, and I was the recipient of the first bitcoin transaction, when Satoshi sent ten coins to me as a test.”

The wallet address for the 10 Bitcoin transaction tells a story: surging

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