Bitcoiner of the Week: Hal Finney

Bitcoiner of the Week: Hal Finney

On August 28, 2014, Bitcoin world lost one of its earliest pioneers, Hal Finney, at the age of 58. Finney was one of the developer of Bitcoin project and the recipient of the first bitcoin transaction.

“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. I carried on an email conversation with Satoshi over the next few days, mostly me reporting bugs and him fixing them” he said.

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Bitcoin Paradise: The Galt’s Gulch Chile

Bitcoin Paradise: The Galt’s Gulch Chile

 

With the rapid development of the Bitcoin community more and more ventures that accept Bitcoins come to light. This time we will have a look at Galt’s Gulch Chile, an extraordinary community of scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs and other Bitcoin enthusiasts in the heart of Chile, who have found a way to escape “the over-regulated, over-taxed, war-riddled and welfare-riddled society consuming the world”.

The idea of creating such a community came from Ayn Rand, an American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter, whose famous protagonist character, John Galt, decided to stop supporting the corrupt society and found redemption in a place “where they found their freedom, success and peace of mind”.

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