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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Top-5 Bitcoin Firsts

Top-5 Bitcoin Firsts

Once in a while we hear the inspiring, amusing and often ridiculous stories about Bitcoins, the innovative cryptocurrency that is taking the world by storm. Here is an overview of the Bitcoin’s first achievements in integrating into the mainstream.

The first transaction

Some of you might have heard the story about the incredibly pricy pizza bought for Bitcoins. On May 21, 2010, an IT specialist Laszlo Hanyecz from Florida transferred 10,000 Bitcoins to an unknown Bitcoin-enthusiast in England, who would order a pizza from a Laszlo’s local Papa John’s and got it delivered to him.

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