Bitcoin Pioneer and First Bitcoin Recipient Hal Finney Passes Away

By August 30, 2014Bitcoin Business

hal finney The bitcoin world lost one of its earliest pioneers today with the legal passing of Hal Finney, the recipient of the world’s first bitcoin transaction and its first identified developer after Satoshi Nakamoto. He was 58 years old.

Finney had been diagnosed with the disease ALS ( Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2009 and was wheelchair-bound for the last few years of his life. Despite this, he remained as […]

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