The first Bitcoin user to receive a BTC transaction directly from Satoshi Nakamoto in January 2009, lives in Temple City, California.
The same city as Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto for 10 years, this speculation had called adding to him probably the creator of Bitcoin, but he denied it.
Because, the figure of Hal Finney is only one of the activists who raised the name of bitcoin. Harold Thomas Finney II, is a developer of PGP Corporation, the second developer after Phil Zimmermann. In his career, Finney was the main developer in several console games.
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# Cryptography Activist (Disney thing)
Hal Finney was born in Coalinga, California on May 4, 1956 despite his age not long (August 28, 2014), during the rest of his life played an active role in the bitcoin community. Finney continued to the California Institute of Technology, he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in 1979.
After graduating from Caltech, Finney worked in the field of computer games for companies that develop video games.
Including Adventures of Tron, Armor Ambush, Astroblast and Space Attack. After that he joined the PGP Corporation until his retirement in 2011.
Finney's thing was, a famous cryptographic activist. At the beginning of the 1990s, Ida became a poster at Listserv cypherpunks and ran two anonymous emails. Finney ran a contest that succeeded in breaking the encryption of the export class used by Netscape.
In 2004, Finney created the world's first Proof of Work now used by bitcoin. As a Cypherpunk, mentions that the public is faced with the problem of losing privacy.
Creeping computerization, massive databases, more centralization. David Chaum offers a completely different direction, placing power in the hands of individuals rather than government and companies. Computers can be used as a tool to free and protect people, not to control them.
In October 2009, Finney wrote an essay on Less Wrong's blog that he had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in August 2009.
Finney posted that he was paralyzed in a BitcoinTalk forum in March 2013but, he continued to actively participate in programming until his death.
During this time, Finney continued working on experimental software called BCFlick that uses Trusted Computing to strengthen Bitcoin wallets.
In the last years of his life, Hal Finneys received an anonymous call which extorted 1,000 bitcoin. Extortionists demand more bitcoin fees, even though most of them have been used to cover medical expenses in 2013. So you know ...