10 Year Anniversary of Hal Finney’s Running Bitcoin Tweet: Rapid Growth

On January 11, ten years ago, Hal Finney wrote a tweet about Bitcoin.Running bitcoin— halfin (@halfin) January 11, 2009The late cypherpunk and cryptographer had just become the first person to receive the digital currency from its creator Satoshi Nakamoto himself. But more importantly, he had become the first person to trust bitcoin for its immense potential. He would run its code, review its anonymity and environmental drawbacks, suggest changes, and would entirely immerse himself to support an open-source project that would one day grow up to challenge the status-quo of mainstream finance.Looking at ways to add more anonymity to bitcoin— halfin (@halfin) January 21, 2009Thinking about how to reduce CO2 emissions from a widespread Bitcoin implementation— halfin (@halfin) January 27, 2009Hal was officially the first citizen of the Bitcoin network at a time when its value was negligible. People were giving the cryptocurrency to other people as tips on the…

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