Remembering Hal Finney on the 14th Anniversary of the First Bitcoin Transaction

It’s been 14 years since the first bitcoin transaction was sent. On Jan. 11, 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of the Bitcoin system, sent Hal Finney, a well-regarded cryptographer and computer scientist, 10 bitcoin (BTC). This test transaction, sent before BTC had a quotable price, was a harbinger of the many peer-to-peer transfers to come enabled by the world’s first cryptocurrency network.

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