- After a decade of inactivity, Hal Finney’s Twitter account came back to life.
- Hal Finney passed away in 2014, and since 2010 he has not tweeted.
- He was the one who received 10 Bitcoin from Satoshi on January 12, 2009, the first ever Bitcoin transfer ever reported.
Out of the blue moon, after more than ten years of inactivity, one of the most prominent individuals in Bitcoin history’s Twitter account has unexpectedly resumed activity. On Friday, Hal Finney’s Twitter handle, “This is Fran Finney,” was tweeted, and adding further, it was said he is tweeting for Hal so that the account is safe from Elon as it can be purged by him.
— halfin (@halfin) January 11, 2009
Talking about Hal Finney, it is said that he is one the first Bitcoin testers to confirm with the network’s mysterious creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, in its initial days. He received 10 Bitcoin from Satoshi on January 12, 2009, the first ever Bitcoin transfer ever reported in the history of cryptocurrency.
Interestingly, today many in the Bitcoin community suspect that Finney was Satoshi, or he can be at least one of the programmers behind this whole alias. On August 2014, Finney died from a fatal disease, abandoning both him and Satoshi absent from Bitcoin’s future advancement.
The most famous tweet from his handle was his announcement tweet that he was “running Bitcoin,” dated January 10, 2009. He claims to have been the second person after Satoshi himself to use the software.
This sudden revival of the Finneys was a surprise for everyone. The Co-founder and CEO of CASA, Jameson Lopp, said that the account might have been compromised when he noticed that the account had lately followed his own Twitter account.
People were very quick to respond that the account of Finney’s may have been resumed by the one who actually controls it in order to avoid it being purged by Elon.