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Özet: Harold Thomas Finney II (May 4, 1956 – August 28, 2014) was a developer for PGP Corporation, and was the second developer hired after Phil Zimmermann. In his early career, he was credited as lead…

Harold Thomas Finney II (May 4, 1956 - August 28, 2014) was a developer
for PGP Corporation, and was
the second developer hired after Phil
Zimmermann
. In his early
career, he was credited as lead developer on several console games. He also
was an early bitcoin user and
received the first bitcoin transaction from bitcoin's creator Satoshi
Nakamoto
.

Early life and education

Finney was born in Coalinga,
California
, in 1956. He
went on to attend the California Institute of
Technology
,
graduating with a BS in engineering in 1981.

Career

After graduation from Caltech, he went to work in the computer gaming field
for a company that developed video games such as Adventures of
Tron
, Armor
Ambush
,
Astroblast and Space
Attack
.[1]
He later went to work for the PGP
Corporation
with whom he
remained until his retirement in
2011.[2]

Finney was a noted cryptographic
activist.[3]
During the early 1990s, in addition to being a regular poster on the
cypherpunks listserv, Finney ran
two anonymous
remailers
.[4]
Further cryptographic activism included running a (successful) contest to
break the export-grade
encryption

Netscape
used.[5]

In 2004, Finney created the first reusable proof of work
system
before
bitcoin.[ citation
needed

][6]
In January 2009, Finney was the bitcoin network's first transaction
recipient.[7]

Bitcoin

Finney was a cypherpunk and
said:[8]

It seemed so obvious to me: "Here we are faced with the problems of loss of
privacy, creeping computerization, massive databases, more centralization -
and [David] Chaum offers a
completely different direction to go in, one which puts power into the hands
of individuals rather than governments and corporations. The computer can be
used as a tool to liberate and protect people, rather than to control them."

-- Finney wrote on the Cypherpunks Mailing List in 1992.

He was an early bitcoin user and
received the first bitcoin transaction from bitcoin's creator Satoshi
Nakamoto
. Finney lived in the
same town for 10 years that Dorian Satoshi
Nakamoto

lived, adding to speculation that he may have been Bitcoin's
creator.[9]
Finney denied that he was Satoshi
Nakamoto
.[10]

In March 2013, Finney posted on a bitcoin forum BitcoinTalk that he was
essentially paralyzed, but continued to program. He continued to program until
his death; he was working on experimental software called bcflick, which uses
Trusted Computing to
strengthen bitcoin wallets.

During the last year of his life, the Finneys received anonymous calls
demanding an extortion fee of 1,000 bitcoin. They became victims of
swatting -- a hoax "where the
perpetrator calls up emergency dispatch using a spoofed telephone number and
pretends to have committed a heinous crime in the hopes of provoking an armed
police response to the victim's
home".[11]

Private life, illness

In October 2009, Finney announced in an essay on the blog Less
Wrong
that he had been diagnosed
with amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis
(ALS)
in August
2009.[12]
Prior to his illness, Finney had been an active runner. Finney and his wife
Fran Finney raised money for ALS research with the Santa Barbara
International
Marathon
.[13][14][15]

Death

Hal Finney died in Phoenix August 28, 2014 and was
cryopreserved by the Alcor Life
Extension
Foundation
.[2][16][17]

References

  1. ^ "AtariAge". Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Popper, Nathaniel, "Hal Finney, Cryptographer and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies at 58", The New York Times , August 30, 2014
  3. ^ "For instance, many ACLU members do not share the generalized antipathy toward government that is a common premise of "cypherpunk" activists like Hal Finney and Tim May." David Brin, The Transparent Society ch2
  4. ^ "Prospects for remailers - Parekh - First Monday". Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Give Us Some Credit: Your Card is Safe", The Washington Post , 1996
  6. ^ "Here's The Problem With The New Theory That A Japanese Math Professor Is The Inventor Of Bitcoin". SFGate. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Hal Finney received the first Bitcoin transaction. Here's how he describes it". Washington Post. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets Nakamoto's Neighbor: My Hunt For Bitcoin's Creator Led To A Paralyzed Crypto Genius". Forbes. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets Nakamoto's Neighbor: My Hunt For Bitcoin's Creator Led To A Paralyzed Crypto Genius". Forbes. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets Nakamoto's Neighbor: My Hunt For Bitcoin's Creator Led To A Paralyzed Crypto Genius". Forbes. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  11. ^ Robert McMillan (29 December 2014). "An Extortionist Has Been Making Life Hell for Bitcoin's Earliest Adopters". Wired. Cond e Nast. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Dying Outside". Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  13. ^ Fight for a Cure for ALS: A Marathoners Story [ permanent dead link ]
  14. ^ "Hal and Fran Finney Are Running for a Cause". Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "After a Year of ALS, Reality Begins to Hit Home for Hal and Fran Finney". Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  16. ^ Max More (2014-08-28). "Hal Finney being cryopreserved now"
  17. ^ Andy Greenberg (2014-08-28). "Bitcoin's Earliest Adopter Is Cryonically Freezing His Body to See the Future"

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