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Hal Finney, PGP and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies At 58 40

New submitter brokenin2 writes Hal Finney, the number two programmer for PGP and the first person to receive a Bitcoin transaction, has passed away. From the article on Coindesk: "Shortly after collaborating with Nakamoto on early bitcoin code in 2009, Finney announced he was suffering from ALS. Increasing paralysis, which eventually became near-total, forced him to retire from work in early 2011."
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Hal Finney, PGP and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies At 58

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