Never heard of Hal Finney? He will likely only be a footnote in crypto-history, but man, such an important one. I won’t bore you with many of my words, as you no doubt see a shinny YouTube video begging your click, but instead read Hal’s own words about bitcoin. He was “The courageous first follower” of the “lone nut” that was Satoshi:
He was also a “courageous first follower” to the lone nut that was Phil Zimmerman, and now we have PGP. I didn’t know Hal personally, so I’m sure glad Andy Greenberg met with him last year to better paint the public picture of the man behind the man. Oh, and because I inject humor into serious situations to dull the pain, on his way out Hal Finney definitely won the ALS ice bucket challenge.