Hal Finney

Since Bitcoin’s invention, it has disrupted many industries and shifted the way our world works. Bitcoin has only been in existence for a good ten years.

About a week ago, I wrote a post about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin’s mysterious founder.
Will Satoshi Nakmoto be revealed?

@rpgbuilders Hal Finney video

Patrick @rpgbuilders gave me a really good response which I think deserves a shout out.

I think this video is a great look at the late Hal Finney, who was the only believer in Satoshi’s project. Patrick knows more than me as I only read about Hal Finney last year from Digital Gold which was written by by Nathaniel Popper published in 2015.

More on Digital Gold here


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Sadly, he was diagnosed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which was similar to what Stephen Hawking suffered. This disease destroys motor neurons that help send nerve impulses to your muscle tissue to have it move. Without motor neurons is like having a body without control of it. Your brain can’t send any signals back to the body anymore.

It’s really a pity that Hal passed away in 2014. Any answers to the true identity Bitcoin’s creator is now gone. Hal was one of the early cyberpunks who emailed Satoshi daily and was one of the earliest users of Bitcoins. I had missed the train for many years too. I would imagine if I had held that many Bitcoins ten years ago. To understand the true backbone of Bitcoin’s programming language, one would have to look deep into Hal’s works.


One of the most vital reads about his work are from the Nakomotoinstitute page, which I have provided links.

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One interesting read that I found in this page is titled Bitcoin and me

In addition, he writes about how he met Satoshi Nakamoto. He was the first to receive the first batch of Bitcoins which Satoshi sent to him for a test run to see if it worked at all. This part is also highlighted in Digital Gold. I read it everyday like reading diary pages of the events that took place from the day of it’s creation to being the Cryptocurrency it is today. Btw, Cryptocurrency still isn’t accepted by the dictionary and everytime I mention Cryptocurrency, there is a red line beneath it. If one day, the world accepts Cryptos as a medium of exchange, then would it still be called a Cryptocurrency? Will it still be cryptic and ambiguous at all?

It’s really great that he has written some articles and even published papers on the topic. I could imagine being him at that time when no one believed in Bitcoins and one man changed that by creating Silk Road. Imagine holding at that time useless coins that no one believed in to one day turn into gems.

In conclusion, I do think this is one of the most important events in history that has to be remembered. It changed the world just as Steve Job’s iPhone.

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Project Euler


is the understanding of the language of the geeks, just joking. It’s the understand of how programs work and our understanding of the different programming languages such as JavaScript, Python, C++, C #, Ruby, SQL and etc to build new applications and decentralized apps of the future.

Project Euler is a website that lets you try out the toughest math questions. There are currently 664 questions. Question #1 is the easiest and #664 being the hardest. Why? If you want to be a programmer which I want to be, but I haven’t really been practicing lately, you have to be able to solve these hard questions.

The first programming language to learn if you want to be a programmer would be


Img from freeCodeCamp programming education

Which programming language should you learn first?

Problem #1 from ProjectEuler.net

Try to solve the problem above if you can.

One of the sites that you can visit to kick start your programming skills is at


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Introduction to Blockchain

Currently, there are new programming lessons. I have just logged into my account and I saw this new course on the introduction to Blockchain.

The good thing about learning programming in Code academy is that you don’t need to install any IDE’S (Integrated development environment). Currently, one of my favorite IDE’S is IntelliJ from Jetbrains.

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Do visit https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/ to download IntelliJ to run scripts. It may be a bit complex at first but you can find loads of resources on YouTube about this IDE. As our world slowly transits into the 4th Industrial revolution, programming is become an essential skill that we have to learn. Many jobs are slowly becoming obsolete. There is a lack of programmers.

In Malaysia especially, I do see a wide gap of skill mismatch with jobs that exist and the jobs that are available. There are currently many jobs that have lots of positions with no one being able to fill it. One lucrative niche that one has to learn anything that is Blockchain. This technology is only a few years old and is becoming an essential part of our lives.

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