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.

About me

Steemit: www.steemit.com/@luueetang 

Steemit – The do’s and don’t

Being in Steemit for around a year, I have learnt a lot. I am going to write about the things that we should and should not do here.


I really started to work hard in November of 2019. The first month, it was pretty difficult because I had to always wait for my resource credit which constantly diminished in days. The first two apps that I was engaged in were Steemhunt and Musing.

Once my Steem Power reached around 300 SP, I could vote, comment and write more without worrying about the resource credits.


Currently, my SP is at 738 and I have delegated some of my SP out.

Do’s and Don’ts on the Steemit Platform

  1. Always write original content. It’s not wise to copy and paste any content from the web. Even if you feel that it’s hard to write, at least try. The cheetahs can get you if you copy something from the web. I created this website which links directly to Steemit as I write on a hosted WordPress account that I have paid for. This is to avoid any double posting and of course at the same time get my SEO done for my site and content in my Steemit account. I am currently working on boosting the SEO of this site. If you are lost in content, have a break. You can also go to musing.io to find questions to answer. When I was active on Musing, I answered 5 to 6 questions everyday with around 300 words each.
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2. Always use your Posting key for posting and Active key for Steem transfers. Keep your master Key safe. I learnt this around two months ago the hard way when I got my account phished when I got greedy and logged in to a fake website that tricked me with a free 30 steem giveaway. Hours later, I got my account taken over. I have gotten it back and learnt my lesson. If you ever get your account hacked , phished or lost, just go to this page, https://steemitwallet.com/recover_account_step_1.

3. Always change your password but remember to keep it in a safe place. Keep the master key safe and never lose it. It’s the key of the house that unlocks all doors.

The link to change your password is here,

4. Anytime you get flagged or have done something wrong without knowing it as some guidelines aren’t clear, do not feel angry or discouraged. I have got down voted, had unpleasant comments, account phished but I doesn’t deter me from showing up. Doing this will strengthen the mind in all aspects of life other. When I started out at the gym around a decade ago, the first few months showed no progress. I never gave up seven months in. I thought about it, I have done it for the last few months, why not just continue.

5. I always find it interesting when I head into the Steemcleaners discord.

This is my discord account that I have on my desktop app.

Joining discords allows you to get insights into some of the things that other users have done which are not allowed. Steemcleaners job isn’t easy from my view with so many accounts in the Steemit platform.

6. Do not create hundreds of Steemit accounts with the motive of farming upvotes. Well, why would someone be so free to do that anyways. Do not spam.

These are some of the rules. I shall update this post.