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10 Years Ago Today, Hal Finney Started ‘Running Bitcoin’

Hal Finney is one of the people many suspected to be Satoshi Nakamoto. A long-time cryptographer and cypherpunk, Finney was the first person ever to receive a Bitcoin transaction. From Satoshi Nakamoto. He was enthusiastic about the project from the beginning. He posted the first known tweet about Bitcoin ten years ago today: Continue reading 10 Years Ago Today, Hal Finney Started ‘Running Bitcoin’

Foxconn Signs on to Manufacture $1000 Blockchain Phone

Taiwanese electronics behemoth Foxconn is reportedly getting onboard to develop and manufacture ‘Finney’, a blockchain phone from Sirin Labs. Codenamed the Finney, Swiss startup Sirin Labs first announced its Android-based open-source ‘blockchain’ smartphone with features including a built-in cold storage cryptocurrency wallet, encrypted communications and peer-to-peer resource sharing late last year. The startup raised $158 million for the Finney project, which includes a desktop, in an initial coin offering in December. Continue reading Foxconn Signs on to Manufacture $1000 Blockchain Phone