14 Years Ago Today: To Whom Satoshi Sent The 1st Bitcoin Transaction?
If you answered Hal Finney, you are correct! 14 years ago, today. What a long way Bitcoin has come in that time frame which really is a short span when one thinks on it.
It’s 14 years since the first Bitcoin (BTC) transaction was initiated, with its anonymous founder Satoshi Nakamoto acting as the sender. For the transaction that occurred on January 12, 2009, Nakamoto transferred the 10 BTC to computer scientist Hal Finney, the first-ever recipient on the Bitcoin blockchain.
Commenting on the transaction, Peter Smith, the CEO of Bitcoin blockchain explorer platform Blockchain.com noted it was a period of ‘planting seeds.’ Finney’s prominence in the crypto space Notably, Finney has over the years gained prominence in the cryptocurrency space, as he was among the first people to embrace Bitcoin, even mining the asset. In this line, Finney is also among the few individuals who are known to have communicated with Satoshi.