"When Satoshi announced Bitcoin on the cryptography mailing list, he got a skeptical reception at best. Cryptographers have seen too many grand schemes by clueless noobs. They tend to have a knee jerk reaction. I was more positive."
- Hal Finney
In Block004 of The Bitcoin Journey, Cj & Tim talk around a Bitcoin Talk forum post by famous early bitcoiner and cypherpunk, Hal Finney. In it, he talks about his career, the early days of bitcoin and the latter stages of his life limiting illness.
CJ & Tim discuss:
Hal's work in PGP
Pre-bitcoin attempts at digital cash
Inheritance considerations for bitcoiners
Sadly, Hal passed away in 2014. You can read this blog post, and find more interesting bitcoin discussion, via the links below: