It was the first time after 12 years of silence from the Twitter account of Hal Finney, who was the recipient of the first Bitcoin transfer in history and died in 2014.
In the post made from Finney’s account, which also has theories that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, “I’m @franfinney. I’m tweeting to prevent Hal’s account from being shut down by Elon.” statements were included. This tweet was sent in response to famous Bitcoin developer Jameson Lopp, who wrote that after being followed on Hal Finney’s account, the account may have been hacked.
Finney was the recipient of Satoshi Nakamoto’s first Bitcoin transfer to test Bitcoin. Finney received 10 BTC from Satoshi Nakamoto on January 12, 2009. One day before this date, Finney shared the following tweet, which will have an important place in the history of Bitcoin in the following years:
Finney said it could be his second job using Bitcoin software after Satoshi. However, some believe that Finney is Satoshi Nakamoto. Finney also calculated a value of $10 million per Bitcoin in an email to Satoshi Nakamoto, just a week after Bitcoin’s launch on January 3, 2009.
Elon Musk recently announced that Twitter will soon waste the usernames of 1.5 billion accounts. Musk stated that these accounts were accounts that did not tweet and log in for years. Musk’s name has raised concerns about accounts that act as a memory, such as Finney’s.