Blockchain technology had a long journey to this day. A lot of scientists and developers worked on blockchain in order to develop its capabilities. Some worked on a new blockchain and created their own cryptocurrency and some tried to improve the Bitcoin blockchain network. In this article we are going to talk very shortly about two influential people in blockchain. These people are, who as first people with Satoshi Nakamoto create and develop Bitcoin.
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Two influential people in blockchain; Hal Finney
Hal Finney is a computer-scientist, who was the pre-Bitcoin cryptographer as well. In fact, he was the first person, other than Satoshi Nakamoto, who worked on Bitcoin. He was responsible to fix the bugs in Bitcoin software and improve the network. He was the first person who used Bitcoin software.
Finney believed that technology will be advanced in the future. As a result, human can live forever by using technological medium. Unfortunately, Finney passed away on Aug, 28, 2014 in Phoenix. He left the Bitcoin community with the question that is Hal Finney the real Satoshi Nakamoto?
Finney cryopreserved by the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in order to be ‘revived’ when the technology reached the point to allow him to continue living.
If this really happens, and Finney ‘revived’, perhaps we can find an answer to the question that who is real Satoshi. However, the answer will not affect the Bitcoin to the better or worse.
Two influential people in blockchain; Gavin Andresen
Gavin Andresen is an American programmer, who was responsible as the main software developer of Bitcoin client software. Andresen joined the team, since Satoshi Nakamoto announced he has left the Bitcoin team. Then later in 2012, he founded the Bitcoin Foundation to attract support from others in order to develop the Bitcoin.
Andersen is still the main research officer of the Bitcoin. He is also able to send the message to all the users about any internal problems by using a special alert key. In fact, Andresen is the only person, who has access to this key.
The net worth of Andresen is around $2 million, and he is holding it in Bitcoin.