Early adopters of Bitcoin
Bitcoin was invented in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto. At the time, no one could have predicted that it will become a powerful technological innovation and a force to be reckoned with. However, there were a small number of people who received the famous white paper (Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System), and some will become known to the public, later on, as the early adopters of BTC who supported Satoshi Nakamoto from the beginning. In this article, you will find out more about the early supporters of bitcoin.
Hal Finney is known for being the earliest adopters of Bitcoin, a member of the Cypherpunks, while he received 50 BTC from Satoshi Nakamoto for his support. This was the first transaction that happened on the blockchain network, and he is well-known for being the first Bitcoin recipient.
Otherwise, there was a lot of speculation that he is, in fact, Satoshi Nakamoto, as he lived in the same city as Dorian Nakamoto, but he always denied this. Hal Finney remained an advocate for digital privacy, and he also built the first anonymous remailer – ( mail server designed to send messages without revealing the identity of the sender) digital cash system, RPOW (Reusable Proofs of Work).
That being said, he was an accomplished software engineer and worked for PGP Corporation, and shortly after Satoshi Nakamoto sends his last email, he retired. If you’re wondering what he did with his BTC, he actually left them to his family, as he was unfortunately diagnosed with ALS and died in 2014.
Peter Saddington is an entrepreneur who bought BTC when they were valued at $2.52 in 2011, and he had around 45 BTC. This is one of the best investments he ever made as he was able to obtain a huge fortune from his investment in BTC. In 2017 he earned approximately $750,000 from his investment. From then on, he bought BTC consistently and remained a bitcoin investor, even today. As a computer science graduate, he founded several startups and is the founder and CTO of VinWiki and also a Co-Founder of Emrit, a company with a mission to create the first global IoT network.
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Dave Carlson became rich thanks to bitcoin mining. He was a software engineer at Microsoft when got involved in the bitcoin community, and not long after, he will become a devoted supporter who will obtain most BTC through mining. In fact, he is the first user who will reach 1MW mining capacity in North America. Furthermore, he will build MegaBigPower, a company whose main operation is mining, and also sells a franchise to other businesses that are interested in industrial cryptocurrency mining.
Laszlo Hanyecz is a programmer that works for GoRuck, a retail company based in Florida. Laszlo is still passionate about cryptography and cryptocurrencies, and he even convinced GoRuck to accept payments made in bitcoin. His other important contribution, in the early days of bitcoin, was the invention of GPU mining.
On the other hand, he became famous for using BTC for a commercial transaction. He made a post on Bitcointalk asking if someone would like to send pizzas to his home, and he will exchange 10,000 BTC for that. Another user is known as Jercos (real name Jeremy Sturdivant), fulfilled his wish and ordered pizza from Papa John’s. He then would sell the 10,000 BTC for roughly $400. The value of the two pizza would reach today, roughly $80 million and the day he bought the pizza, is celebrated as Bitcoin Pizza Day.
It’s definitely true that the early investors and adopters are millionaires and billionaires thanks to BTC. But, otherwise, bitcoin as innovation has had a tremendous impact on our society, while blockchain technology is being used across multiple sectors and industries. So, it’s safe to say that we still don’t know what the future impact of this technological innovation will be, but for now, there are many opportunities available to both businesses and individuals thanks to BTC.