Satoshi sent the first Bitcoin transaction to Hal Finney 12 years ago today

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Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the first-ever Bitcoin transaction sent from one person to another. At the receiving end was computer scientist Hal Finney, who got the 10 Bitcoin from Satoshi Nakamoto, the network’s mysterious, pseudonymous creator.

The transaction on the now-historic date proved that Bitcoin—as a money network—did indeed work in reality and set the foundation for its future growth. It came a week after Nakamoto started running the Bitcoin network on their computing system.
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