For bitcoiners, Hal Finney is a legend. Indeed, he was the first Bitcoin user and the first to receive a BTC transaction. As a reminder, it was Satoshi himself who sent him 10 tokens to test the mechanism. But Hal Finney died in 2014 at the age of 58. Since then, members of the crypto community have worshiped him. There are even events organized in his honor. Hal was also the first to talk about Bitcoin on Twitter. While the traces of his presence on the blue bird network are in danger of disappearing, his wife has decided to take matters into her own hands.
Fran Finney doesn’t want Elon Musk to close her husband’s account
On Friday night, several members of the Bitcoin community noticed new activity on Hal Finney’s Twitter account. Faced with the concerns raised by the latter, his wife Fran Finney replied that she now takes control of the Twitter account of her deceased husband. This, to prevent Elon Musk from closing the account, which has been inactive for more than 12 years.
“I want Hal’s account to remain active and will occasionally post from his account. When I post, I will continue to tag myself as the author of the post”has she Explain.
In Twitter’s new policies, Elon Musk has put in place strict account measures. Twitter has already suspended a number of accounts, including those controlled by high-profile journalists and social media platform Mastodon.
It’s unclear if Fran Finney’s intervention can save the crypto pioneer’s presence on Twitter. But Fran Finney has promised that the account will now be active. Twitter users appeared to be largely supportive of Fran Finney’s efforts to show that the account was still active and beneficial to the bitcoin community. Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also took to the platform to express his surprise at the reactivation of the account.
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