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13-year anniversary of transaction between Satoshi and Hal Finney By Cointelegraph

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It’s been exactly 13 years to the day since computer scientist Hal Finney became the recipient of the first transaction on the blockchain from creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

On Jan. 12, 2009, with the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper a mere three months old, Satoshi sent Finney 10 BTC — worth next to nothing at the time, but now roughly $440,000. The move, likely a test to determine the viability of the blockchain, was the first in a series of hundreds of millions of transactions in Bitcoin between millions of people across the world.