Hal Finney's wife, Fran Finney, has announced a half-marathon Bitcoin fundraiser called "Running Bitcoin" for ALS research. Bitcoiners rejoiced as the legendary computer scientist's old Twitter account woke up containing her surprise. The event will take place from January 1st to January 10th and there are options to donate online.
https://t.co/xpcvzCmtMd Hi everyone, this is Fran Finney, wife of Hal Finney, an early pioneer of Bitcoin. I want to let you know about a special event I'm organizing in honor of my husband. Thank you for all your interest in Hal and your support... he would love it! 1/5— halfin (@halfin) December 27, 2022
Hal Finney tragically passed away in 2014 after a long battle with ALS, a terminal disease which slowly paralyzes your entire body. He was an avid runner and the fundraiser will honor his memory.
As the second user of Bitcoin, and an avid contributor, his story is a favorite in the Bitcoin world. Based on extensive research, I made a strong case that Hal Finney helped his friend Nick Szabo invent Bitcoin.
Fran Finney has dedicated the rest of her life to the ALS cause in an effort to help quell the disease that took her beloved partner. An optimist and fan of life extension, Hal Finney was cryogenically frozen at Alcor in the hopes of someday waking up with a cure to ALS.