For a long time, there have been lots of people coming up with their own predictions in regard to the future price of Bitcoin. People like Tim Draper and Tom Lee has estimated Bitcoin to hit above $100k in the coming years.
They’ve also predicted that Bitcoin will soon achieve mass adoption and attract more institutional investment. However, there’s one person who seems to have lived way ahead of his time. His name is Harold Thomas Finney.
In a now-viral screenshot of his posts from way back in 2009, Hal Finney seems to have had great optimism about the future of Bitcoin. Just a week after the Bitcoin network went live in January 3rd, 2009, Hal Finney predicted that the crypto would one day be valued at a cool $10 million apiece.
You think bitcoin twitter is bullish? Hal Finney (@halfin), was calculating a bitcoin price of $10,000,000 per coin just ONE WEEK after the the genesis block on January 3rd, 2009.
Absolute legend. pic.twitter.com/5MptLhEYHL
— Dr. Bitcoin, M.D. (@DrBitcoinMD) August 23, 2019
Introducing The “Finney”
One of the contributors in the tweet sought to kick-start a move to name 10,000 Satoshis a ”Finney.” Of course, this move can easily succeed if more effort is put to popularize it, and many people would get on board especially given Hal Finney’s respected status within the Bitcoin community.
Could He Be The Creator?
Many have argued that Hal Finney could be the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. In fact, one of the contributors on the thread claimed that Finney is Satoshi. The user argued that Finney must have had the idea about Bitcoin way longer than a week before he made his prediction.
Indeed, from a logical point of view, it’s hard to believe that someone who knew about Bitcoin for no longer than a week after its introduction could have known so much about it and even have the audacity to make predictions running into decades.
Was Harold Finney really Satoshi?