As I was writing this report, I was looking for inspiration and motivation, and couldn't think of anyone more visionary than Hal Finney. In the depths of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, he was not only the first Bitcoin user but he successfully identified the two greatest challenges Bitcoin would face at scale… in the first month after launch.
Writing this much content in such a short amount of time feels like an 11 mile sprint. But I'm grateful for it. Visionaries like Hal gave me a career that I never could have imagined. One that is still early, I hope.
The good parts of the back half of this report are dedicated to Satoshi Hal and his family. The bad parts and mistakes are my own.