Hal finney (born may 4, 1956) is a developer for pgp corporation, and was the 2nd developer hired after phil zimmerman. in his early career, he is credited as lead developer on several console games. he is a 1979 graduate of the california institute of technology, holding a bs in engineering. finney is also a noted cryptographic activist. during the early 1990s, in addition to being a regular poster on the cypherpunks listserv, finney ran two anonymous remailers.