Hal’s lifework has lead directly to the creation of Bitcoin. From PGP to RPOW, he’s a cypherpunk at heart who always had the people’s freedom in mind.
Cypherpunks write code.
Hal did just that and while he was inventing the computer code needed to compile RPOW. Thought leaders like Nick Szabo and others were establishing the economic fundamentals for why the internet and its users needed a currency of their own.
A blend of the anti-inflationary and sovereign aspects of gold and silver but with lightning fast speeds and the portability of the world wide web.
You think he wouldn’t understand the need for a completely anonymous actor to be the creator for Bitcoin?