Today, October 31, is the 14th anniversary of the publication of the Bitcoin White Paper. 14 years ago today, Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator of this digital currency, described Bitcoin as “A peer-to-peer electronic cash systemintroduced to the world.
According to Aruzdigital, October 31, 2008 is the date of the publication of the Bitcoin white paper, and fans of this digital currency celebrate this day on the occasion of the introduction of Bitcoin to people around the world. A few months later, on January 3, 2009 (December 14, 2007), the Bitcoin network started its work with the creation of the first block.
Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin white paper at a time when the world was involved in a very severe financial crisis, and many believe that he started Bitcoin under the influence of this economic crisis and with the aim of transferring power from inefficient centralized institutions to the people. .
The first place where the Bitcoin white paper was published was the “bitcoin.org” website, and until a few months ago, the Bitcoin white paper file was also available to the public on this website; Until Craig Wright’s lawsuit with the current owner of this site forced bitcoin.org to remove the Bitcoin white paper by court order.
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During these 14 years, Bitcoin has grown dramatically in terms of the size of its community of users and fans, which has caused many people to compare its speed of development with revolutionary technologies such as the Internet. In the early years of this 14-year period, few people would have imagined that Bitcoin, as the world’s first digital currency, would one day achieve such a position among the activists in the field of technology and financial markets.