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Satoshi’s vision in Bitcoin’s white paper turns 14 today; these are the achievements so far

The Bitcoin whitepaper was first published 14 years ago on this day. Satoshi Nakamoto published a nine-page paper on this date in 2008, sparking a financial revolution and creating a trillion-dollar industry.

The Bitcoin whitepaper, titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System,” was distributed to a cryptography email group on October 31, 2008, under the pseudonym Satoshi.

Bitcoin’s Inception

A group of cypherpunks who shared ideas for developing a sort of digital currency and payment system ran the mailing list that was maintained by Metzdow. “Bitcoin P2P e-cash paper,” which detailed the key characteristics of the system, was shared by Satoshi in the message.

The creator of Bitcoin, who went under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, said that they had been developing a new kind of electronic money that relied only on the Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus mechanism. Despite the mixed reception of the document, it marked the birth of what is now known as blockchain technology.

The Bitcoin network was established a few months after the publication, with the first block being mined on January 3, 2009. Hal Finney received the first 10 BTC transaction from Nakamoto about eight days later, at which point he famously tweeted:

The creator of Bitcoin, who went under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, said that they had been developing a new kind of electronic money that relied only on the Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus mechanism. Despite the mixed reception of the document, it marked the birth of what is now known as blockchain technology.

The Bitcoin network was established a few months after the publication, with the first block being mined on January 3, 2009. Hal Finney received the first 10 BTC transaction from Nakamoto about eight days later, at which point he famously tweeted:

A $1 Trillion Industry

Since the invention of Bitcoin, more than 20,000 cryptocurrencies have been formed, with more than 500 exchanges.

With approximately 40% of the market share, Bitcoin has a market valuation of over $1 trillion in the cryptocurrency world. The digital asset had a high price of approximately $70,000 in November 2021 and was currently trading above $20,000 as of this writing.

Over the past few years, Bitcoin has drawn the attention of numerous nations and financial institutions. After being approved as a means of trade in El Salvador, the cryptocurrency received its first designation as legal tender. The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized Bitcoin as the first decentralized cryptocurrency.

In just 14 years, Bitcoin has achieved much more than anyone imagined. Despite the current bearish market conditions, the next 14 years will likely see more innovations stemming from the creation of Bitcoin.

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Written by T.I Ukende

T.I Ukende is a professional writer and ICT consultant. He has written many evergreen articles for Benuecast blog, classicgist, ellabase and many others before birthing the newsway blog.
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