In the fall of 2008, the white paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System,” authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, circulated on a cryptography mailing list. As signaled by the title, it proposed a protocol for creating an electronic cash system without the need for intermediaries or trust. Some months later, in January 2009, the first-ever Bitcoin block was mined.
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By: Anders Helseth