On 3 January 2009, exactly ten years ago, a person or group of people under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto launched the main network is the first cryptocurrency, having produced the Genesis block of 50 bitcoins.

Note that the network launch was preceded by the publication of the white paper (31 October 2008).

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— ForkLog (@ForkLog) 31 October 2018.

The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto and motives of creating bitcoins still remain a mystery, they are trying to solve and outside the community. However, the fact that the hash of the Genesis block-the first cryptocurrency contains the title of the article “Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks” from the British newspaper The Times, can attest to the fact that the global financial crisis of 2008 and policy the redemption of debt of large banks by States was one of the incentives Nakamoto.

This important community day exchange BitMEX has decided to thank the Creator of bitcoin on the front page of the same The Times, buying advertising space.

Happy 10th Birthday, Bitcoin! BitMEX is celebrating this momentous occasion with a piece by @CryptoHayes on changes in modern money [https://t.co/aX3RepQQGK], and a post by @BitMEXResarch speculating on the effect of the mass adoption of Bitcoin [https://t.co/PE1Zm15eym]. pic.twitter.com/XV5GvApZFM

— BitMEX (@BitMEXdotcom) January 3, 2019

“We owe you”.

The first bitcoin transaction took place on 12 January 2009, Satoshi sent 10 BTC to Hal Finney. Three days before this version has been published IN Bitcoin 0.1.

Note that in 2018, the network of bitcoin is actively developing the solution to the second layer Lightning Network. In addition, due to the activation of the Protocol Segregated Witness and batchenga last year were produced in blocks of more than 2 MB.

It is noteworthy that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for the first time appeared on the pages of the final Declaration of the G20. At the same time, such giants of the Finance world, as Intercontinental Exchange and Fidelity Investments, in spite of severe drawdown of the market, began to develop the infrastructure for institutional investors, strengthening the status of bitcoin.

To date, the weighted average rate of the first cryptocurrency is set at $3900, and the capitalization of the flagship market is about $68 billion.

In addition, today planned action Proof Of Keys, in which users attempt to withdraw all their bitcoins with the trading platforms they control the wallets.

Let’s start a new #Bitcoin cultural tradition.

An annual Proof of Keys Celebration on Jan 3rd to declare monetary sovereignty by withdrawing all $BTC held w/ trusted 3rd parties to software we control, private keys & do network consensus.

Who is w/ me? 💪 https://t.co/sJhOYSjStH pic.twitter.com/ve9DBsQhh9

— Trace Mayer [Jan/3➞₿🔑∎] (@TraceMayer) 9 Dec 2018

Happy Genesis Block Day!

We will remind, in the summer of 2018 there is another candidate for Satoshi Nakamoto. An unknown man, who published the text “Duality” on the site nakamotofamilyfoundation.org promised to answer all your burning questions cryptologist in his book. While stichometrically analysis confirmed that anonymous can really be the Creator of bitcoin.

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