What is Bitcoin?

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency, and it kick-started the whole idea of decentralized currencies.

It all began in October 2008 with the publication of Bitcoin’s white paper by the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto. There is a lot of speculation about his true identity - if it’s a single individual or a group of people.

Just 64 days later, on the 3rd of January 2009, the first Bitcoin was mined.

To this day bitcoin, is the cryptocurrency with the largest market capitalization. It runs on the Bitcoin protocol, the first blockchain, which is the software that governs how the currency operates.

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