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Between 2008 and 2012, a pseudonymous programmer (or programmers) going by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto shared with the world a brilliant vision and the code to build it.

On January 3rd, 2009, the first block of the Bitcoin blockchain was mined, kickstarting the world’s first fully realized cryptocurrency. Satoshi did not build Bitcoin alone. He stood upon the shoulders of cryptographic giants and free software gurus as Timothy C. May, the Cypherpunks, Richard Stallman, Nick Szabo and others.

The foundations of Bitcoin were built by a distributed network of innovators seeking to use cryptographic and open source software to bring freedom to an unfree world. Bitcoin is only the beginning.

Fact: Bitcoin was released in January 2009, but it was only until 2011 when the CIA got curious about Bitcoin and asked Gavin (a user) to have a discussion. You can browse the forum thread here:

If you want to learn more about Satoshi Nakamoto and Bitcoin in general browse the following resources:

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