Bitcoin white paper turns 15 as Satoshi Nakamoto’s legacy lives on

Today marks 15 years since the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, shared the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper to a mailing list of cryptographers on Oct. 31, 2008 — a date also annually celebrated as Halloween.

“I’ve been working on a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party,” Satoshi famously said in the opening sentence before linking the document titled: “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.”

Satoshi’s email notifying other cypherpunks about his release of the Bitcoin Whitepaper. Source: Satoshi Nakamoto Institute

The whitepaper proposed a decentralized system that could facilitate peer-to-peer transactions…

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