LATEST: Bitcoin Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Whitepaper Release

Today marks the 15th anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto’s release of the Bitcoin whitepaper, revolutionizing digital currency. The whitepaper proposed a decentralized, peer-to-peer electronic cash system, addressing the double-spending problem. Satoshi’s genius incorporated ideas from pioneers like Wei Dai and Adam Back, culminating in Bitcoin’s birth on January 3, 2009. Bitcoin’s impact spread globally, and it became legal tender in El Salvador in 2021. Recent developments include Lightning Network and Taproot, enhancing scalability and functionality. Despite price volatility, BTC continues to thrive, currently at $34,251, down from its peak of $69,000 in 2021.

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