First Transaction of Bitcoin Currency takes place between Satoshi and Hal Finney, a Developer and Cryptographic Activist.

On March 19, 2013 Hal Finney posted on Bitcointalk.org the following:I thought I’d write about the last four years, an eventful time for Bitcoin and me. For those who don’t know me, I’m Hal Finney. I got my start in crypto working on an early version of PGP, working closely with Phil Zimmermann. When Phil […]

The First Bitcoin Block Is Mined by ‘Satashi Nakamoto’ including within the code a Headline from ‘The Times’ that read, “Chancellor on Brink of Second Bailout for Banks”

In January 2009 the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto set the Bitcoin revolution in motion by mining the fledgling currency’s first ever block of 50 coins. And Nakamoto presumably intentionally made sure that the moment was fixed in history by including within the code for the block a headline from the January 3, 2009, edition of British […]

‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ Released a White Paper called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” and the Idea was Officially Born

Satoshi Nakamoto (a pseudo-name) publishes a design paper called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” through a metzdowd.com cryptography mailing list that describes the Bitcoin currency and solves the problem of double spending so as to prevent the currency from being copied. The internet-based money enabled online payments without a third party and also wasn’t […]

Neal Kin, Vladimir Oksman, and Charles Bry file an application for an encryption patent application

An interesting patent application… Neal Kin, Vladimir Oksman, and Charles Bry file an application for an encryption patent application. All three individuals deny a connection to Satoshi Nakamoto, the alleged originator of the Bitcoin concept. Those familiar with the world’s first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, know that there’s near universal consensus that “Satoshi Nakamoto” doesn’t exist. Instead, […]