While the crypto community is still deciding whether Bitcoin (BTC) was born or was just designed, 12 years ago, The fact is that October 31, 2008 remains one of the most remarkable dates in modern human history. Exactly 12 years ago Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper, which some have described as the “new Bible”. Designed like new “pure peer-to-peer version of e-money”, Many see the creation of Bitcoin in response to a global financial crisis.
The video team from Cointelegraph spoke with Adam Back, Co-Founder and CEO of Blockstream, at the birth of Bitcoin. You can watch the video here:
Although bitcoin has become lately more attractive than Jesus and sex, At least among Reddit users, we mustn’t forget that this is the case Only Bitcoin’s 12th birthday and there are still many great successes and challenges ahead. For this real world saga, however, we can only hope to know how this story will end and who will emerge victorious.
Cointelegraph reached out to Bitcoin’s friends and supporters and asked them to do so Send your birthday wishes to Big BTC.
Alex Wilson, Co-Founder of The Giving Block:
“On Bitcoin’s birthday, I hope it brings financial freedom to billions of people around the world.”
Muneeb Ali, CEO and Co-Founder of Blockstack PBC:
“My wish for BTC’s 12th birthday is that it marks the new chapter for BTC, in which it begins to move from passive capital (store of value) to active capital that is used, for example, as collateral for financial products. I think that it is. the next logical step on the way from Bitcoin to the reserve currency. “
Michael Terpin, founder of Transform Group and BitAngels:
“The 12th anniversary of the Bitcoin White Paper, which took nearly two years to get anyone to buy a pizza with 10,000 bitcoins, is an amazing example of the Bill Gates mantra that most people overestimate. What can be done in a year but it is underestimating what can be done in a decade. Today, with Bitcoin surpassing a market cap of $ 260 billion, we have better market validation of the Satoshi paradigm and a global hunger for fair vehicles, and self-sufficient to create and wealth management “.
Jimmy Song, author of Programming Blockchain:
“A robust network, an anti-fraud community and a high price”
Alejandro De La Torre, Vice President of Poolin, a bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining pool:
“I wish Bitcoin continued to be successful in establishing and many more years of a healthy global network powered by kind and caring miners.”
Efi Pylarinou, Fintech and Blockchain Consultant:
“My wish is that the European Commission, Switzerland or the United States decide to adopt the Bitcoin blockchain in the direction of a new constitutional law of every citizen who has a decentralized blockchain wallet in his identification. This wallet is also used by everyone Land uses if and when they opt for a universal basic income system “.
Scott Melker, Trader, investor and host of the podcast The wolf of all streets::
Taylor Pearson, Businessman and author of The end of jobs::
“May the resistance of the censorship rise to meet you. May the power of hash always be at your back. May the paths of BIP-32 shine warm on your pads; commissions fall gently on your safety and until we meet again. May Satoshi hold you in his hand. “
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