Everything started here:
On a gloomy day on the 31st of October, 2008, in the middle of the worst international financial crisis the world has seen in decades.
As millions of people were in despair and the world markets in total disarray, on a mailing list for cryptographers and cypherpunks named “The Cryptography Mailing List” an anonymous user by the name Satoshi Nakamoto propose the design for the first peer-to-peer electronic cash system. He/She/They dubbed this form of P2P digital cash: “Bitcoin”.
A tiny beam of light in total darkness, mankind primordial survival instinct,
We learn from the past.
Day 0 – We now have a plan B, a fire escape.
<< Here you can find the email thread From/To Satoshi To/From various important characters, that you will soon learn, have been instrumental for the development and spreading of Bitcoin (i.e. Hal Finney, Nick Szabo, Adam Back, Gavin Andresen):
History repeats itself. As we have seen in the past humans always attempts to reengineer revolutionary tools to fit the current model (sort of what Nicholas Taleb’s call “Narrative Fallacy” https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Narrative_fallacy).
Similarly, you’ll hear many people talking about “Blockchain” but not Bitcoin.
As you will soon learn this is nonsense, the property of the Bitcoin protocol that people dislike and contest are exactly what makes it a revolutionary technology. Those are not bugs but features, being: open/borderless, censorship resistant, anti-fragility (Taleb’s definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antifragility), pseudonyms, with no single issuer, no single point of failure.