As the crypto community decides if Bitcoin (BTC) was born – or just conceived – 12 years ago, the fact is that October 31, 2008 remains one of the most significant dates in modern human history. Exactly 12 years ago, Satoshi Nakamoto published what some have described as “a new bible” – the Bitcoin White Paper. Designed as a brand new “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic money,” many see the creation of Bitcoin as a response to a global financial crisis.
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The TBEN video team spoke to Adam Back, co-founder and CEO of Blockstream, about the birth of Bitcoin. Watch the video here:
While Bitcoin has recently become more attractive than Jesus and sex, at least among Reddit users, let’s not forget that this is only Bitcoin’s 12th anniversary and there are many great achievements and challenges ahead, well. that for this real world saga, we can only hope to know how this story will end and who will emerge victorious from it.
TBEN reached out to friends and supporters of Bitcoin, asking them to send their birthday wishes to Big BTC.
Alex wilson, co-founder of The Giving Block:
“On Bitcoin’s anniversary, 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 anniversary is that it marks the new chapter for BTC where it begins to move from passive capital (store of value) to actively deployed capital, for example, used as collateral in financial products . I think this is the next logical step on Bitcoin’s path to becoming a reserve currency.
Michael terpin, founder of Transform Group and BitAngels:
“The 12th anniversary of the Bitcoin whitepaper, which took almost two years to reach a point where everyone could even buy a pizza with 10,000 Bitcoins, is a stunning example of Bill Gates’ mantra that most people overestimate what can be done in a year, but underestimate what can be accomplished in a decade. Today, as Bitcoin surpasses a market cap of $ 260 billion, we have further market validation of the Satoshi paradigm and the global thirst for fair and self-sustaining vehicles for wealth creation and management.
Jimmy song, instructor at Programming Blockchain:
“A robust network, an antifragile community and a high price”
Alejandro De La Torre, Vice President of Poolin, a Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining pool:
“I wish Bitcoin continued success in adopting it and many more years of a healthy global network powered by kind and caring miners.”
Efi Pylarinou, fintech and blockchain advisor:
“My wish is that the European Commission, Switzerland or the United States decide to adopt the Bitcoin blockchain towards a new constitutional right of each citizen who has a decentralized blockchain on-chain wallet with his identifier. This wallet will also be used by each country when and if they decide to adopt a UBI system. “
Scott melker, trader, investor and host of The wolf of all the streets Podcast:
Taylor pearson, entrepreneur and author of The end of jobs:
“May the resistance to censorship rise up against you. May hashpower always be by your side. May the BIP-32 paths shine on your blocks; the costs are slowly falling on your safety and until we meet again, Satoshi has you in the palm of his hand.
Jonathan reichental, CEO of Human Future:
“Bitcoin is only 12 years old. He’s a young man. He still has a lot to learn and a lot of time to develop. In 10 to 15 years, with wisdom and maturity, BTC, its siblings and descendants could be a force to be reckoned with in the global financial system. I wish BTC the best of luck for a prosperous future. “
Sandra ro, CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council:
“Happy 12th Birthday to Bitcoin! I wish that everyone who does not (or has limited access) to traditional financial investments could receive satoshis today. Bitcoin for the masses! “
These quotes have been edited and condensed.
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