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Hashbtc.jpgThis page is a stub. Help by expanding it.Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency invented by programmer, Satoshi Nakamoto, who also developed the Original Bitcoin client.



The Bitcoin project was registered on November 9th, 2008. The Bitcoin network started up on January 3rd, 2009 with the genesis block. The genesis block contains a media reference to the dealings of a central banker in the UK.


Bitcoin can trace its origin to the B-money Proposal. The paper Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System describes the early concepts behind Bitcoin<ref> Bitcoin P2P e-cash paper] and and precedes the first release of Bitcoin software.