13th Anniversary of the Bitcoin Genesis Block

Today, 3rd of January 2022, marks the 13th anniversary of the Bitcoin Genesis block. On the 3rd of January 2009, at 20:15 UTC, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, mined the first Bitcoin block, presumably using the CPU on his own personal computer. There are many things that make this momentous occassion significant. Mining […]

Did Satoshi celebrate his birthday?

What kind of a person has the mental, moral and emotional fortitude to watch from the sidelines, in silence, while their invention changes the world, without taking a shred of credit or fame along the way, instead choosing to forego untold riches in exchange for the possible realization of what was, at least to begin with, little more than a fragile promise of freedom?

“Who does that?” you ask.

Satoshi did that.