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Happy 8th Birthday, Bitcoin!

Today, January 3rd 2017, marks the 8th year since the beginning of the Bitcoin blockchain. Satoshi Nakamoto’s “Genesis block,” the first block in the blockchain, was mined on January 3rd, 2009. The block contained the text “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks” which was a newspaper headline from the British publication The Times.

The whitepaper for Bitcoin, which some consider Bitcoin’s “birthday,” was posted a few months earlier, in November 2008.

Bitcoin has been continuously online and largely functioning without issue for the entirety of its lifespan.

Bitcoin is currently trading at $1,020.

Happy Birthday, Bitcoin! Here’s to many more successful years!

  • Simon

    Hi :

    Can ANYOne answer any of the following questions :

    • Can you recommend a source where I can easily, reliably, affordably, safely, securely & quickly buy some BitCoins ?

    • How do I buy the Danged Things without getting Ripped Off ?

    • Can I pay for them by credit card ?

    • Where do I store them (i.e. : Can I store them on a personal hard drive) ?

    • Can I make a paper copy of the info on the BitCoins I buy to protect myself against the loss of the digital copy ?

    • Whut kind of a “Digital Wallet” do you recommend for storing the BitCoins ?

    I’ve been trying to buy BitCoins since last August but I’ve found it both extraordinarily & surprisingly difficult to do so..

    I’ll be both very happy and very grateful to hear from anyone who can provide me information on the above questions..

    All the best & talk to you soon … Simon