Everything you need to know about Bitcoin, its mysterious origins, and the many alleged identities of its creator

Since it was created in 2009, Bitcoin has experienced significant highs and lows.

Bitcoin is considered the preeminent cryptocurrency in the world, but there’s still plenty of mystery surrounding its creation. Who came up with Bitcoin? Was it created by more than one person? And who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Here’s a rundown on the currency’s strange beginnings:

In 2008, the first inklings of bitcoin begin to circulate the web.

In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org

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