31 Oct '16, 7pm

Was the Bitcoin White Paper Intentionally Published on Halloween?

A little-known fact about bitcoin’s history is the very significant date of Bitcoin’s white paper – Halloween’s October 31st 2008. On that day, a pseudonym made the now famous announcement to the world: “I’ve been working on a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party.” Undoubtedly, Nakamoto knew the significance of his discovery as attempts to find a solution to the double-spending problem had been ongoing for decades. One can argue, therefore, that the date was intentionally chosen, especially when combined with another significant date, January the 3rd 2009, the day bitcoin’s genesis block was mined. Old Gods and New Stories Halloween is an ancient tradition with its underlying story and metaphorical message found across the western world, albeit at different dates and in different expressions. The burning man festival, for exampl...

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