Fifteen years ago, a revolution was born. Not in the streets but in the silent depths of the digital world. A defiant spark, a whisper of change in the aftermath of the financial crisis. They called it bitcoin. And the very first block was created 15 years ago today.
Bitcoin embodies empowerment in the digital age. Its fixed and predictable supply makes it a potentially robust store of value, free from the control of any individual or government. The white paper displayed above me laid the foundation for this novel technology, offering a solution for people anywhere in the world to securely send and receive digital money using the internet.
Like any 15-year-old, bitcoin is still a teenager. People are still trying to understand its place in the world. But one thing is certain: we are committed to helping you understand and explore the transformative potential of bitcoin.
Happy Birthday, bitcoin.