FAQ 4 – Who is the creator of Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency…
As a reminder, a bitcoin is :
According to the Larousse dictionary, bitcoin is “a monetary unit of a virtual payment system that allows a community of users to exchange goods and services with each other on the Internet”.
A bitcoin is a sequence of numbers and letters that allows its holder to make transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain.
Each crypto-currency can define its number of available units, so there will be no more than 21 million BTC in circulation.
…created by an anonymous identity
The publication of the white paper “Bitcoin – A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System” on 18 August 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto (a person or group of people), describing the functionality of the Bitcoin blockchain network, marked the beginning of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies
Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first block of the Bitcoin network on 3 January 2009 and the first real-world transactions began in 2010 with the “Bitcoin Pizza Day”. On 22 May 2010, the first Bitcoin transaction took place when Lazlo bought 2 pizzas in crypto-currency.