Let there be blockchains...
What started as a vision for peer-to-peer electronic cash has over time transformed into a new thesis for the internet itself.
Penned in 2008 by the still anonymous author Satoshi Nakamoto, the nine-page, 3,000-word bitcoin white paper lives on as the foundation for a wave of financial innovation that's become unprecedented in scope.
In CoinDesk's special series "Bitcoin At 10: The Satoshi White Paper Revisited", we'll unpack big questions about the historic document with leading technologists in the hopes of shining a light on what could well become one of human history's most important written works.
Be sure to keep us bookmarked through the white paper's official anniversary on October 31, 2018.
What are cypherpunk legend Timothy May's thoughts on the bitcoin white paper? Keep the text but throw out the hanger-ons that have came with it.
Charlie Shrem, one of bitcoin's earliest entrepreneurs, believes Satoshi's white paper is about more than just technology.
What if bitcoin's white paper wasn't meant to inspire ICOs?
Only the strong survive and bitcoin is no exception.
The foundation of a new and better governance?
Timing is everything... even in bitcoin.
Bitcoin's white paper solving the double-spend problem in the digital world makes near real-time commerce possible across the entire planet.
The Model T democratized the car industry – and the bitcoin white paper did the same for payments, says Ripple's top technologist, David Schwartz.
The bitcoin white paper wasn't written for no one. It was a carefully targeted message designed to bootstrap growth.
Bitcoin's white paper has its flaws, too.
Getting back to basics means capturing the spirit also.
Knowing Satoshi, Halloween was no coincidence.
The pen is mightier than the sword, or so Satoshi Nakamoto proved with bitcoin.
Once Satoshi's design for Bitcoin's genetic code was planted, it became time to nurture its development as a wholly new form of money.
Software evolves, read-only text documents do not.
It's been 10 years since bitcoin's white paper appeared and opened up a whole new world of possibilities, says BitGo's Mike Belshe.
Economic professor Kevin Dowd argues that bitcoin is like the Ford Model T and, while innovative, cannot survive in the long term.