On the 3rd of January 2009 the first BitCoin block was generated. Back then hardly anyone knew what it was, and the coins definitely weren’t worth anything. However, recently BitCoin has gotten a lot of attention, both good and bad. I first heard about BitCoin on episode 287 of Security Now (YouTube) with Steve Gibson from GRC. In a nutshell, BitCoin is a decentralised, peer-to-peer system, much like BitTottent is, in which money circulate completely anonymously, solely on the agreement of operation between all parties involved.
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