Along with the new year, Bitcoin celebrates a major milestone of its own - a full DECADE since its birth!

With the new year upon us -  Bitcoin also celebrates a decade of existence!

While the concept behind Bitcoin was shared in October 2008 when Satoshi Nakamoto published his whitepaper 'Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System' - it wasn't until Jan 3rd 2009 that Bitcoin was truly born.

Referred to as the 'Genesis block' the first Bitcoin was mined on this date, along with it came the reward of the first 50 BTC tokens ever.

Of course, that transaction was recorded forever on the public ledger, just for kicks you can take a look at it for yourself here.

While I've only owned Bitcoin since 2015, between learning the history behind it, and the wild 3 (soon to be 4) years I've been a part of it - one thing i've learned is: never try to predict where it's going next.

So here's to another never-boring decade - cheers!

Author: Mark Pippen
London News Desk