It’s the 15th anniversary of Bitcoin! 

On this day in 2009, the first Bitcoin transaction marked the beginning of a revolutionary journey for the world’s first digital asset. From its humble origins and zero initial value, Bitcoin has surged to over $40,000 per coin, captivating the attention of major financial institutions like Black Rock and Fidelity. 

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Here are some of the pivotal moments in Bitcoin’s history—from the release of Satoshi Nakamoto’s groundbreaking white paper during the 2008 financial crisis, to the infamous Bitcoin Pizza Day, the rise and fall of Mt. Gox, and the explosive growth that led to Bitcoin becoming known as “digital gold.” Over the years, Bitcoin overcame challenges, sparked global financial interest, and continually evolved, leading to innovations such as the introduction of “NFTs” on its blockchain. And now, all eyes are set on the potential launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs.

As we celebrate Bitcoin’s 15th birthday, we delve into its remarkable journey and speculate on what the future holds for this pioneering digital asset. Share your thoughts on Bitcoin’s most notable moments in the comments!

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