FAST FIVE: The Amazing Story Of Cryptocurrencies Before Bitcoin

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Bill Gates (right) and a fan on DigiCash.

Source Wikipedia By TMatthew22 1996 knows neither PayPal nor Bitcoin and has no relevant online shopping yet.

Then other companies jump on the bandwagon and offer, for example, exchange services from foreign currencies to e-gold.

A certain Satoshi Nakamoto sends a short mail to the mailing list starting as follows: ” I've been working on a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer (i.e.

Not that famous Bitcoin Pizza.

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