The First Bitcoin Was Mined 9 Years Ago Today

On January 3, 2009, a person by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first Bitcoin. It was easy to mine, was worthless, and contained a hidden message. Nine years on and Bitcoin is the cryptocurrency everyone’s heard of, and each one is (at the time of writing) worth a small fortune. For the uninitiated amongst you, Bitcoin isn’t an easy concept to grasp. But it can be described as a decentralized form of digital currency that is created, stored, and spent electronically. To learn more consider reading our guide to Bitcoin published all the way back in 2011. The…

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