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The Bitcoin Origins (0) - Pre-bitcoin
The Bitcoin Origins (1) - The beginning to 2009
The Bitcoin Origins (2) - 2010
The Bitcoin Origins (3) - 2011
The Bitcoin Origins (4) - 2012
The Bitcoin Origins (5) - 2013
The Bitcoin Origins (6) - 2014
The Bitcoin Origins (7) - 2015
The Bitcoin Origins (8) - 2016
The Bitcoin Origins (9) - 2017
The Bitcoin Origins (10) - 2018
The Bitcoin Origins (11) - 2019
The Bitcoin Origins (12) - 2020

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1913-12-23
FED created
"When you or I write a check there must be sufficient funds in our account to cover the check, but when the Federal Reserve writes a check there is no bank deposit on which that check is drawn. When the Federal Reserve writes a check, it is creating money." --Boston Federal Reserve Bank

1971-08-15
Nixon closed gold window
"I have directed Secretary Connally to suspend temporarily the convertibility of the American dollar except in amounts and conditions determined to be in the interest of monetary stability and in the best interests of the United States." -- President Richard Nixon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRzr1QU6K1o

1984
F. A. Hayek
"I don't believe we shall ever have a good money again before we take the thing out of the hands of government, that is, we can't take them violently out of the hands of government, all we can do is by some sly roundabout way introduce something that they can't stop."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYhEDxFwFRU&t=1163

1988-01-09
The Economist - Get ready for a world currency
The Economist - Get ready for a world currency
The Economist magazine "predicted" world currency that will come in year 2018.
(Image via TheBitcoin.Pub)

1995
The Money Masters
The Money Masters - documentary
Historical documentary that traces the origins of money structures.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbarjpJhSLw
(Image via YouTube - David Lessig)

1997-03-28
Adam Back - Hashcash
http://www.hashcash.org/papers/announce.txt

November 1998
Wei Dai - bmoney
https://web.archive.org/web/20061202010422/http://www.weidai.com/bmoney.txt

1999
Milton Friedman
In this interview Milton Friedman predicted "reliable e-cash", which enables transfer of funds from A to B without A knowing B and B knowing A.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlwxdyLnMXM&t=872

2005-12-29
Nick Szabo - Bit Gold
https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/2005/12/bit-gold.html

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