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01/11/2008 First intruduction of Bitcoin in academic paper

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Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System [Whitepaper Reading]

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FULL STORY: Bitcoin

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Top 10 Bitcoin Facts

The word bitcoin first occurred and was defined in the white paper that was published in 2008. It's a compound of the words bit and coin. The white paper frequently uses the shorter coin. Some sources use Bitcoin, capitalized, to refer to the technology and network and bitcoin, lowercase, to refer to the unit of account.
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