Ten years ago, the first Bitcoin block was mined, changing currency forever.

Within the first block was a string of words that read, “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.” The cryptic message from Satoshi Nakamoto referenced a front-page headline, “Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks,” from the London Times on January 3, 2009.

At the time of print, millions of people had already lost their life savings, their jobs, and their homes as a result of one of the worst global recessions in recent history.

History Repeats Itself

Exactly ten years later, in the same newspaper, crypto exchange BitMEX ran an ad that read, “Thanks Satoshi. We owe you one. Happy 10th birthday, Bitcoin.


A decade later, the front-page stories remain eerily similar. “Universities face credit crunch as debt spirals,” led Thursday's cover, followed by, “No Deal Brexit Will be Nightmare...”, “Apple Slump Deepens Fear of Global Slowdown.” and “What’s going wrong with the US economy?

The mirrored headlines prove that Bitcoin’s mission is more critical today than ever. Despite years of economic rebound in the US and Europe, experts warn that another recession is looming. With history on pace to repeat itself, Bitcoin's separation from central powers will become increasingly more attractive.

We can’t wait to see where Bitcoin is in the next ten years!

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