How Blockchain Teams and Projects in Florida Marked Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary
On January 3, Bitcoin enthusiasts across the world commemorated the 10th birthday of the world’s first digital currency. Crypto investors in Florida were not left behind.
There is no consensus over the ‘true’ birthdate of Bitcoin. For some, the day on which the Bitcoin whitepaper was published represents the real birthday of the cryptocurrency. Others are adamant that the mining of the first block on the Bitcoin blockchain is the actual birthday.
The first-ever block on the Bitcoin network was mined by Satoshi Nakamoto on January 3, 2009. Back then, the mining difficulty was so easy that standard home computers would accomplish the task.
Throughout the ten years of its existence, the cryptocurrency has faced problems and come under considerable criticism. Indeed, some people have predicted its demise in numerous instances. The coin has weathered the storm and has firmly established itself as a viable alternative to fiat money.
Despite the mixed stances regarding Bitcoin, crypto hobbyists all over the world gathered to celebrate the coin’s tenth anniversary. In Florida, there were two major events, one in Miami and another and Tampa. The Miami party featured an Argentine barbecue and even featured a birthday cake.
The highlight of the Tampa event was the attendance of Luke-jr, a prominent Bitcoin developer. The occasion began with a brief overview of the status of Bitcoin. Later on, attendees were treated to a party with a reception.