RT.com To the Moon – What to Expect From “Bitcoin: The Genesis” Episode 1 [VIDEO]
Understanding cryptocurrency cannot be done without first exploring the asset behind it all – Bitcoin. A new series called TO THE MOON aims to explore this industry, starting the series with “Bitcoin: The Genesis.”
The two hosts, Max and Stacy, speak on what the “actual beginning” was of Bitcoin to unravel when the genesis block was ultimately mined on January 3rd, 2009. However, the series aims to challenge a little of this information. They wonder if the actual dates of mining and the release of the whitepaper are accurate like the story portrays, or if everything happened much sooner.
One of the big topics of discussion is what the creator of Bitcoin, under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, really wanted. According to Jimmy Song, the goal of Satoshi was that money could be independent of an overall central authority figure, evolving into the best store of value.
Amir Taaki, one of the earliest contributors to Bitcoin, appears to be featured in this episode, saying that the genesis block message was highly political. He eludes that a headline posted around that time, “Chancellor on Brink of Second Bailout for Banks,” was intentional, rather than a randomly generated statement.
Following talks from Giacomo Zucco that say that Satoshi was trying to create changes in the policies regarding money around the world. This attempted revolution seems to have been about cypherpunks, as Abra’s Bill Barhydt talks about what this group wanted and how they changed the way of the crypto space.
There are several other major Bitcoin proponents that make appearances during this series, including security engineer Trace Meyer or Jameson Lopp, a coder named Rodolfo Novak, and early miner MARSHAL Long. The series describes how these individuals were led towards the QE monetary experiment in the weeks after the Bitcoin whitepaper came out.
Listen to the podcast at https://soundcloud.com/rttv/sets/to-the-moon to learn more about the series or watch Bitcoin: the Genesis (E1) from the RT.com show ‘To the Moon'.