First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for your brilliant dedication over the last several years. You’ve seen the future and joined the most exciting project since the WWW was launched in the early 1990’s. You’re making history, and these are the best days of our lives.
On November 12, Bitcoin will be released to the world. Hold on to your bits, this is going to be a wild ride.
To celebrate tomorrow, Bitcoin Launch Day, I’d like to quote Satoshi Nakamoto:
As a thought experiment, imagine there was a base metal as scarce as gold but with the following properties:
- boring grey in colour
- not a good conductor of electricity
- not particularly strong, but not ductile or easily malleable either
- not useful for any practical or ornamental purpose
and one special, magical property:
- can be transported over a communications channel
If it somehow acquired any value at all for whatever reason, then anyone wanting to transfer wealth over a long distance could buy some, transmit it, and have the recipient sell it.
Thanks again, and let’s have fun tomorrow. Yours truly, CEO of Bitcoin
EDIT 0: No, Bitcoin doesn’t really have a CEO.
EDIT 1: Please don’t tip me. Send tips to @McConaughey instead.
EDIT 2: One of my employees pressed the button early. Nothing I can do. HERE WE GO!
EDIT 3: Seriously, check out the price.