Read_571 – The Quest For Digital Cash [Alex Gladstein]

“The fight that the cypherpunks mounted was one of the main reasons that the U.S. government lost the Crypto Wars. The authorities tried to stop the code and failed.
This realization would loom large in Back’s mind 15 years later, in the summer of 2008, as he worked through that first email from Nakamoto.” – Alex Gladstein

Today we are reading an incredible article about the decades long quest of the cypherpunks, and the enormous contributions from Adam Back in that journey, to create digital cash. Another brilliant piece by Alex Gladstein and published on the Bitcoin Magazine. The Holy Grail of the cypherpunk mission is here, succeeding more every day and working its way into the psyche of every citizen in the world. But where did it arise, from what philosophy was it borne, and who were the players that made this possible today? All this and more in today’s amazing piece.

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