A Brief History of Bitcoin: 10 Years of Highs and Lows

October 31 marks the ten year anniversary of the release of the Bitcoin white paper, which was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, and whose identity still remains a mystery.

In this relatively short period of time, Bitcoin has challenged the way modern society looks at global finance and banking, and has been the catalyst for the birth of over a thousand different cryptocurrencies as well as many more blockchain projects.

Its history has been full of highs and lows, as the volatile cryptocurrency has battl