Today is Bitcoin's birthday. Where did this digital money substitute and video card price inflator come from?

Exactly 11 years ago, the Bitcoin network started working and the first block appeared on its blockchain.

January 3, 2009 this block

"Mined" a person who appeared on the Internet underpseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. A few months earlier, he had published an article on a hypothetical revolutionary new virtual currency without an emission center and with a distributed registry of all operations. Bitcoin is the realization of that proposal.