The Genesis Files

The Genesis Files

This series tells the story of the crucial developments that took place before Bitcoin and laid the foundation for the emergence of censorship-resistant decentralized money that is beyond the control of states or any other centralized authority.

  1. Intro: The Day Cryptography Changed Forever
  2. Part I: How David Chaum’s eCash Spawned a Cypherpunk Dream
  3. Part II: Hashcash or How Adam Back Designed Bitcoin’s Motor Block
  4. Part III: If Bitcoin Had a First Draft, Wei Dai’s B-Money Was It
  5. Part IV: With Bit Gold, Szabo Was Inches Away From Inventing Bitcoin
  6. Part V: How Hal Finney’s Quest For Digital Cash Led To RPOW (And More)