john | April 18, 2021, 5:53 a.m.
I spent some time researching this thing that I use and live of off. It was rather amusing how it all started. There of course is some overlap with the books. It makes you realize how small the thing that basically runs the world was at one point in time.
It started off, and continued to be designed, as everyone on the network having trust. There was even at one point, a sort of equivalent of a phone book of everyone on the internet.
Now there are even entire currencies that exist on the internet. It's always amazing what has sprung and can spring when you put some computation and human ingenuity to work.