Emerging from the Dark Ages: The Journey of Bitcoin and the Blockchain

Emerging from the Dark Ages: The Journey of Bitcoin and the Blockchain

If you took a time machine and went back to the Dark Ages, you would see people languishing in jail, and crowds chanting, “Burn the witches!” In those days, superstition and violence was the norm. The Roman Catholic Church orchestrated the Inquisition to persecute heretics and the forces of “evil.” Famine and disease were common. Poverty, constant warfare, and the Bubonic plague killed tens of millions of people. Cultural growth was stagnant. However, through these gloomy centuries, new ideas and culture were born. During the Dark Ages, the groundwork was laid for a new age: the....

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