Welcome to Entropy's Glossary Page... History of Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency created in 2008 by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. This account resumes the whole history of Bitcoin since 2008 to 2017 and 2018. On 18 August 2008, the domain name was registered. Later that year on October 31st, a link to a paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System was posted to a cryptography mailing list. On the 9th of November, the Bitcoin project was registered at the open-source-projects community resource,