On 31 October 2008, 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.
This publication triggered a revolution in banking and the financial industries. The dynamics of innovation initiated by the latest developments of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies will not be without consequences for the cultural and creative industries and other sectors. Adding a layer of trustless transactions to the internet will result in a fundamental, structural change of how digital and physical media content will be created, discovered, distributed and traded online. It will shake up established structures and business models of centralized platforms and give way to new and unexpected ways of selling and licensing content or addressing a global audience.
To honor the paper, its authors and their work, as a creative adaption I changed the layout of the original publication, which has been published here: https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf, so that it would fit on one page.
You can download the onepager and A2 poster here: bitcoin-whitepaper-A2.pdf
This PDF is a creative adaption of the original publication, which does not claim any copyrights. You can read more about the a farce regarding existing unverified claims to the copyright of the original paper via Coindesk or a number of other legal evaluations, like this one.