The first digital and most famous form of money is Bitcoin. The peak of its popularity came only ten years after its creation - in January 2009.
It is believed that the protocol of this cryptocurrency was invented by a person, or a group of people under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. They also created the first version of the software, where they managed to implement the developed protocol. The exact names of the authors have not yet been disclosed, and all attempts to find out them have failed.
In the article "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System" dated October 31, 2008 on the Cryptography Mailing list of metzdowd.com, Nakamoto wrote "Bitcoin is a fully decentralized electronic cash system that does not require trust from third parties". The initial version of the virtual wallet appeared in 2009. Satoshi went online through the Tor browser and used methods to ensure anonymity.
For transactions with Bitcoin, its purchase, sale and transfers, there is a large public ledger - the blockchain. It keeps a history of all operations and is available to any user.
The Satoshi Nakamoto project is designed to protect digital money from inflation.