Finance and Beyond: An Infographic Map of Bitcoin and the Emerging Blockchain Ecosystem

This popular article and its infographic, originally published
on November 15, 2015, have been updated by Michael Gord to reflect
the major developments since then in the world of Bitcoin and
blockchain. I

n the fall of 2015, BitPay and BTC Media (parent company

Bitcoin Magazine
) commissioned Josh Dykgraaf, an artist based in Amsterdam who
specializes in 3D and photo illustrations, to design an infograph
as a guide to navigating the emerging Bitcoin and blockchain
ecosystem. The infographic has been so popular, and the growth in
the ecosystem so dynamic, that BTC Media commissioned Dykgraaf to
create an updated poster which made its debut in March at SXSW®,
and is available as a digital download or printed copy.

On January 3, 2009, the Genesis block, or the first block in the
Bitcoin blockchain, was created. In the coinbase parameter, there
was a simple message: “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of
second bailout for banks.” From that one block, Bitcoin was

Bitcoin has come a long way from that initial statement by
Bitcoin’s pseudonymous founder, Satoshi Nakamoto. The technology is
growing up and changing, from its early days as a project adopted
by impassioned technologists and libertarians to a technology

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