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Thread: 13 Iconic Technology Brands That are Quite Old Than We Think

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    Instagram (8 years old)

    Instagram’s founders were originally working on a check-in app named Burbn, when they realised it had become too much like Foursquare. Instead of scrapping it, they instead pivoted the app to focus on sharing photos and called it Instagram, a mashup of “instant camera” and “telegram”. The app finally launched in 2010, with the first photo posted by one of the founders on July 16 that year. Before this came along, there was Flickr. Yeah, not very exciting.

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    Bitcoin (9 years old)

    Bitcoin has a mystery-filled beginning. The domain name was actually registered in August of 2008, after which a whitepaper posted to a cryptography mailing list in November first mentioned the term. The author of that paper is the founder of the cryptocurrency, Satoshi Nakamoto, who mined the first block in the Bitcoin network’s chain in 2009. However, Nakamoto handed over control of the Bitcoin Core code repository to Gavin Andresen in 2010 and subsequently disappeared. To this day, no one knows who Nakamoto is, or even if the moniker was for one person or a group of people working together. Before Bitcoin came along, there was only paper currency -- how so boring?!

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