Could you outline the logical sequence of main ideas (concepts) that contributed to the evolution of the bitcoin protocol from the beginning to now?

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  • You may try to explore Bitcoin-Core versions history – Denis Leonov Jun 27 '18 at 10:14
  • Should we start with the Caesar cipher and the conch shell? This question is too broad. – RedGrittyBrick Jun 27 '18 at 15:22
  • @RedGrittyBrick I learned Ceasar cipher in school :-) .Note the words "outline" and "main" in the question. These words should keep the answer narrower. – xralf Jun 29 '18 at 15:17

Bitcoin is roughly defined by the 2009 whitepaper. Long before, the idea of a trustless cryptographic money was discussed by Wei Dai; however, Wei Dai couldn't solve the double spend problem, which delayed the creation of magic crypto money until 2008 (yes, the Satoshi client was created before the whitepaper)

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