Simultaneous inventions 🔧

xylan
Coinmonks
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2 min readApr 16, 2022

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  • The fact that more than one person stumbled upon a similar discovery or invention suggests that the time is just about right for the idea to spread its wing and take flight.
  • Nature doesn’t just throw away brilliant ideas just like that, it usually does so when it’s ready to facilitate its evolution.

Here are some uncanny instances of simultaneous inventions —

Check more examples at this link.

Something similar happened this last decade with Ledger Systems and Distributed Consensus.

Year 2008:

Photo by André François McKenzie on Unsplash

Satoshi Nakamoto came up with the Bitcoin paper, A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.

Year 2013–2014:

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Vitalik Buterin describes Ethereum in a white paper, and brings programmability to blockchain.

Year 2012–2018:

Dr. Leemon Baird develops Hashgraph, and formation of Hedera public distributed ledger takes place.

There’s clearly a pattern here.

Although we cannot make any predictions, we can definitely see that the world didn't remain the same after these inventions.

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xylan
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