What an exciting time.
In 2009 it became apparent to myself and anyone else who who saw the global/central banking system exposed as a game under central (mis) management, that it was time for something better and more equitable.
Satoshi’s white paper first published in November 2008 as an open software source protocol, provided the technology for such a thing, as a decentralized proof of work system initially proposed to support Bitcoin – a more equitable way of doing “money”.
So here we are, still very early in the new technology adoption curve. Within the last year, I believe it could be said we are now in an Early Adopters phase, though the market %’s of market users as indicated, are considerably smaller than shown.