Bitcoin is an archetypal element. It is simultaneously a general purpose tool for the masses while it is also the proverbial Excalibur to be wielded by the new world economy.
BCH had "won" the hash war yet it was BSV ramping up and gaining momentum. Why? BSV had marketing power, resources, good ideas, patents and talented developers... and Satoshi Nakamoto himself.
Bitcoin transitioned from a mere whitepaper into something tangible when Satoshi Nakomoto produced what is known as the "Genesis" block of Bitcoin on January 3, 2009.