Every great turn in history has its thorny origin story: its heroes and anti-heroes, its darkness and light, its struggles and its triumphs. Everything worth fighting for brings its marks of battle. But those who bear its earliest witness will in turn reap its rewards, in honor and in treasure. Those who listen to the story become those who tell the story - the writers of history, the keepers of its tale. Tezos Origins is writing this history in indelible ink, and in real time. We begin at the beginning and ride the twists and turns of the first self-governing blockchain - a project not fit for the faint of heart nor the quick to flinch.