Montag, 2. Dezember 2013

11 Historical Bitcoin Moments

by Danny Ashton
July 9, 2013


1. August 18, 2008: Bitcoin.org domain is registered


18th August 2008 Bitcoin.org domain is Registered mod


While the world didn’t even knew the word Bitcoin, even less what it was or the possibilities it could bring, this was one of the moments that would change it all.

2. October 31, 2008: a peer-to-peer electronic cash system


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This was the day when the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto published the work that would help the core developers creating Bitcoin’s network. Until today, we still don’t know who Satoshi is.

3. January 12, 2009: first Bitcoin transaction


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The first Bitcoin transaction, in block 170, happened when Satoshi Nakamoto transferred Bitcoins to Hal Finney, a developer for PGP Corporation. Hall was also the first person to tweet about Bitcoin.

4. February 6, 2010: Bitcoin market established


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The Bitcoin Market is a former cryptocurrency exchange web page owned and operated by dwdollar.

5. July 17, 2010: MtGox established


July 17 2010 MtGox established mod


What is now the world’s biggest and most famous exchange platform started working in 2010, when cryptocurrency was just a baby.

6. November 6, 2010: Bitcoin economy passed $1 million


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This was a historic day! Bitcoin was growing and this was thedefinitive proof.

7. February 9, 2011: Bitcoin reached parity with the US dollar, touching $1 per BTC


February 9 2011 Bitcoin reached parity with the US dollar touching $1 per BTC


If only we knew the future, we wouldn’t be so surprised at the time. This was a huge milestone for Bitcoin!

8. July 22, 2011: Bitcoin Mobile is released


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Cryptocurrency became portable with the launch of the first Bitcoin app for iPad.

9. March 1, 2012: largest Bitcoin theft after a security breach at web host Linode


March 1 2012 Largest Bitcoin theft after a security breach at web host Linode mod


This attack became part of Bitcoin history as one of the major heists at the beginning of the cryptocurrency history. At the time, 43,000 BTC were stolen from Bitcoinica and 3,000 BTC from Slush.

10. September 27, 2012: formation of the Bitcoin Foundation


September 27 2012 Formation of the Bitcoin Foundation



The creation of the Bitcoin Foundation was a really big step towards cryptocurrency diffusion. Today, the institution keeps getting stronger and it now has a new executive director, Jon Matonis.

11. From March to April 2013: total Bitcoin market cap passes $1 billion and the $200 mark



March to April 2013 Total Bitcoin market cap passes $1 billion with the Price Breaking the $200 mark mod


With an astonishing growth – which preceded a scary crash, like most Bitcoiners remember -, Bitcoin prove that it had come to stay.



(Warm thanks to danny ashton for his permission
 to re-publication)

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