Bitcoin history

Bitcoin was created in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Bitcoin is an implementation of the cryptic currency concept described in 1998 by programmer Wan Dai.

Historical events of Bitcoin’s life.

03.01.2009 – Birth of blockchain and creation of the first block called “genesis”.
09.01.2009 – The first version (0.1) of the bitcoin client.
12.01.2009 – First transaction in bitcoin network
05.10.2009 – The exchange rate was determined on the basis of the extraction cost. 1$ = 1309 BTC
06.02.2010 – First bitcoin exchange – Bitcoin Market
22.05.2010 – First use of bitcoin as a currency – Purchase of pizza for 10 000 BTC
17.07.2010 – Launching of the largest bitcoin exchange for several years – Mt.Gox
18.07.2010 – Beginning of GPU (graphics cards) mining
18.09.2010 – First bitcoin mine – “Slush’s Pool”
06.11.2010 – Capitalisation of bitcoin reaches $1 million
08.12.2010 – First transaction using a mobile phone
09.12.2010 – Difficulty reaches 10 000
19.12.2010 – Polish Form Bitcoin is launched
08.01.2011 – Slush’s Pool Mine reaches 10,000 Mhash/s
28.01.2011 – 25% of all possible bitcoins were extracted
09.02.2011 – One bitcoin reaches $1
14.02.2011 – A bitcoin user sells his 1984 Celica Supre for 3000BTC
04.04.2011 – Beta tests of the first Polish exchange bitomat.pl
05.04.2011 – The Polish exchange bitmarket.eu is created
16.04.2011 – First article about bitcoin in serious media – TIME – ” Online Cash Bitcoin Could Challenge Governments, Banks”
30.04.2011 – Difficulty reached 100 000
02.06.2011 – Course 1BTC=$10
08.06.2011 – New ATH and first bitcoin bubble. 1BTC = $31.91
14.04.2011 – WikiLeaks accepts bitcoin
24.06.2011 – Difficulty 1 million
29.06.2011 – BitPay starts
26.08.2011 – Collapse of the Polish bitomat.pl exchange – 17000 BTC lost
20.09.2011 – First bitcoin and World Expo conference in New York
23.09.2011 – P2Pool is created
13.02.2012- collapse of the large TradeHill exchange
11.05.2012 – Bitcoinica platform collapse
06.2012 – Coinbase is created
09.2012 – KnCMiner is created – Manufacturer of mining equipment
27.09.2012 – Bitcoin Foundation is being established
15.11.2012 – WordPress.com accepts bitcoins
28.11.2012 – Decrease of the prize for the block from 50 to 25 BTC
12.03.213 – Hard Fork blockchaine
18.03.2013 – First attempt to adjust bitcoin by FinCEN (USA)
28.03.2013 – Capitalisation of bitcoin reached $1mld

10.04.2013 – Second bitcoin bubble. New ATH 1BTC = $266
02.05.2013 – First bitcoin ATM
07.2013 – The Winklevoss Billionaire Brothers walk in bitcoin
09.09.2013 – Ticker (course) bitcoin on Bloomberg
20.09.2013 – Bitcoin recognized as fully-fledged private money in Germany.
19.11.2013 – The price of bitcoin reaches 1000$.
19.11.2013 – Bitcoin is ahead of Western Union in terms of the amount of funds transferred
21.11.2013 – The first university (Cyprus) welcomes bitcoins
22.11.2013 – Space travel tickets for bitcoins
29.11.2013 – Third bitcoin bubble – 1BTC = $ 1242
05.12.2013 – Beginning of the Bitcoin Ban in China
25.03.2013 – Denmark exempts the trading of bitcoins
09.01.2013 – Overstock accepts bitcoins
28.02.2014 – Collapse of the largest bitcoin exchange – Mt.Gox
01.07.2014 – NewEgg Accepts bitcoins
18.07.2014 – Dell accepts bitcoins
02.03.2017 – Bitcoin worth more than gold $ 1268 for 1 BTC
04.05.2017 – Bitcoin beats the historical record of $1600 for 1 BTC

01.08.2017 – First hard fork Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash is created
01.08.2017 – Bitcoin starts the introduction Segment
24.08.2017 – The segment was fully activated on the Bitcoin network
03.11.2017 – The value of 1 Bitcoin is over $7000
17.12.2017 – The value of 1 Bitcoin is over $20000
01.01.2018 – Starting the introduction of LIGHTNING NETWORK (LN) in the main Bitcoin network
06.02.2018 – Bitcoin price adjustment to $6000
16.02.2018 – LIGHTNING NETWORK (LN) already has 721 nodes and 1581 open channels
01.07.2018 – First Lightning Network payments on mainnet. Realistic use of LN for payments through CoinGate. CoinGate has payment modules for most shop engines.

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