Bitcoin is a digital asset and a payment system. It is commonly called a decentralized digital currency.
It was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009.
It is an open source software. This means, that no person, company or country owns this network just like no one owns the Internet.
Reached an all-time high of $3,000.
The bitcoin symbol ฿ was encoded in Unicode version 10.0 at position U+20BF.
The price of one Bitcoin passed $2,000 for the first time.
Japan passed a law to accept bitcoin as a legal payment method.
Value of 1 bitcoin surpassed the spot price of an ounce of gold for the first time.
Bitcoin tops $1,000 for first time in three years as 2017 trading begins.
Bitcoin enjoys end of year price surge has hit a three-year high with each one now worth about $900.
Swiss railway ticket machines to sell Bitcoin digital currency.
Bitcoin hits two-year high ahead of key event trading at $703.
You can now buy games on Steam using Bitcoin.
The mysterious creator of bitcoin has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Economics.
Bitcoin is a Commodity according to The Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
On August 8 2015, BitLicense came into effect in New York.
First regulated bitcoin-based security began trading in Stockholm.
Rand Paul became first Presidential Candidate to accept Bitcoin.
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. accepts Bitcoin payments.
Microsoft announces that it will accept bitcoin on its platform.
Zebpay launches a simple bitcoin wallet with a mission to spread bitcoins to billions.
PayPal starts accepting bitcoin payments for merchants.
Federal Election Commission approves bitcoin donations to political committees.
Overstock accepts bitcoin.
Space travel becomes possible with Bitcoin.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic begins accepting Bitcoin for space travel.
Bitcoin moves more money than Western Union.
Bitcoin transaction volume surpasses Western Union.
Bitcoin goes above $1000.
Bitcoin price surges to a record of US$1242 after Senate hearings.
First Bitcoin ATM unveiled.
The first Bitcoin ATM in the world is debuted in San Diego, California.
Market cap reaches $1 billion.
The total Bitcoin market cap passes US$1 billion.
Buysellbitco.in is launched.
Mahin Gupta launches India’s first Bitcoin Exchange.
Bitcoin Conference and World Expo.
The first Bitcoin Conference and World Expo was held in New York City, NY.
Bitcoin reaches parity with US dollar.
Bitcoin touches US$1.00/BTC at MtGox, reaches parity with the US dollar for the first time.
25% of total Bitcoins generated.
With the generation of Block 105000, 5.25 million Bitcoins have been generated, totalling more than 25 percent of the projected total of almost 21 million.
Market cap exceeds $1 million USD.
Calculated by multiplying the number of Bitcoins in circulation by the last trade on MtGox, the Bitcoin economy exceeds US$1 million. The price on MtGox reached US$0.50/BTC.
Bitcoin value increases tenfold.
Over a five day period beginning on July 12, the exchange value of Bitcoin increases ten times from US$0.008/BTC to US$0.080/BTC.
10,000 BTC spent on pizza.
The first, real-world transaction using Bitcoins takes place when a Jacksonville, Florida programmer, Laszlo Hanyecz, offers to pay 10,000 Bitcoins for a pizza on the Bitcoin Forum. At the time, the exchange rate put the purchase price for the pizza at around US$25.
An exchange rate is established.
New Liberty Standard publishes a Bitcoin exchange rate that establishes the value of a Bitcoin at US$1 = 1,309.03 BTC, using an equation that includes the cost of electricity to run a computer that generated Bitcoins.
The first Bitcoin transaction.
The first transaction of Bitcoin currency, in block 170, takes place between Satoshi and Hal Finney, a developer and cryptographic activist.
The Genesis Block is mined.
Block 0, the genesis block, is established at 18:15:05 GMT.
The white paper is published.
Nakamoto publishes a design paper through a metzdowd.com cryptography mailing list that describes the Bitcoin currency and solves the problem of double spending so as to prevent the currency from being copied.
Satoshi Nakamoto… the legend.
According to legend, Satoshi Nakamoto began working on the Bitcoin concept in 2007. While he is on record as living in Japan, it is speculated that Nakamoto may be a collective pseudonym for more than one person.