Category:History

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  • October 31, 2008
  • November 09, 2008
    • Bitcoin project registered at SourceForge.net
  • January 3, 2009
    • Genesis block established at 18:15:05 GMT
  • January 11, 2009
  • December 16, 2009
    • Bitcoin v0.2 released
  • December 30, 2009
    • First difficulty increase at 06:11:04 GMT
  • February 6, 2010
  • May 22, 2010
    • lazslo first to buy pizza with Bitcoins agreeing upon paying 10,000btc for ~$25 worth of pizza courtesy of jercos
  • July 7, 2010
    • Bitcoin v0.3 released
  • July 11, 2010
  • July 17, 2010
  • July 18, 2010
    • ArtForz generated his first block after establishing his personal OpenCL GPU hash farm
  • August 15, 2010
  • September 14, 2010
    • jgarzik offered 10,000btc (valued at ~$600-650) to puddinpop to open source their windows-based CUDA client
  • September 18, 2010
    • puddinpop released source to their windows-based CUDA client under MIT license
  • September 29, 2010
    • kermit discovered a microtransactions exploit which precipitated the Bitcoin v0.3.13 release
  • October 01, 2010
    • First public OpenCL miner released
  • October 04, 2010
    • Original Bitcoin History wiki page (this page) established (ooh so meta) on Bitcoin.org's wiki.
  • October 28, 2010
    • First bitcoin short sale transaction initiated, with a loan of 100 BTC by nanotube to kiba, facilitated by the #bitcoin-otc market.
  • November 6, 2010
  • December 7, 2010
    • Bitcoind was compiled for the Nokia N900 mobile computer by doublec. The following day, ribuck sent him 0.42 BTC in the first portable-to-portable Bitcoin transaction.
  • December 9, 2010
    • The generation difficulty passed 10,000.
    • First bitcoin call option contract sold, from nanotube to sgornick, via the #bitcoin-otc market.
  • December 16, 2010
  • January 2, 2011
  • January 8, 2011
    • History of Bitcoin page (this page) created after replicating from original Bitcoin History page on Bitcoin.org.
    • Bitcoin Pooled Mining reached a total of 10,000 Mhash/s
  • January 27, 2011
    • Largest numeric value ever traded for bitcoins thus far occurred on this date. Three currency bills from Zimbabwe, known as Zimdollars, were traded on #bitcoin-otc at the rate of 4 BTC for each of the one-hundred trillion dollar ($100,000,000,000,000) Zimbabwe notes[1]
  • January 28, 2011
    • Block 105000 was generated. This means that 5.25 million bitcoins have been generated, which is just over one-quarter of the eventual total of nearly 21 million.
  • February 9, 2011
    • Decimal Bitcoin reached parity with the US dollar, touching $1 per BTC at MtGox.
  • February 10, 2011
    • Bitcoin.org website struggles to handle traffic resulting from mentions on Slashdot[2], Hacker News and Twitter following the news that parity had been reached.
  • February 14, 2011
    • A vehicle was, for the first time, offered in exchange for a certain number of bitcoins[3].
  • March 6, 2011
    • Total Bitcoin network computation speed for a short time reached an all-time high of almost 900Ghash/sec, dropping to 500Ghash/sec soon after. Some speculate that this was due to some supercomputer or bot-net that joined the network ("mystery miner").
  • March 18, 2011
    • BTC/USD exchange rate reaches a 6-week low point at almost $0.70/BTC, after what appeared to be a short burst of, possibly automated, BTC sales at progressively lower prices. BTC price had been declining since the February 9 high.

This article uses content from the old wiki. The list of contributors to the old page is available here.

References

  1. Serial numbers for Zimdollars sold: AA1669317, AA1669318 and AA1669319
  2. Online-Only Currency BitCoin Reaches Dollar Parity
  3. Car for Sale - Australia

Pages in category "History"

The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total.