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A Brief Timeline of Cryptocurrencies

Timeline of events which have shaped the Crypto Market

Oct 2008:

  • Satoshi Nakamoto publishes Bitcoin white paper


Jan 2009:

  • First Bitcoin block is mined


Jan 2009:

  • First transaction on the Bitcoin network


May 2010:

  • Two large pizza purchased for 10,000 BTC


Dec 2010:

  • Satoshi Nakamoto last seen online

  • CIA invites Gavin Andresen, the current Lead Bitcoin developer, to speak about Bitcoin


Oct 2013:

  • FBI shuts down Silk Road


Nov 2013:

  • Bitcoin hits $1,000 for the first time


Feb 2014:

  • MtGox files for bankruptcy


Mar 2014:

  • IRS announces that short-term capital gains on virtual currencies will be treated as property


Jul 2014:

  • BitLicense is introduced


Jul 2015:

  • Ethereum is launched


Nov 2015:

  • 44,000 BTC confiscated from Silk Road are auctioned off


Aug 2017:

  • Bitcoin cash forks from Bitcoin


Sep 2017:

  • China bans ICOs


Nov 2017:

  • 1MM wallet addresses created


Dec 2017:

  • CBOE launches Bitcoin futures

  • Microsoft starts accepting Bitcoin payment Bitcoin hits ATH of $20,000 CME launches Bitcoin futures


Jun 2018:

  • SEC Chairman Jay Clayton states that cryptocurrencies are not securities


Jun 2019:

  • Facebook publishes Libra white paper

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