CRYPTOCURRENCIES:
PERIOD:
Week of May 13th, 2019
May 16th
2019
CBS's widely popular 60 Minutes show will have a cryptocurrency-focused episode airing on Sunday, May 19th. CBS released a preview of an interview with the Bitcoin Pizza Guy as an advertisement.
May 15th
2019
The cryptocurrency, Stellar, goes dark for 2 hours as a few key nodes crashes, raising centralization concerns.
May 3rd
2019
Charles Hoskinson posts an emotional tweet complaining about Atala FUD on Reddit.
Apr 30th
2019
Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, tweeted "Ethereum" followed by "jk".
Apr 21st
2019
In a YouTube AMA session, Charles Hoskinson divulges details of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IOHK and the Ethiopian Government.
Apr 17th
2019
IOHK announces Atala at the IOHK summit. It's an enterprise blockchain framework designed for governments, corporations and other entities to build
Mar 20th
2019
Version 1.5 of Cardano's blockchain was released to its main net. This marks the last major Cardano release of the Byron development phase.
Nov 13th
2018
After pressure from IOHK, Emurgo, and Cardano's community to resign, the chairman of the Cardano Foundation, Michael Parsons, resigns.
Oct 12th
2018
In an open letter, IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson and Emurgo CEO Ken Kodama alleges serious mismanagement with the Cardano Foundation and calls for the foundation to undergo a public audit.
Oct 12th
2018
The Guardians of Cardano, a community group dedicated to Cardano, starts a Change.org petition demanding the Cardano Foundation to cooperate with IOHK and Emurgo.
Oct 2nd
2018
Sebastien Guillemot, R&D Engineering Lead for Emurgo, announces Florian Bohnert as Emurgo's new Chief Marketing Officer.
Sep 28th
2018
Major US-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken lists Cardano and QTUM.
Week of May 28th, 2018
May 28th
2018
Cardano launches its first smart contracts testnet called the KEVM testnet, which is the Ethereum Virtual Machine specified in the K framework.
Apr 16th
2018
Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance adds ADA/USDT and ADA/BNB trading pairs
Feb 28th
2018
Waltonchain ran a Valentine's Day giveaway content on Twitter and the same account enthusiastically tweeted its acceptance of one of the prizes.
Jan 16th
2018
BitConnect has long been suspected of running a Ponzi scheme and today has officially shut down its platform.
Jan 5th
2018
In a Steem article titled, "Peer Review of Cardano's Ouroboros", Dan Larimer claims that Cardano's consensus algorithm Ouroboros is not decentralized nor secure.
Jan 5th
2018
Markulf Kohlweiss, a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and was once a researcher at Microsoft, joins IOHK as a research fellow.
Nov 30th
2017
Burgeoning Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Binance lists ADA.
Oct 1st
2017
Top US-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex lists ADA.
Sep 28th
2017
Cardano's first main net launches. The main net is simplistic - it's centralized and there isn't staking and smart contract functionality. This marks the start of Cardano's Byron development era.
Sep 14th
2017
Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges were ordered to cease trading and immediately notify users of their closure. This signals a widening crackdown on cryptocurrency speculation by the Chinese government.
Week of July 10th, 2017
Jul 12th
2017
An unidentified man held up a sign saying “Buy Bitcoin” behind Fed Chair Janet Yellen during her testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.
Jan 1st
2017
The Cardano ICO officially ends on January 1st 2017 after going on for almost 2 years.