Crypto History Timeline for

Bitcoin (BTC)

Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency. It's a decentralized ledger that uses proof of work as its consensus algorithm. It's designed to be a censorship resistant, transparent, and semi-anonymous payments network.

Week of May 13th, 2019
May 16th
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.
Apr 30th
Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, tweeted "Ethereum" followed by "jk".
Feb 28th
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
BitConnect has long been suspected of running a Ponzi scheme and today has officially shut down its platform.
Sep 14th
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
An unidentified man held up a sign saying “Buy Bitcoin” behind Fed Chair Janet Yellen during her testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.