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.

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Week of June 11th, 2018
Week of May 14th, 2018
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.
Dec 19th
Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, posts a tweet containing a screenshot of a Reddit post in which he announces that he has sold all his LTC and donated the proceeds to the Litecoin Foundation.
Dec 3rd
The New York Times reports that President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced on National TV that his government will launch of a cryptocurrency to fight against US sanctions.
Sep 28th
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
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.
Week of June 1st, 2009
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