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 May 6th, 2019
May 7th
Binance announces that there was a large scale security breach and hackers were able to withdraw 7000 BTC from the exchange.
May 4th
Coinbase loses its first CTO Balaji Srinivasan today. Srinivasan served exactly one year and one day, suggesting that he served the minimum agreed period after his company was acquired by Coinbase.
Apr 30th
Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, tweeted "Ethereum" followed by "jk".
Apr 18th
Mar 19th
Bloomberg publishes a report alleging that Michael Patryn, a co-founder of QuadrigaCX, is actually convicted criminal Omar Dhanani.
Mar 1st
Ernst & Young released a report on QuadrigaCX revealing 6 cryptocurrency wallets used by QuadrigaCX to store Bitcoin that have been largely empty and devoid of activity since April 2018.
Feb 21st
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong releases a summary of an internal investigation into the QuadrigaCX controversy in a series of tweets. Armstrong alleges mismanagement of customer funds.
Feb 15th
QuadrigaCX customer, Tong Zou, posts a YouTube video claiming that he lost $500k+ in life savings after the collapse of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX.
Jan 31st
QuadrigaCX, the largest Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, announces that it has lost access to $190 million worth of cryptocurrencies with the sudden death of CEO Gerald Cotten in December 2018.
Week of June 25th, 2018
Jun 29th
On June 29th, 2018, the first block was mined on the VeChainThor main net, marking the official launch of the much anticipated main net.
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.
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