History of Cryptocurrencies in one click
Bitcoin.org August 2008
On August 18, the domain bitcoin.org is registered.Birth BitcoinAugust 2008
On October 31, 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto, gave birth to the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.
Goes liveJanuary 2009
On January 3, the first block that generated 50 Bitcoins when the Bitcoin P2P network came into operation is created.First transactionJanuary 2009
Days later, on January 12, the first transaction between Satoshi Nakamoto and cryptographer Hal Finney takes place. Bitcoin price: $0.00076.
Bitcoin Pizza DayMay 2010
On May 22, 2010, a programmer from Florida made a payment of 10,000 Bitcoins to another user in exchange for 2 pizzas. The value of the transaction was $42 and became known as the birth of “Bitcoin Pizza Day.” “Mt.Gox”July 2010
On July 17, the Japanese company “Mt. Gox”, starts its services as a bitcoin exchange house.
In August, the first vulnerability in the bitcoin protocol was detected and fixed.
Parity with the DollarFebruary 2011
In February, bitcoin reaches parity with the dollar. First collapse
With the theft of 600 accounts of “Mt. Gox”, the price plummets. Litecoin
The creation of a new cryptocurrency called Litecoin is launched for the first time on the market.
Bitcoin as a threatOctober 2012
The European Central Bank (ECB) links the expansion of this virtual currency with a possible threat to the traditional financial system. Ripple
Another cryptocurrency called Ripple appears for the first time, distinguishing itself from bitcoin since it does not require mining and for being known as the cryptocurrency of banks.
1st Conference May 2013
On May 17, the first conference of the Bitcoin foundation is held in California (USA). Red zombie “Pony”September 2013
In September 2013, cybercriminals used a network of zombie computers called Pony with millions of infected computers. They stole $220,000 in Bitcoins.Bitcoin = GoldNovember 2013
On November 27, bitcoin exceeds one thousand dollars and equals its price to that of 1 ounce of gold. Illegal in ChinaDecember 2013
In December, China bans payment with this virtual currency in e-commerce transactions. Bitcoin Growth
This year, the value of Bitcoin already exceeded $ 1,000 and began to attract from Banks and Governments, some in favor and others against.
Bitcoins in circulationJanuary 2014
In January, more than 12 million bitcoins are in circulation. Dash January 2014
In January, a cryptocurrency with more strength of anonymity was also launched on the market, because transactions could not be tracked and facilitated black market operations, called Dash. Theft in “Mt.Gox”February 2014
On February 28, “Mt.Gox” declares bankruptcy after the complaint of 850,000 bitcoins disappeared. Monero
Later, in April, Monero was born, another cryptocurrency that aroused the interest of the cryptocurrency community. Creation of “Bitlicense”July 2014
In July, “Bitlicense” is created, a platform for the sale of Bitcoins with the aim of regulating this market.
Ethereum July 2015
The creation of a new Ethereum coin is launched for the first time on the market.
More than $14 billion is the total value of bitcoins in circulation.
Bitconnect January 2017
On January 20, the BitConnect cryptocurrency was born, in an unremarkable way. With an initial value of $0.20. Milestone in JapanApril 2017
Japan decides to legalize Bitcoin as a form of payment. Theft of virtual wallets July 2017
In July, the CEO of the digital wallet (e-wallet) “Cryptsy” was found guilty of stealing more than 11,000 Bitcoins from users using his application. Creation of “Bitcoin Cash”August 2017
On August 1, this fork was created, with the aim of updating the code of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.China outlaws BitcoinSeptember 2017
In mid-2017, the Chinese Central Bank declared illegal Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), platforms to obtain financing through cryptocurrencies used by startups. Futures Market December 2017
At the end of the year, bitcoin enters the Chicago CBOE futures market and the CME, the main place for financial derivatives in the US. All-time recordDecember 2017
In December, it was worth $19,000, its all-time high. CoinhiveDecember, 2017
In December, this malware becomes the favorite of cybercriminals to mine cryptocurrencies.
Attack on “Coincheck”January 2018
Japan’s largest virtual currency exchange “Coincheck” suffered, in January 2018, the largest cyberattack on record, through cryptojacking. Death of BitConnect January 2018
After the UK government proved it was a scam, the Bitconnect team issued a statement announcing the platform’s closure on January 16. Attacks on administrations
Between January and September, Spanish administrations have suffered 347 attacks by cryptojacking, according to CNN. Ups and downs
It went from $5,000 in January to $20,000 in December 2017, to fall below $3,000 and rise again to nearly $6,000 in 2018.
Several U.S. cities have fallen victim to a ransomware attack that has crippled city utilities. Cybercriminals demand a large payment in bitcoins to unlock computers. Pound
Facebook announces its own cryptocurrency called Libra, based on blockchain that is also supported by other large companies such as MasterCard, Visa or PayPal. It aims to be simpler and more transparent so that everyone can use it. Bitcoin Value Recovery August 2019
After a turbulent period during 2018, in 2019 the value of Bitcoin reached $ 12,000, although it is currently around $ 9,000.
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