From the beginning until today:



August 15 – An application for an encryption patent is filed by Neal Kin, Vladimir Oksman, and Charles Bry. They deny any connection with Nakamoto.

August 18 – is registered at, which allows users to anonymously register domain names.

October 31 – Satoshi Nakamoto describe the Bitcoin currency in a white paper and provides steps to prevent the currency from being copied.

November 9 – The Bitcoin project is registered on, a collaboration community for the development and distribution of open source software.



January 3 – At 18:15:05 UTC, Nakamoto generated first block of transactions Block #0. Called the Genesis Block. It is foundation of all subsequent blocks in Bitcoin´s Blockchain.

January 9 – Bitcoin Version 0.1 is released, complied through Microsoft´s Visual Studio for Windows.

January 12 – The first Bitcoin currency transaction takes place in Block 170, between Nakamoto and programmer Hai Finney.

October 5 – A Bitcoin exchange rate is established by new liberty standard pegging the value of a Bitcoin at $1 USD = 1,309.03 BTC.

October 5 – Bitcoin Version 0.2 is released.



February 6 – The Bitcoin Market is established with the Bitcoin as a currency exchange.

February 10 – The encryption patent application that was filed on August 15, 2008 by Kin, Oksman, and Bry was approved.

May 22 – Florida programmer Laszlo Hanyecz offers to pay 10,000 Bitcoin for a pizza on the Bitcoin Forum marking the first, real-world transaction.

July 7 – Bitcoin Version 0.3 is realised.

July 12 – Over a five day period beginning on july 12, the exchange value of Bitcoin increases tenfold from $0.008/BTC to $0.080/BTC.

July 17 – The MtGox Bitcoin currency exchange market is established by Jed McCaleb.

August 15 – A vulnerability in the Bitcoin system is discovered and exploited, resulting in the generation of 184 billion Bitcoins.

November 6 – Market cap exceeds $1 million USD. The price on MtGox reaches $0.50/BTC.

December 7 – The Bitcoin program is written for the Nokia N900 Mobile computer.

December 8 – First Mobile Bitcoin transaction occurs using Bitcoin.



January 27 – The largest Bitcoin trade to date occurs, when three Zimdollars (Zimbabwe notes that are worth one-hundred trillion dollars each) are traded for 12 BTC.

February – Silk Road, a Bitcoin marketplace, launches an illicit marketplace for drug deals.

February 9 – For the first time, Bitcoin reaches parity with the US dollar, trading at $1.00/BTC at MtGox.

February 14 – An Australian member of the Bitcoin Forum attempts to sell his 1984 Celica Supra for 3000 BTC, and becomes the first person to offer a vehicle in exchange for Bitcoin.

March 6 – Jed McCaleb sells MtGox to Japan´s Tibanne Company. A sharp rise and then drop in the network computation speed led to speculation that a Bot-net has joined the network.

April 23 – Bitcoin is now at par with the Euro and British Pound Sterling on MtGox. The value of Bitcoin money stock passes $10 million.

June 8 – Bitcoin on MtGox reaches on all-time high of $31.91 with a market cap around $206 million.

June 12 – The MtGox Bitcoin exchange rate drops nearly $10, just four days after its packs at $31.91. This became known as the Great Bubble of 2011.

June 12 – WikiLeaks starts accepting anonymous Bitcoins Donations.

June 19 – A major security breach at MtGox compromised 60,000 accounts and shut down.

September 6 – Mike Caldwell begins minting physicas Bitcoins, naming them Casacius coins.



May 9 – An FBI report is leaked and brought attention to concerns that Bitcoin payment method could be used for illegal transactions for weapons and narcotics.

June – Coinbase, a Bitcoin wallet and platform, is founded in San Francisco, California.

September 24 – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigates the Bitcoin Saving and Trust for allegedly running a Ponzi Scheme.

September 27 – The Bitcoin Foundation is formed to establish a protocol and a body to oversee the digital currency.

November 15 – accepts Bitcoins as a form of payment for user to purchase upgrades.

December 6 – Bitcoin Central becomes the first Bitcoin exchange to be licensed as a European bank, operating within the EU regulatory Framework.



February 19 – Bitcoin Version 0.8 is realised which features Bloom Filtering and improved download speeds.

March 28 – The total Bitcoin Market cap passes $1 Billion

April – The value of Bitcoin on MtGox and other exchanges surpasses $100.

May – Online gaming company ESEA is caught secretly using customer computers to mine Bitcoins.

May 2 – The first Bitcoin ATM in the world debuts in San Diego, California.

May 7 – Coinbase gets a $5 million investment led by Union Square Ventures. It is the largest funding of a Bitcoin Startup to date.

May 14 – The US Department of Homeland Security seizes over $2.9 million from an account that belonged to a subsidiary of MtGox because it allegedly failed to register as a “money transmitting business” in accordance with 18 U.S. Code 1960.

August 6 – Judge Amos Mazzant of Texas rules that “Bitcoin is a currency or a form of money, and investor wishing to invest in BTCST provided an investment of money”.

August 20 – The German Federal Ministry of Finance recognized Bitcoin as “units of account”.

August 28 – RoboCoin begins accepting pre-orders for its $20,000 ATM that allows users to trade Bitcoins for other currencies.

October 2 – FBI shuts down online drug marketplace Silk Road, seizing $3.6 million worth of Bitcoins. Bitcoin price drops from $139/BTC to $109.71/BTC less than three hours after the Silk Road Shutdown. It than recovers to $128.

November 17 – Bitcoin price hits a landmark figure, reaching $503.10 on MtGox.

November 18 – Senate hearing titled Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risk, Threats and Promises of Virtual Currencies discusses legitimacy and challenges of Virtual currencies.

November 19 – Bitcoin price surges to a record of $1242 after Senate hearings.

November 19 – Bitcoin transaction volume surpasses Western Union in daily transaction volume.

November 21 – University of Nicosia in Cyprus becomes first university to accept Bitcoin for Tuition.

November 22 – Richard Branson´s Virgin Galactic begins accepting Bitcoin for space travel.

November 27 – Shopify integrates Bitcoin as a payment option for its more than 70,000 merchants.

November 29 – Bitcoin hosts first annual Black Friday event to highlights deals from merchants and business accepting Bitcoin.

December 2 – The Internet watches a thief move funds from wallet to wallet, as 96,000 Bitcoins are stolen from Sheep Marketplace, an online drug site.

December 5 – China´s central bank stops financial institutions from handling Bitcoins.

December 6 – Baidu Stops accepting Bitcoins after China ban.



January 6 – Bitinstant CEO Charlie Shrem is arrested over allegations of money laundering in connection with Silk Road.

February – Early in the month, MtGox suspended withdrawals citing technical issues. By the end of the month. MtGox filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan amid reports that 744,000 bitcoin had been stolen.



January 26 – Coinbase Bitcoin exchange service launched the first regulated Bitcoin exchange in 25 US states with plan to expand to thirty countries by the end of 2015.

December – Investigations by Wired and Gizmodo point to 45-year old Australian academic Craig Steven Wright as the true identity of Satoshy Nakamoto. Wired said: “Despite a massive trove of evidence, we still can´t say with absolute certainty that the mystery is solved.” It concluded with two possibilities, that “Wright invented Bitcoin, or he´s a brilliant hoaxer who very badly wants us to believe he did.” There have been three earlier attempts to prove Nakamoto´s identity, and all have proved unsuccessful.



February 21 – 30 of the most influential members of the Bitcoin community gather for a roundtable consensus to discuss the development plan and timeline for scaling Bitcoin. The closed-door meeting concluded with increasing the block size limit.

August 2 – The largest Bitcoin Exchange, Bitfinex was hacked with 119,756 Bitcoin stolen via a security breach. Roughly equating to $72 million of customer funds. The price of Bitcoin plunged nearly 20% that day.



January 3 – The price of Bitcoin break through the $1000 treshold, the wide media coverage attracts an influx of new traders.

April – Japan declares Bitcoin as legal tender. Following months of debate, Bitcoin exchanges are brought under the Jurisdiction of anti-money laundering regulations.

August 1 – Bitcoin “Forks” into Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) after years of debate over how to develop and grow the Blockchain.



January – 2018 has been a rough year for Bitcoin users, especially ones who held on assuming the price would keep ascending. Many sold their Bitcoins while they could, and the price has steadily dropped all year.

November – A Bitcoin Cash hard fork hit the crypto market.



January – More than 17,480 million BTC has been mined as of today. Price $3700.

August – No. of block mined today have crossed 558750.

September – More than 373.5 million transactions till September.

October – Satoshy still unknown.