Timeline of Bitcoin

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This is a timeline of Bitcoin.

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Year Month and date Event type Details
2008 August 18 bitcoin.org is registered on this day.[1]
2008 November 1 The first public version of Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper, titled "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System", is published.[1][2]
2009 January 12 The first Bitcoin transaction takes place, from Satoshi Nakamoto to Hal Finney.[3]
2009 August 29 The first revision in the Bitcoin Git repository is made on this day. However this commit is converted from the Subversion revision control system.[1][4]
2009 October 12 The first trade of bitcoin for fiat money takes place. Martti Malmi (Sirius) sells 5,050 BTC to NewLibertyStandard for $5.02.[3][5]
2009 December 16 Bitcoin version 0.2 is released.[6]
2010 September 9 The main Bitcoin subreddit, r/Bitcoin, is created. As of June 12, 2017 it has 241,000 subscribers.[7]
2011 May 20 The subreddit r/btc is created. As of June 12, 2017 it has 40,000 subscribers.[8]
2011 June 15 The Bitcoin mining subreddit, r/BitcoinMining, is created. As of June 12, 2017 it has 13,000 subscribers.[9]
2012 May 30 The Bitcoin Magazine subreddit, r/BitcoinMagazine, is created. As of June 12, 2017 it has 788 subscribers.[10]
2012 June Coinbase, a digital asset exchange company that operates exchanges of Bitcoin (among other digital currencies), is founded.[11][12]
2012 September The Bitcoin Foundation is founded.[13]
2013 February 15 The subreddit r/Jobs4Bitcoins is created. As of June 12, 2017 it has 12,000 subscribers.[14]
2013 March 6 The subreddit r/BitcoinBeginners is created. As of June 12, 2017 it has 14,000 subscribers.[15]
2013 April 11 The subreddit r/BitcoinMarkets is created. As of June 12, 2017 it has 34,000 subscribers.[16]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 gwern (May 27, 2011). "Bitcoin is Worse is Better". Gwern.net. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  2. "Bitcoin P2P e-cash paper". November 1, 2008. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Bitcoin Firsts". Bitcoin Wiki. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  4. "First commit · bitcoin/bitcoin@4405b78". GitHub. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  5. "Martti Malmi on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved June 12, 2017. Found the first known bitcoin to USD transaction from my email backups. I sold 5,050 BTC for $5,02 on 2009-10-12. 
  6. satoshi. "Bitcoin 0.2 released!". Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  7. "moderators - r/Bitcoin". Retrieved June 12, 2017. a community for 6 years [Thu Sep 9 14:30:26 2010 UTC] 
  8. "moderators - r/btc". Retrieved June 12, 2017. a community for 6 years [Fri May 20 10:07:02 2011 UTC] 
  9. "moderators - r/BitcoinMining". Retrieved June 12, 2017. a community for 5 years [Wed Jun 15 16:20:02 2011 UTC] 
  10. "moderators - r/BitcoinMagazine". Retrieved June 12, 2017. a community for 5 years [Wed May 30 07:48:30 2012 UTC] 
  11. "Coinbase - Buy and Sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin". Retrieved June 12, 2017. Founded in June of 2012, Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin. 
  12. "Coinbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved June 12, 2017. Founded: June 1, 2012  Crunchbase gives June 1 as the founding date, but Wikipedia gives June 20 with no citation.
  13. Matonis, Jon (September 27, 2012). "Bitcoin Foundation Launches To Drive Bitcoin's Advancement". Forbes. Archived from the original|archive-url= requires |url= (help) on January 23, 2013. Several months in the making, the Bitcoin Foundation launches this week 
  14. "moderators - r/Jobs4Bitcoins". Retrieved June 12, 2017. a community for 4 years [Fri Feb 15 16:11:25 2013 UTC] 
  15. "moderators - r/BitcoinBeginners". Retrieved June 12, 2017. a community for 4 years [Wed Mar 6 11:35:47 2013 UTC] 
  16. "moderators - r/BitcoinMarkets". Retrieved June 12, 2017. a community for 4 years [Thu Apr 11 08:23:13 2013 UTC]