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Timeline of cryptocurrencies

This is a timeline of cryptocurrencies.

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Year Month and date Event type Details
2004 "the idea behind the Ripple (XRP) payment platform was first voiced in 2004 by Ryan Fugger"[1]
2009 January 9 Currency release Bitcoin (BTC) 0.1.0 is released.
2011 October 7 Currency release Litecoin is released.
2013 December Open-source digital currency Dogecoin (DOGE) is forked from Litecoin. "Dogecoin (DOGE) is based on the popular "doge" Internet meme and features a Shiba Inu on its logo. The open-source digital currency was created by Billy Markus from Portland, Oregon and Jackson Palmer from Sydney, Australia, and was forked from Litecoin in December 2013. Dogecoin's creators envisaged it as a fun, light-hearted cryptocurrency that would have greater appeal beyond the core Bitcoin audience, since it was based on a dog meme. Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted several tweets on social media that Dogecoin is his favorite coin."[2]
2014 July Stablecoin Tether (USDT) is launched by Brock Pierce, Reeve Collins and Craig Sellars, originally launched as a Realcoin. It mirrors the price of the U.S. dollar, and is issued by a Hong Kong-based company Tether.[3]
2014 July 15 Filecoin (FIL) is initially released.[4]
2014 July 31 Network system Stellar (XLM) is launched by Jed McCaleb, the founder of Mt. Gox and co-founder of Ripple.[5]
2014 April Monero (XMR) is launched, with the goal to "allow transactions to take place privately and with anonymity."[6][7]
2016 June VeChain (VET) launches.[8]
2017 July 7 Security “One of the Biggest Ethereum and Bitcoin Exchanges Got Hacked” [9]
2017 September 27 Cardano (ADA) is released. "Launched in 2017 by one of Ethereum’s co-founders, Cardano is a research-driven proof-of-stake blockchain designed for running smart contracts and building decentralized applications. It consumes less energy than proof-of-work blockchains and already has some interesting use cases. The project, along with its native cryptocurrency ADA, has generated enthusiasm in the community, which can be seen at times in its price history."[10]
2017 October Polygon (MATIC) is launched.[11]
2017  ? "BNB was launched through an initial coin offering in 2017, 11 days before the Binance cryptocurrency exchange went online"[12]
2018 April 29 The Nexo platform is launched, offering the world’s first instant crypto-backed loans.[13]
2018 November 2 Decentralized trading protocol Uniswap (UNI) is launched. It is known for its role in facilitating automated trading of decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens.[14][15]
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2019 June The Algorand (ALGO) mainnet becomes live.[16]
2020 May 26 The Genesis block of the Polkadot network is launched, as a Proof of Authority (PoA) network.[17]
2020 July 30 Elrond (EGLD) launches its mainnet.[18]
2021 February 25 The estimated number of global crypto users surpasses 100 million.[19]
2021 April 29 Cryptocurrencies hit a valuation of US$2 trillion, about the same valuation as all US dollars in circulation. However, it would since hit as high as $2.25 trillion.[20]
2021 May 10 Internet Computer (ICP) genesis.[21]

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References

  1. "XRP price today, XRP live marketcap, chart, and info". CoinMarketCap. Retrieved 11 April 2021. 
  2. "Dogecoin price today, DOGE live marketcap, chart, and info". CoinMarketCap. Retrieved 11 April 2021. 
  3. "Tether price today, USDT live marketcap, chart, and info". CoinMarketCap. Retrieved 11 April 2021. 
  4. "Filecoin: A Cryptocurrency Operated File Storage Network" (PDF). filecoin.io. Retrieved 4 June 2021. 
  5. "Everything you need to know about Stellar Lumens". Abra. Retrieved 2 May 2021. 
  6. "About Monero". getmonero.org, The Monero Project. Retrieved 2 May 2021. 
  7. "Monero price today, XMR live marketcap, chart, and info". CoinMarketCap. Retrieved 11 April 2021. 
  8. "VeChain price today, VET live marketcap, chart, and info". CoinMarketCap. Retrieved 19 April 2021. 
  9. "One of the Biggest Ethereum and Bitcoin Exchanges Got Hacked". Fortune. Retrieved 20 February 2021. 
  10. Škraba, Žiga P. "Cardano Price - Live ADA Value Chart & Market Cap [2021]". https://kriptomat.io/. Retrieved 2 May 2021.  External link in |website= (help)
  11. "Polygon price today, MATIC live marketcap, chart, and info". CoinMarketCap. Retrieved 2 June 2021. 
  12. "Binance Coin price today, BNB live marketcap, chart, and info". CoinMarketCap. Retrieved 11 April 2021. 
  13. "Nexo Launches Platform for the World's First Instant Crypto-backed Loans". Medium. 21 September 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2021. 
  14. "Uniswap (V2) trade volume and market listings". CoinMarketCap. Retrieved 12 May 2021. 
  15. "Uniswap price today, UNI live marketcap, chart, and info". CoinMarketCap. Retrieved 2 May 2021. 
  16. "Algorand price today, ALGO live marketcap, chart, and info". CoinMarketCap. Retrieved 11 April 2021. 
  17. "Polkadot Launch Phases · Polkadot Wiki". undefined. Retrieved 5 May 2021. 
  18. "Elrond (eGLD) Review: Still Worth It? This You NEED To KNOW!!". Coin Bureau. 7 February 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2021. 
  19. GmbH, finanzen net. "The estimated number of global crypto users has passed 100 million - and boomers are now getting drawn to bitcoin too, reports find". markets.businessinsider.com. Retrieved 6 May 2021. 
  20. "Cryptocurrency Is Now Worth More Than All US Currency in Circulation". Futurism. Retrieved 12 May 2021. 
  21. "Internet Computer price today, ICP live marketcap, chart, and info". CoinMarketCap. Retrieved 29 May 2021.