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2008
– Bitcoin.org domain is registered.
Satoshi Nakamoto authors Bitcoin whitepaper titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

2009

– Bitcoin mining begins.
– Hal Finney receives 10 Bitcoins from Satoshi Nakamto in the first Bitcoin transaction.

2011

– WikiLeaks accepts donations in Bitcoin.
– Bitcoin achieves parity with the U.S dollar.

2013

– Bitcoin price reaches $1,000 and shortly after crashes to $300.

2017

– Bitcoin reaches $20,000.

 

 

A Brief History of Bitcoin