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Events

February

  • 06 – ?Bitcoin Market, the first exchange, is launched.

    April

  • 14 – ?Martti Malmi starts the ?Bitcoin Wiki.

    May

  • 22 – ?Laszlo Hanyecz, a GPU miner, makes the ?first documented purchase of a good in exchange for bitcoins; two pizzas for 10,000 BTC.

    July

  • 07 – Bitcoin v0.3 is released.

  • 11 – News of the latest release propagates to Slashdot, causing a large influx of bitcoin users.
  • 12 – Bitcoin value begins rising rapidly, going from $0.008 to $0.08 over the next five days.
  • 17 – ?Mt. Gox is established.
  • 18 – ArtForz becomes one of the earliest GPU miners.

    August

  • 15 – 184 billion bitcoins are created artificially in block 74638. 53 blocks into a chain fork, the updated chain overtakes the erroneous one and the fraudulent bitcoins cease to exist.

    September

  • 14 – Block 79764 is the first to be solved with split allocation of the block reward. (8.1)

  • 18 – ?Jeff Garzik pays ?puddinpop 10,000 BTC (~$625) to make their Windows-based CUDA client open source.
  • 29 – ?kermit discovers a glitch that prevents transactions referencing small outputs from being confirmed.

    October

  • 01 – The ?first public OpenCL miner is released.

  • 07 – The exchange rate begins rising again, from $0.06.
  • 16 – The earliest documented escrowed transaction occurs between ?nanotube and ?Diablo-D3, with ?Theymos as the escrow.
  • 28 – The earliest documented short sale occurs between ?nanotube and ?kiba.

    November

  • 06 – The market capitalization reaches $1,000,000 as the exchange rate passes $0.50.

    December

  • 07 – ?ribuck sends 0.42 BTC to ?doublec in the first mobile-to-mobile transaction.

  • 09 – Difficulty surpasses 10,000.
  • 09 – The earliest documented sale of a call option contract occurs between ?nanotube and ?sgornick.
  • 13 – Satoshi Nakamoto logs out of ?BitcoinTalk for the last time.
  • 15 – The ?Bitcoin Wiki is reestablished by ?Mark Karpelès using MediaWiki.
  • 16 – The earliest documented pool-mined block is solved by ?Bitcoin Pooled Mining, aka Slush's Pool. ==References==

8.1: Day: 14 Hash: 00000000001b816df120f4bdf63efd5d986e80c4dbffcf6ad5e73fba0499926d Month: 09 Year: 2010