Home 2010




  • 02-6 Bitcoin Market established1


  • 05-22 Laszlo first to buy pizza with Bitcoins agreeing upon paying 10,000 BTC for ~$25 worth of pizza courtesy of jercos2


  • 07-07 Bitcoin v0.3 released3

  • 07-11 Bitcoin v0.3 release mentioned on slashdot4, bringing a large influx of new bitcoin users.

  • 07-12 Beginning of a 10x increase in exchange value over a 5 day period, from about $0.008/BTC to $0.08/BTC

  • 07-17 MtGox5 established

  • 07-18 ArtForz6 generated his first block after establishing his personal OpenCL GPU hash farm


  • 08-15 Bug in the bitcoin code allows a bad transaction into block 74638. Users quickly adopt fixed code and the “good” block chain overtook the bad one at a block height of 74691, 53 blocks later7.


  • 09-14 jgarzik offered8 10,000 BTC (valued at ~$600-650) to puddinpop to open source their windows-based CUDA client

  • 09-14 Block 797649 is first to be mined using split allocation of the generation reward.

  • 09-18 puddinpop released10 source to their windows-based CUDA client under MIT license

  • 09-29 kermit discovered11 a microtransactions exploit which precipitated the Bitcoin v0.3.13 release


  • 10-01 First public OpenCL miner released12

  • 10-07Exchange rate started climbing up from $0.06/BTC after several flat months.

  • 10-16 First recorded escrowed bitcoin trade conducted, between nanotube and Diablo-D3, escrowed by theymos.

  • 10-17 #bitcoin-otc trading channel established on freenode IRC.

  • 10-28 First bitcoin short sale transaction initiated, with a loan of 100 BTC by nanotube to kiba13, facilitated by the #bitcoin-otc market.


  • 11-06 The Bitcoin economy passed US $1 million14. The MtGox price touched USD $0.50/BTC.


  • 12-07 Bitcoind was compiled for the Nokia N900 mobile computer by doublec. The following day, ribuck sent him 0.42 BTC in the first portable- to-portable Bitcoin transaction.

  • 12-09 The generation difficulty passed 10,000.

  • 12-09 First bitcoin call option contract sold, from nanotube to sgornick15, via the #bitcoin-otc market.

  • 12-16 Bitcoin Pooled Mining16, operated by slush, found its first block

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