02-19 Bitcoin Client v0.8 released featuring improved download speed and Bloom Filtering
02-28 The MtGox exchange rate broke the June 8 2011 peak of 31.91 USD. The first all time high since 601 days
03-11 A previously undiscovered protocol rule results in a hard fork of the 0.8.0 reference client.
03-18 The United States federal agency charged with enforcing laws against money laundering (FinCEN) declares that Bitcoin users are subject to regulation only at the point of USD-BTC exchange.1
03-28 Total Bitcoin market cap passes $1 billion. 2
- 04-01 Bitcoin price breaks 100 USD on MtGox and other major exchanges.