01-08 Lightning Pay Day The first real purchase over the Lightning Network was sent on this day for a VPN subscription as TorGuard started accepting LN payments.
01-17 Bitconnect shuts down. BCC prices crash by 92% immediately after. Bitconnect announced it would refund its loans.
01-19 Dhruv Bansal - Stop comparing Bitcoin to the Internet.
01-22 South Korea brings in a regulation that requires all the bitcoin traders to reveal their identity, thus putting a ban on anonymous trading of bitcoins.
01-24 Stripe announces that it would phase out its support for bitcoin payments by late April 2018, citing declining demand, rising fees and longer transaction times as the reasons.1
01-25 George Soros calls bitcoin as a bubble.2
- 01-30 Beautyon - Bitcoin Surveillance: An Ahistoric Market Error.
02-11 Hugo Nguyen - The Anatomy of Proof-of-Work.
02-25 Laszlo Hanyecz, the man that completed the world’s first documented Bitcoin transaction for a physical item in 2010 – 10,000 BTC for two pizzas – has bought two more pizzas using the Lightning Network.
03-02 Vijay Boyapati - The Bullish Case For Bitcoin.
03-02 George Kikvadze - Seven Myths of Bitcoin.
03-16 Tobias Huber - Are Bitcoin Bubbles Predictable?.
- 09-13 CVE-2018-17144, a fix for which was released in Bitcoin Core versions 0.16.3 and 0.17.0rc4, includes both a Denial of Service component and a critical inflation vulnerability.3
- 10-02 2018 - Bitcoin core 0.17.0 released.