01-03 The 10th anniversary of the first Bitcoin block was mined by Satoshi Nakamoto on January 3, 2009.
01-07 The Lightning Network reaches 500 active nodes and 2,000 channels.
- 02-08 QuadrigaCX, one of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announces that it had lost access to $145 million worth of cryptocurrency after the death of its founder, Gerald Cotten.
- 04-11 The New York Attorney General’s office accuses Bitfinex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, of using $850 million of Tether’s reserves to cover up a loss of funds.
05-07 Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, suffers a security breach in which hackers steal 7,000 bitcoins worth over $40 million at the time.
05-21 Bitcoin Core version 0.18.0 released.
04-04 Blockstream launched its Liquid Network, a sidechain-based settlement network for Bitcoin and other digital assets.
06-18 Facebook announces its plans to launch its own cryptocurrency called Libra, which leads to increased scrutiny and regulatory backlash.
08-05 The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) devalues the yuan, leading to a surge in Bitcoin’s price.
08-27 Bitmain launched its Antminer S17e and T17e mining machines, which were touted as being among the most efficient miners on the market.
- 09-23 Bakkt, a Bitcoin futures exchange launched by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), begins trading Bitcoin futures contracts.