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  • 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.


  • 10-15 Square’s Cash App announced that it was rolling out Bitcoin deposits for its users, allowing them to deposit BTC directly into the app.

  • 10-28 Fidelity Digital Assets launches its Bitcoin custody service for institutional investors.

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