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Bitcoin History Part 10: The 184 Billion BTC Bug

There was something unusual about Bitcoin block 74638. It was Core developer Jeff Garzik who first spotted it, commenting on…

Bitcoin History Part 9: Mt. Gox Is Born

“Hi everyone, I just put up a new bitcoin exchange. Please let me know what you think.” With those innocuous…

Bitcoin History Part 8: When 1,500 BTC Cost Less Than $1

How much is one bitcoin worth? In fiat currency terms, that’s a constantly shifting answer, but ever since the beginning,…

Bitcoin History Part 7: The First Major Hack

Hacks and heists have been a threat for as long as bitcoin has been worth stealing. By 2011, as Bitcoin…

Bitcoin History Part 6: The First Bitcoin Exchange

Aside from mining, the only way to obtain bitcoin in the very early days was by trading it on forums…

Bitcoin History Part 5: A Wild Altcoin Appears

It’s hard to imagine a time before cryptocurrency exchanges were stocked with hundreds of digital assets. A time before the…

Bitcoin History Part 4: Casascius Creates Physical Bitcoins

Bitcoin was born as a wholly digital currency, and it might have remained that way had it not been for…

Bitcoin History Part 3: Turning on the Faucet

With no exchanges, P2P marketplaces, or escrow services in Bitcoin’s earliest days, acquiring coins wasn’t easy. You either mined them…

Bitcoin History Part 2: The Bitcoin Symbol

In the second installment of our series on key moments from Bitcoin’s history, we look at the circumstances that led…

Bitcoin History Part 1: In the Beginning

With today marking the tenth anniversary of the Bitcoin whitepaper, the web is predictably thick with op-eds, retrospectives and thought…

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