Resources and Timelines

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Resources and Timelines

  • Bitcoin History — p2pfoundation

    Bitcoin didn’t simply appear out of thin air - it was built upon decades of work and came after many failed digital currency projects. Understanding how we got here will help you understand where we’re going.

  • Visions of Bitcoin—How major Bitcoin narratives changed over time

    Conflicts within Bitcoin thus arise from entities who hold visions of the protocol that are mutually exclusive — and this leads to friction when these visions cannot be reconciled. Visions of Bitcoin are not static. Technological developments, practical realities and real-world events have shaped collective views. This post is an attempt to aggregate the various dominant narratives that have characterized Bitcoin throughout its 9-year history. This post builds on excellent prior work by Murad Mahmudov and Adam Taché, and we suggest you add that to your reading list.</a>


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Death of Bitcoin

  • Bitcoin is not Dead

    “The first recorded claim of bitcoin’s demise was in 2010, on a little-known blog that found itself posted on a record of “bitcoin obituaries” collected by 99Bitcoins, a bitcoin information site. While I consider myself among the first wave of bitcoin writers, having written my first article on the subject in 2011, this early claim of bitcoin’s death came when the cryptocurrency was valued at only $0.23. It is now worth almost $7,000.”

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  • Bitcoin Obituaries - Bitcoin Declared Dead 350+ Times (2019 Updated)

    Until today Bitcoin has died more than 350 times. We collect Bitcoin obituaries since 2010. Found a Bitcoin obituary? submit it to us.


  • Bitcoin History: Timeline, Origins and Founder

    “The history of Bitcoin has been a turbulent one to say the least, and right now we’re in one of the most turbulent periods in its history, as it has spent the entirety of 2018 falling further and further from its peak value of nearly $20,000 in December 2017.

    But something as uncertain as Bitcoin (and cryptocurrency in general) was never going to be smooth sailing. Many tried a cryptographed digital currency before it, and they weren’t able to fully crack it. Since Bitcoin became a reality nearly a decade ago, there have been some high highs and some low lows. For some Bitcoin owners, that’s part of the appeal.

    But how did we get to where we are today with Bitcoin? How did it begin, what were its forebearers, and what have been the unexpected turns of the Bitcoin journey? Let’s take a walk through the timeline and find out.”

  • Bitcoin History: The Complete History of Bitcoin [Timeline]

    The History of Bitcoin is a timeline that illustrates Bitcoin History from the very beginning all the way to present day. Learn what there is to know.

  • Hobbes’ Blockchain Timeline 0.1 Blockchain, Bitcoin, Distributed Ledgers, Smart Contracts and Cryptocurrencies

    A timeline highlighting some of the key events and technologies that helped shape the current state of blockchains, cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin.

  • Bitcoin and Markets - Bitcoin History - Timeline of important research and events since 1970.

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