2010

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Years: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
2010
Bitcoin year2
First block32490
Blocks solved67920
Initial supply1,624,500 BTC
Bitcoins mined3,396,000 BTC
Difficulty1.18 — 14,484
Block reward50 BTC

2010 was the year after the year of Bitcoin's launch.

Events

February

April

May

July

  • 07 – Bitcoin v0.3 is released.
  • 11 – News of the latest release propagates to Slashdot, causing a large influx of bitcoin users.
  • 12 – Bitcoin value begins rising rapidly, going from $0.008 to $0.08 over the next five days.
  • 17 – Mt. Gox is established.
  • 18 – ArtForz becomes one of the earliest GPU miners.

August

  • 15 – 184 billion bitcoins are created artificially in block 74638. 53 blocks into a chain fork, the updated chain overtakes the erroneous one and the fraudulent bitcoins cease to exist.

September

  • 14 – Block 79764 is the first to be solved with split allocation of the block reward.[1]
  • 18 – Jeff Garzik pays puddinpop 10,000 BTC (~$625) to make their Windows-based CUDA client open source.
  • 29 – kermit discovers a glitch that prevents transactions referencing small outputs from being confirmed.

October

November

  • 06 – The market capitalization reaches $1,000,000 as the exchange rate passes $0.50.

December

References

  1. Block 79764. Main chain. 2010-09-14. Hash 00000000001b816df120f4bdf63efd5d986e80c4dbffcf6ad5e73fba0499926d. Block explorer