BLOCKCHAIN OF EVENTS
Jan 3, 2009
The Bitcoin ledger begins. And we’re off!
May 22, 2010
The first recorded instance of Bitcoin being used to buy a real-life commodity: two Papa John’s pizzas.
June 19, 2011
Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is hacked. The frenzied sale of Bitcoin in the days that follow drives the currency’s value down to less than a cent.