The first cryptocurrency – Bitcoin (BTC) was released in 2009 by a pseudonymous developer/s by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto.
Many will have heard stories of somebody paying for a couple pizzas around a decade ago with a large quantity of bitcoins, now called Bitcoin Pizza Day. Bitcoin has captured the imagination of many since 2009, even though the true identity of it’s founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, has never been confirmed.
Bitcoin (BTC) is not only the largest crypto by market capitalization and accounts for approximately 60 to 65% of the total cryptocurrency market, but it is the most well known and discussed crypto, even though the industry is still relatively young and not mainstream as at 2020. View our Bitcoin (BTC) timeline to learn the origins, price milestones and key events in the history of Bitcoin.