The month of December is rich with important crypto-history dates. This is the month when, in 2013, the Ethereum founding team was complete with five initial founders: Vitalik Buterin, Anthony Di Iorio, Charles Hoskinson, Mihai Alisie, & Amir Chetrit and when Overstock announced its acceptance of BTC. In December 2015 a security researcher by the name of Gvern Branwen has written an article for WIRED, in which he has speculated that Dr. Craig Wright from Australia could be the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto himself, based on retrieved text messages and emails. In December 2017, CBOE Global Markets has started offering BTC futures, whereas, in December 2018 BTC saw its highest price and the biggest crash so far. Let’s take a closer look at the events that happened in December over the years:
- December 5th, 2013 - The People’s Bank of China bans financial institutions from using cryptocurrencies, resulting in BTC price drop.
- December 6th, 2012 - The France-based exchange Bitcoin-Central becomes the first exchange to operate within the framework of European regulations.
- December 7th, 2010 - User doublec creates a Bitcoin app for the Nokia N900. User ribuck sends 0.42 BTC in the first-ever P2P transaction with the help of a mobile device.
- December 9th, 2010 - First open call-agreement contract signed between users nanotube and sgornick on #bitcoin-otc.
- December 9th, 2013 - the first time when $100 worth of BTC was stolen from crypto wallets
- December 11th, 2017 - The CBOE BTC futures increased by 26% from their initial price
- December 16th, 2010 - the 1st BTC block was generated by the mining pool under user sluch
- December 16th, 2009 - The date of emergence of Bitcoin v0.2.
- December 18th, 2017 - BTC reaches its highest price of just below $19,783. At the beginning of the same year, the BTC price was around $3,000.
- December 19th, 2016 - Ethereum exceeds 1 million daily transactions for the first time
- December 22, 2017, bitcoin fell below $11,000, a fall of 45% from its peak
- December 28th, 2017 - South Korea’s attempt to regulate BTC trading result in the BTC price nosedive.