The story of bitcoin, told by those who lived it…
CoinDesk is excited to present "The Milestones: Bitcoin’s Biggest Turning Points." Our inaugural essay series, “The Milestones” aims to provide up-close-and-personal commentary on some of the most pivotal moments in the tech’s near 10-year history.
Curated by CoinDesk Editor Pete Rizzo and author Brian Patrick Eha, the series, inspired by Eha’s new book, How Money Got Free, will run twice weekly and complete in time for a special presentation at Consensus 2017, the world’s largest blockchain conference held annually in New York.
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Early bitcoin entrepreneur Alex Waters looks back at what was lost as the network's mining 'arms race' escalated.
Launching our new 'Milestones' series, investor Roger Ver recalls his discovery of bitcoin and his thrill when its price first topped the US dollar.
In CoinDesk's "Bitcoin Milestones" series, attorney Marco Santori recalls the heyday of Silk Road, its sudden downfall and its legacy for bitcoin.
Bitcoin regulatory expert Jerry Brito recounts the tech's early days in Washington, DC, and the work that went into its successful regulatory debut.
Overstock looks back at its groundbreaking decision to accept bitcoin in 2014 – a notable early boost for digital currency.
'Bitcoin Milestones' continues with a look back at TNABC Miami 2014 – the conference where Bruce Fenton says the industry grew up.
Investor Adam Draper recounts the day the US government sold 30,000 bitcoins at auction – and his father won.
PayPal accepting bitcoin? The story behind the headlines that made the mainstream public take notice of the upstart digital currency.