Browsing the "Bitcoin Milestones Series" Tag

paypal, payment

The PayPal Moment: When Bitcoin Met Mainstream Payments

| Steve Beauregard

PayPal accepting bitcoin? The story behind the headlines that made the mainstream public take notice of the upstart digital currency.

silk road, desert

Silk Road Goes Dark: Bitcoin Survives Its Biggest Market’s Demise

| Marco Santori

In CoinDesk's "Bitcoin Milestones" series, attorney Marco Santori recalls the heyday of Silk Road, its sudden downfall and its legacy for bitcoin.

senate, 2013

Bitcoin’s DC Debut: All Eyes Watch the US Government’s Response

| Jerry Brito

Bitcoin regulatory expert Jerry Brito recounts the tech's early days in Washington, DC, and the work that went into its successful regulatory debut.

MIT, bitcoin

That Time We Gave $500,000 in Bitcoin to College Kids…

| Dan Elitzer & Jeremy Rubin

A thriving bitcoin community emerged at MIT after two students put together a $500,000 bitcoin distribution project.

BTC miami

Miami 2014: The Last Days of Bitcoin’s Wild West

| Bruce Fenton

'Bitcoin Milestones' continues with a look back at TNABC Miami 2014 – the conference where Bruce Fenton says the industry grew up.

overstock, ecommerce

‘Into the War Room’: Overstock Looks Back on Bitcoin Embrace

| Jonathan Johnson

Overstock looks back at its groundbreaking decision to accept bitcoin in 2014 – a notable early boost for digital currency.

Should I Do It? 30,000 Bitcoins and One Big Auction

| Adam Draper

Investor Adam Draper recounts the day the US government sold 30,000 bitcoins at auction – and his father won.

bitcoin, miners

Here Comes the Pickaxe Race: Bitcoin Mining Jumps to GPU

| Alex Waters

Early bitcoin entrepreneur Alex Waters looks back at what was lost as the network's mining 'arms race' escalated.

CoinDesk Launches Bitcoin Essay Series With Author Brian Patrick Eha

| CoinDesk

CoinDesk is excited to announce a new series in which notable individuals look back on some of the biggest moments in bitcoin's near 10-year history.

bitcoin, dollar

The Gold Rush Begins: The Day Bitcoin Topped the US Dollar

| Roger Ver

Launching our new 'Milestones' series, investor Roger Ver recalls his discovery of bitcoin and his thrill when its price first topped the US dollar.