History of Cryptocurrencies

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Map of coins: Cryptocurrency history | cryptocurrency technologies…

Visualized history of cryptocurrencies from bitcoin launch up to present day: over 200 altcoins on one map. Information on the most valueable ideas and more


[[ICO] World’s oldest ICOs 20+ and 20+ oldest cryptos without ICO My friends often ask me, if there are some great examples of old enough & successful companies, that held ICO. So I… by sxiii

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies Online Course

Lecture 12 — History of Cryptocurrencies [Bonus lecture]

Bonus lecture by Jeremy Clark due to popular interest. For the accompanying textbook, including the free draft version, see: http://bitcoinbook.cs.princeton….

Hashers United

Litecoin from genesis to the moon by Charlie Lee

Rackspace Developers

Litecoin: From Genesis to the Moon by Charlie Lee

Charlie Lee, Creator of Litecoin & Engineering Manager at Coinbase - Litecoin: From Genesis To The Moon – Every last Tuesday of the month, we’ll be hosting …

Dennahz (@Dennahz)

Real OG’s remember chatting on Freenode before Altcoinweb. Real OG’s remember Jebus his blog about $TEA. Real OG’s remember $MEOW. Real OG’s remember and used Cryptsy. Real OG’s remember @CryptoCobain mining the genesisblock on MaxCoin. Real OG’s…. (proceed)

nws∅und (@nws0und)

@Dennahz Real OG’s remember @22loops preaching to the choir @ Poloniex trollbox Real OG’s remember announcements of announcements Real OG’s remember Wolong’s freak out & watched him live dump pandacoin at mintpal Real OG’s remember some1 claiming Cryptorush shares were …

฿TC฿ite (@btcbite)

@nws0und @Dennahz @22loops Real OGs remember VRC, URO and XC pumps Real OGs remember and experienced what a hidden premine is Real OGs remember Bitcoin “getting added” into Paypal Real OGs remember “Be rich like IE”

¤ Ripple 2010


¤ Stellar 2011


¤ Vitalik Buterin


Bitcorati, Inc.

Bitcorati Interview Series : Vitalik Buterin - Head Writer, Bitcoi…

Vitalik Buterin is a former computer science student who dropped out of college to focus on bitcoin projects full-time. He was a very early bitcoin adopter a…


The Uncanny Mind That Built Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin invented the world’s hottest new cryptocurrency and inspired a movement — before he’d turned 20.

⟠ Anett ⟠ (@AnettRolikova)

Remember when @VitalikButerin gave an entire talk on sharding in sign language? He’s truly amazing

¤ Crypto 12

Bitcoinica Press Release

File for download: http://depositfiles.com/files/u8e6gd032 Cloned straight from github. Changed my mind about waiting. Here are the unpacking…

The Bitcoinica Hack

¤ Ethereum \ Crypto 13


^^^ rejection of coloured coins leads to ethereum


81:48 there is a guy named aviv zohar was written some great papers one of them is on ghost which is what etherium is based on and he’s got a follow up to that his

ethereum history from Chris Burniskey’s Cryptoassets

In June 2014, Buterin received the Thiel Fellowship 14 as a 20-year-old dropping out of the University of Waterloo to pursue his inter- est in Ethereum on a full-time basis.

While Buterin may go down as one of Thiel’s greatest investments, Thiel wasn’t alone in recognizing the potential of Ethereum. In 2014, Buterin was given the World Technology Award in Information Technology Software, 15 alongside influential names such as Elon Musk in the Energy category and Walter Isaacson in Media & Journalism. While the Thiel Fellowship was an indication of what was to come for Buterin, $100,000 wasn’t enough to sustain his team. To that end, from July 23, 2014, to September 2, 2014, they staged a 42-day presale of ether, the crypto- commodity underlying the Ethereum network. 16 .

Ether was sold at a range of 1,337 to 2,000 ether per bitcoin, with 2,000 ether per bitcoin on offer for the first two weeks of the presale and then declining linearly toward 1,337 ether per bitcoin in the latter half of the sale, creating momentum by incentivizing people to buy in at the beginning. Overseeing the legal and financial nuances around this sale was the newly created Ethereum Foundation headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. 17 With the money they raised, the Ethereum team was also able to test the network before launch in a way that Satoshi and his small group of support- ers were not able to. Starting at the end of 2014 and for the first half of 2015, the Ethereum Foundation encouraged battle testing of its network, both in a grassroots bug bounty program and in formal security audits that involved professional third-party software security firms. 22

All the cool kids are doing Ethereum now – TechCrunch

In the beginning the Prophet Satoshi brought us Bitcoin. And the cryptogeeks and libertarians looked upon it, and said lo, we smile upon this, for it is good, and decentralized, and solves the Byzantine Generals Problem. For a time all was well. But then came wailing and gnas…

The Year in Ethereum

‎Show Blockchain Innovation: Interviewing The Brightest Minds In Blockchain, Ep 018: The Little-Known History of Ethereum, Decentral, and Jaxx with Anthony Di Iorio - Oct 31, 2017

r/btc - Creator of Ethereum on Bitcoin Core


Contracts, which can send messages to each other, represent mutually-distrusting parties which nevertheless want to cooperate. The lessons of the object-capability community (starting with those presented in Mark Miller’s thesis) are especially relevant. We anthropomorphise these programs, and say “they” wish to cooperate without exposing themselves to unnecessary risks.

Gas Economics - Hazards of Composing Contracts

David Hoffman (@TrustlessState)

@fubuloubu @teo_leibowitz @OhGodAGirl https://t.co/MSKTXao179

[ANN] Ethereum: Welcome to the Beginning


MasterCoin: New Protocol Layer Starting From “The Exodus Address”

Eric Wall (@ercwl)

13/ To spice things up for the investors, he promised that features inside the Mastercoin protocol would only be accessible to those with Mastercoins. By doing so, Willett had invented not only the ICO, but the first utility coin as well. https://t.co/b0fLZj137E

¤ ‘Bitcoin 2.0’ and the dawn of the ICO era


@sxiii- World’s oldest ICOs 20+ and 20+ oldest cryptos without ICO

My friends often ask me, if there are some great examples of old enough & successful companies, that held ICO. So I… by sxiii


nic carter (@nic__carter)

Short thread on ICOs and value accrual. We have about 7–8 years of history on ICOs, utility tokens, and new value transfer protocols. So let’s see what history tells us by looking at the first ever ICO

¤ Crypto 15

Blockchain Health and Crypto Wellness Futures

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-09-01/blythe-masters-tells-banks-the-blockchain-changes-everything ^^^ “You should be taking this technology as seriously as you should have been taking the development of the Internet in the early 1990s. It’s analogous to email for money.”


Ep Siân Jones: Cryptocurrency Regulation Update – UK, Isle of Man, California, Bitlicense - Mar 30, 2015

¤ DAO Hack 16

The Case for Dumb Contracts

Disclaimer: This was written hours before the recent attack on TheDAO. The opinions in this article do not necessarily represent those held…


SEC Issues Investigative Report Concluding DAO Tokens, a Digital Asset, Were Securities U.S. Securities Laws May Apply to Offers, Sales, and Trading of Interests in Virtual Organizations

The DAO Hack

¤ Crypto 17

ICO Bubble (Bitcoin Bubble #4)

Obi_Obvi ⚡️👽⚡️ (@ObiObvi)

Anyone know what happened on 06/21/17 that caused $ETH to go from $352 to $13? Was it the rumor about Vitalik’s death?


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The Altcoin/ICO Bubble and Fourth Bitcoin Bubble

¤ Crypto 18

The Prophets of Cryptocurrency Survey the Boom and Bust

Inside the ongoing argument over whether Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the blockchain are transforming the world.

Nathaniel Whittemore (@nlw)

Ahhh it’s that time of year again… The markets are cold, but the vindication of ICO skeptics and the looming specter of more punitive action is so, so hot.

Welcome to the latest Crypto Narrative Watch: Crypto Winter Edition. Thread!

Shane Parrish (@farnamstreet) What was the best twitter thread in 2018 (please include link and tag the handle of the creator)?

The Most Essential Crypto Long Reads 2018

The threads and essays that defined a year that went from the height of mania to something much more interesting

¤ Crypto 19

Crypto Theses for 2019 My thoughts on the state of crypto in 2018 and where we’re headed

¤ Crypto Law





The Arms Export Control Act

¤ Rare Digital Art


Can Andy Warhol Beat the S&P 500? by Masha Golovina, Director of Market Analysis


Awesome list of crypto art resources :sunglasses:. Contribute to obxium/awesome-crypto-art development by creating an account on GitHub.