History of the first crypto currency.
On October 5, 2009, bitcoin receives the first rate in relation to traditional currencies. New Liberty Standard set the rate of 1 dollar for 1 309 BTC, that is, for more than a thousand bitcoins they gave only a dollar.
May 22, 2010 there was a historic event with the purchase of pizza for 10 thousand bitcoins (about $ 25), which today amounts to almost $ 3 million.
On February 9, 2011, 1 bitcoin cost $ 1, after which a long decline occurred. March 23-24 BTC reached parity with the euro and the British pound. On June 2, the cost of one BTC was $ 10, and in a week it shot up to $ 31.91.
November 6, 2013, the cost of bitcoin grew to $ 269, on November 17 the cost doubled to $ 503.10, and in the following week it rose to an unprecedented $ 1242. It seems that on that day everyone realized the real potential and significance of this currency.
In March 2016, the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan recognizes bitcoin as one of the varieties of a virtual currency, which can be used to pay for goods and services, just like ordinary money. In the same month, the largest online trading platform in South Africa, Bidorbuy, was accepted in the crypto currency.
As of August 13, for one unit, crypto currencies offer 4101.41 dollars, the capitalization of the currency came close to 67.7 billion dollars, according to the data of the trading platform Coinmarketcap.