On October 5, 2009, Bitcoin gets its first rate against traditional currencies. New Libert Standard set a rate of $ 1 for 1,309 BTC.
On May 22, 2010, a historic event took place with the purchase of pizza for 10 thousand bitcoins (about $ 25), which today is almost $ 3 million.
On February 9, 2011, 1 bitcoin was worth $ 1, after which there was a long decline.
After that, it recovered for more than a year and a half, returning to the $ 31 mark only by February 2013. By November of the same year, the price of the cryptocurrency had grown almost 30 times and exceeded $1000.
In March 2016, the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers recognizes bitcoin as one of the varieties of virtual currency that can be used to pay for goods and services, like ordinary money.
In the same month, Bidorbuy, the largest online trading platform in South Africa, began to accept payments in cryptocurrency.
On January 5, 2017, Bitcoin traded at $1150, after which it began to rise sharply. This happened against the backdrop of the growing popularity of a new method of attracting funding - ICO.
At the beginning of September, bitcoin traded at $ 5 thousand, and on December 6, its value reached $12 000. In the next few days, it continued to grow strongly and on December 17, 2017, at its peak, it was approaching $20 000. The next day after that, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) added bitcoin futures, and the value of the cryptocurrency began to decline sharply.
On December 22, 2017, the bitcoin rate fell below $11 000, and on February 6, 2018, it dropped to a local minimum of $ 6 thousand.In 1.5 months, the cryptocurrency lost 70% of its value and entered the stage of a protracted correction.
On December 15, 2018, the asset price dropped to $ 3.2 thousand, and the market sentiment was negative.
In the summer of 2019, the growth of the bitcoin rate accelerated amid Facebook's announcement of the launch of its own cryptocurrency Libra. But this initiative was immediately opposed by financial regulators around the world, so the company had to revise its plans and switch to a model with the release of stablecoins pegged to the exchange rate of national currencies.
At the beginning of 2020, bitcoin again began to demonstrate the properties of a defensive asset. On February 3, the value of the cryptocurrency reached a local peak of $ 10.5 thousand, but then began to fall sharply against the background of a general decline in financial markets.
In December 2020, bitcoin has risen in price by almost 130% and updated its all-time high at around $ 23.8 thousand.
January 3, 2021 - Bitcoin reaches a new high of over $34,800.
March 13, 2021 - The bitcoin price has risen in just 7 days by 25% to $ 60,021.
As of July 14, 2021, $32,860 is offered for one unit of cryptocurrency, the capitalization of the currency approached $ 688 billion, according to the CoinMarketCap trading platform.