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7 Special Days For Crypto Every Year

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read
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Since the creation of Bitcoin in 2009, some special events had occurred in the crypto industry, including when a man bought a pizza with Bitcoin. 

Apart from the Bitcoin pizza event in 2010, other special days are celebrated within the crypto industry, especially when innovative events happen. 

Below you are about to find some cryptocurrency holiday special days and what each one signifies.

  1. July 31st: When the first ICO took Place 

July 31st of every year is a crypto holiday special for crypto founders and enthusiasts. On this day, the first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) happened in the crypto space. 

The coin whose ICO first took place on this day was the Mastercoin, developed by a Seattle developer named J. R. Willet. Although the term ICO wasn't existing then, it will go down in history as the first initial coin offering.

  1. 2nd of May: When the First NFT was Minted 

For those who are crazy about NFTs, one of the trendiest innovations in the crypto industry, the first time an NFT minting took place was on the 2nd of May 2014. 

The first NFT that was Minted was named Quantum, and it was done by an artist named Kevin McCoy, who minted it under the Namecoin blockchain. The artist Kevin McCoy did this under the collaboration of a blockchain coder named Anil Dash.

  1. Bitcoin Anniversary: January 3rd 

Do you know that the pioneer cryptocurrency has a birthday, and it is on the 3rd of January of every year? On this day in 2009, the anonymous founder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, mined the first block of Bitcoin transactions. 

So this crypto holiday is celebrated worldwide, and the value of Bitcoin has been seen in recent years increase on this day. You may wait for the next Bitcoin birthday to see if you will be lucky in the crypto market.

  1. May 22nd: Bitcoin Pizza Day
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The person who was involved in this particular Bitcoin special holiday may live to regret his actions. 

A guy named Laszlo Hanyecz has sold about 10,000 Bitcoin to another fellow named Jeremy Sturdivant for a price of around $40. Assuming he kept those Bitcoins till now, he would have had more than $200 million. 

  1. September 22nd: The First Atomic Swap Took Place

This very special crypto holiday as it was on this day that many crypto and blockchain engineers began to explore the possibility of peer-to-peer swaps. 

The first person to explore this field was a man named Sergio Demian in 2012, followed by another named Tier Nolan in 2013. But it was Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin and a computer scientist, who broke the deadlock of atomic swaps on September 22nd, 2017.

  1. The Anniversary of Bitcoin Whitepaper: 31st of October 

Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency created, so it deserves all the praise and celebrations given to it. On the 31st of October in 2008, the founder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, published the first whitepaper Bitcoin ever had. 

It was during Halloween that the Bitcoin founder decided to publish the whitepaper; the rest is history. Many crypto enthusiasts consider this crypto holiday the second birthday of Bitcoin, just like the queen of England.

  1. November 28th: The First Halving of Bitcoin 

This is a huge day within the crypto industry, as it was when the first halving in the Bitcoin blockchain took place. Halving within a blockchain reduces the rewards received for mining a cryptocurrency to ensure a healthy crypto ecosystem. 

When this event occurred within the Bitcoin blockchain, it reduced the reward per block from 50 Bitcoin to 25 Bitcoin. Since events such as this are made to ensure the growth of a cryptocurrency, the price of Bitcoin increased by more than 8,000% that year. 


Many events occur daily within the crypto industry, but some are very prominent; they mark important eras within the crypto space.

Some events, such as Bitcoin pizza day, the first halving of Bitcoin, and many others, will forever be celebrated yearly.