Bitcoin Value History

When bitcoin launched in 2009, it was virtually worthless. Thousands of bitcoins equaled just a few pennies.

Date: Jan 2009 – Jan 2010
Price: basically none
Notes: No exchanges or market, users were mainly cryptography fans who were sending bitcoins for low or no value.

Date: October 5, 2010
Price: $0.0008
Notes: /

Date: Feb 2010 – May 2010
Price: less than $0.01
Notes: /

Date: July 2010
Price: $0.08
Notes: In five days, the price grew 1000%, rising from $0.008 to $0.08 for 1 bitcoin.

Date: November 6, 2010
Price: $0.39
Notes: Interest in bitcoin continued to grow, and by November 2010 the total value in circulation broke $1 million.

Date: Feb 2011 – April 2011
Price: $1
Notes: Bitcoin takes parity with US dollar.

Date: 8 July 2011
Price: $31
Notes: Top of first “bubble”, followed by the first price drop.

Date: Dec 2011
Price: $2
Notes: Minimum after few months.

Date: Dec 2012
Price: $13
Notes: slowly rising for a year

Date: February 22, 2013
Price: $30.25
Notes: Trust in the system increased, more companies promised to accept the currency. By February, the value of bitcoin topped $30 for the first time since 2011.

Date: March 21, 2013
Price: $70.85
Notes: After financial authorities in the US clarified rules for how they would monitor and regulate virtual currencies, bitcoin’s value spiked to a new high.

Date: April 11, 2013
Price: $266
Notes: top of a price rally, during which the value was growing by 5-10% daily.

Date: May 2013
Price: $130
Notes: basically stable, again slowly rising.

Date: June 2013
Price: $100
Notes: in June slowly dropping to $70, but rising in July to $110

Date: Nov 2013
Price: $350 – $1250
Notes: from October $150–$200 in November, rising to $400, then $600, eventually reaching $900 on 11/19/2013 and breaking $1000 threshold on 27 November 2013.

Date: Dec 2013
Price: $600 – $1000
Notes: Price crashed to $600, rebounded to $1,000, crashed again to the $500 range. Stabilized to the ~$650–$800 range.

Date: Jan 2014
Price: $750 – $1000
Notes: Price spiked to $1000 briefly, then settled in the $800–$900 range for the rest of the month.

Date: Feb 2014
Price: $550 – $750
Notes: Price fell following the shutdown of Mt. Gox before recovering to the $600–$700 range.

Date: Mar 2014
Price: $450 – $700
Notes: Price continued to fall due to a false report regarding bitcoin ban in China and uncertainty over whether the Chinese government would seek to prohibit banks from working with digital currency exchanges.

Date: Apr 2014
Price: $340 – $530
Notes: The lowest price since the 2012–2013 Cypriot financial crisis had been reached at 3:25 AM on April 11.

Date: May 2014
Price: $440 – $630
Notes: The downtrend first slow down and then reverse, increasing over 30% in the last days of May.

Date: Mar 2015
Price: $200 – $300
Notes: Price fell through to early 2015.

Date: Early Nov 2015
Price: $395 – $504
Notes: Large spike in value from 225-250 at the start of October to 2015’s record high of $504


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