Bitcoin Holiday Calendar
July 3rd, 2013
This day marks the beginning of the first ever “utility token” ICO, called Mastercoin (later rebranded as Omni).
Bitcoin Independence Day
August 1st, 2017
The official end of the Blocksize Wars. On August 1, 2017, Bitcoin users demonstrated their independence from miner control by successfully deploying a software upgrade through a user-activated soft fork (UASF) that circumvented uncooperative miners, making it clear that users (ie nodes), not miners or companies, control the rules of the Bitcoin network. If you want to learn more about this topic, we recommend the [Blocksize Wars Book](https://blog.bitmex.com/the-blocksize-war/)