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Bitcoin ATM Day
May 2nd, 2013
On this day in 2013, the first bitcoin ATM ever was installed at a Vancouver coffee shop, which contained a built-in palm scanner designed to prevent users from processing more than $3,000 CAD per day.
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First Lightning payment on LTC
May 10th, 2017
Christian Decker of Blockstream made the first full, secure Lightning payment on a non-test network, and the first Lightning payment on Litecoin, sending a microscopic payment not normally possible or economic on a blockchain, fully settled in a fraction of a second. Early adopters using the lightning network on the mainent instead of testnet with larger than needed amounts of Bitcoin, despite warnings that it was still experimental, led to the term "reckless" being used during this period in bitcoin's history. This video documents the (most likely) first non-testnet Lightning channel being established on Litecoin.
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Bitcoin Pizza Day
May 22nd, 2010
The first real world purchase in bitcoin was done by Lazlo Hanyecz, buying two pizzas from Jeremy Sturdivant for 10,000 bitcoin. The 10,000 bitcoin were quoted at $41 at the time of the offer. Bitcoiners celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day by ordering pizza.
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NY Disagreement Day
May 23rd, 2017
The Bitcoin Scaling Agreement, better known as the New York Agreement, proposed jointly by over 50 companies at Consensus 2017, provoked the 2017 blocksize war. The New York Agreement intended to put an end to Bitcoin’s long-lasting scaling debate by increasing the block capacity through activating Segregated Witness and doubling the block size (ie SegWit2X).
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Craig Wright is a Fraud Day
May 25th, 2020
This day celebrates the embarrassment of Craig Steven Wright, the infamous liar and Satoshi Nakamoto impersonator (often referred to as Faketoshi). On this day in 2020, the owner of mined coins from as early as 37 days after the Genesis Block, signed a message with 145 private keys stating, "Craig Steven Wright is a liar and a fraud".