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01
Free Ross Day
October 1st, 2013
Ross Ulbricht is captured and imprisoned for his role in creating The Silk Road website and given two life sentences for non-violent crimes.
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The Slaying of the BearWhale
October 6th, 2014
On this glorious day of battle, a bitcoin whale posted a 30,000 BTC sell wall, resulting in an epic skirmish between hodlers and the BearWhale. Over the course of six hours, the price stalled at $300 until all of the coins sold off and the BearWhale was defeated. Watch the battle here.
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Bitcoin Whitepaper Day
October 31st, 2008
Satoshi Nakamoto releases the Bitcoin white paper to the cryptography mailing list, marking its official introduction into the world. Satoshi introduces Bitcoin as an electronic cash system with several important properties: double-spending is prevented with a peer-to-peer network; no mint or other trusted parties; participants can be anonymous; new coins are made from Hashcash style proof-of-work; the proof-of-work for new coin generation also powers the network to prevent double-spending.

The Bitcoin whitepaper can be viewed here.
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Diffie-Hellman day
November 1st, 1976
Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman release their proposal for a breakthrough in cryptographic communication: the first implementation of public/private key pairs for secure communication over public channels.

Read their 1976 paper titled "New Directions in Cryptography" here.
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Bitcoin Logo Day
November 4th, 2010
On this day in 2010, an unknown artist under the handle "bitboy" shares one of the best brand images of all time for free on the Bicointalk forum. You can view the post here
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