The Bitcoin Origins (8) - 2016
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The Bitcoin Origins (8) - 2016


Other parts of series:
The Bitcoin Origins (0) - Pre-bitcoin
The Bitcoin Origins (1) - The beginning to 2009
The Bitcoin Origins (2) - 2010
The Bitcoin Origins (3) - 2011
The Bitcoin Origins (4) - 2012
The Bitcoin Origins (5) - 2013
The Bitcoin Origins (6) - 2014
The Bitcoin Origins (7) - 2015
The Bitcoin Origins (8) - 2016
The Bitcoin Origins (9) - 2017
The Bitcoin Origins (10) - 2018
The Bitcoin Origins (11) - 2019
The Bitcoin Origins (12) - 2020

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2016-01-14
Lightning network white paper
Lightning network white paper
Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja proposed off-chain solution to scale bitcoin with series of bidirectional micropayment channels.
https://lightning.network/lightning-network-paper.pdf

2016-04-26
Transaction 0.0001 BTC with fee 291.2409 BTC
Someone by mistake sent 0.0001 BTC with transaction fee 291.2409 BTC.
https://sochain.com/tx/BTC/cc455ae816e6cdafdb58d54e35d4f46d860047458eacf1c7405dc634631c570d

2016-07-09
Second bitcoin halving (25 to 12,5 BTC)
Second bitcoin halving occured in block 420,000. The block reward dropped from 25 BTC to 12,5 BTC.

2016-08-02
Bitfinex hack
Stolen 119,756 BTC.
https://www.coindesk.com/bitfinex-bitcoin-hack-know-dont-know

2016-09-15
Elizabeth Stark - What is the Lightning Network and how can it help Bitcoin scale?
https://coincenter.org/entry/what-is-the-lightning-network

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