Blackcoin Development Timeline

Blackcoin Official Timeline

2014-02-12 00:00:00

Blackcoin Development Begins

2014-02-21 00:00:00

Blackcoin v1.0.0

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2014-02-24 00:00:00

Blackcoin Public Release

Initial public release on Bitcoin Talk forums and Proof of Work stage starts.

2014-02-25 00:00:00

Blackcoin v1.0.1

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2014-03-01 00:00:00

Blackcoin v1.0.2

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2014-03-01 12:00:00

Blackcoin v1.0.2.1

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2014-03-02 00:00:00

End of mining period.

After a fast and fair Proof of Work mining phase, during which a capped total of 75 million coins are mined, Blackcoin switches to the pure Proof of Stake model, the first time this had ever been tried. The switch completes without a hitch.

2014-03-11 00:00:00

Blackcoin v1.0.3

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2014-03-22 00:00:00

Blackcoin Pool Released

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2014-03-23 00:00:00

Blackcoin v1.0.4

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2014-03-24 00:00:00

Blackcoin v1.0.5

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2014-04-09 00:00:00

Blackcoin v1.0.5.1

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2014-04-14 00:00:00

Highest recorded Blackcoin value, $0.29 per coin and $21,890,000 in market capitalisation.

According to Bitinfocharts.com.

2014-04-21 00:00:00

Blackcoin v1.0.6

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2014-04-22 00:00:00

"Blackcoin supports Dogecoin, second coin to ever support a conference." - Follow the Coin

"As a way of saying thank you to the Dogecoin community a completely different and younger digital currency started only 2 months ago, Blackcoin, has decided to support DOGECON SF, the first ever Dogecoin conference."

2014-04-27 00:00:00

"Blackcoin’s Multipool Changed Crypto Markets "

"If you’re new to trading cryptocurrency or just got back from a long vacation you may not be familiar with what a multipool is. Blackcoin, which just had one of the most successful runs in cryptocurrency history, owes a large part of its success to the invention of the multipool. Imagine you’re a miner. You really want a certain coin because you believe in its future. You might be able to mine it initially but if it’s not profitable (degree of difficulty, your rig specs, cost of electricity) then you’re better off mining a different coin, selling it for BTC, and buying the coin you wanted all along. With over 200 coins out there it becomes a hassle always mine the most profitable one. The solo miner needs to set up accounts for each coin, constantly monitor which is the most profitable, and then manually change what they’re mining. That’s where a multipool comes in — the miner donates his/her KHASH to the group and gets paid out in the coin he/she wanted all along. The multipool which will check sites CoinWarz and CoinChoose to automatically select the most profitable coin and the group will mine the same one together. With more miners working together there is a great chance of finding a block and getting paid out even more."

2014-05-04 00:00:00

"Blackcoin Foundation starts fundraising to hire PR agency" - Forex Minute

"The foundation’s ambitious project is now hinting a further boost as they are planning to hire a professional PR firm to take care of their promotional activities. By far, The BlackCoin Foundation are the only creators that have openly committed to show interest towards following such an approach for reaching potential users and investors. The foundation has accepted to have been in talks with a renowned PR firm, whose name they have avoided announcing for now. Tailing its own statement further, the foundation has launched a fundraiser with an aim to raise around $30,000 to cover the marketing expenditures."

2014-05-09 00:00:00

Blackcoin Foundation Formed

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2014-05-11 00:00:00

Blackcoin Multipool v2.0

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2014-05-17 00:00:00

First paid job accepted in Blackcoin

"I have accepted a days labour tomorrow which will be paid in Blackcoin. The client has agreed to buy the bc using bittylicious and send it to my wallet on completion of the work. So £80 for a days work at the current exchange rate should bag me roughly 1671.2 bc."

2014-05-19 00:00:00

Max Borges Agency starts PR campaign

"Max Borges Agency, a top tech PR firm in North America, announced today that it received BlackCoin digital currency as a part of its client retainer from BlackCoin. With this move, Max Borges Agency becomes the first company in the public relations industry to join the BlackCoin ecosystem."

2014-05-23 00:00:00

BlackHalo and NightTrader announced

"Note to rat4: I will send you the source code in python. I want to make your coin the best coin. ... Say hello to BitHalo and BlackHalo!"

2014-05-26 00:00:00

Project "BlackBean" begins

"So I ordered a BitSwitch from Bitcoin Kinetics for "Project BlackBean". I have done a bit of research into the device and the possibilities are going to be endless. Once I work it all out and its talking to the block chain its on like Donkey Kong. I'll be having it turn my lights on and off, flushing the toilet and changing TV channels for bc payments in no time. :) Once I have got my head around it and had a little fun I'll work towards getting my hands on a coffee vending machine to hack. I am not going to lie, I am a little bit excited. :):):)"

2014-05-26 00:00:00

Xian's (drunkonsound) Introduction

"My name is Xian (drunkonsound), I'm a software developer who typically specializes in devops, system administration and network security. I also have experience managing software projects and organizing teams to develop software. I propose we ignore trying to find ways to hype Blackcoin and instead build vital services that will make our coin usable for mass adoption. I have a lot of blackcoin projects I'm participating in and a lot of developers who I work with and a lot of projects I do on my own. I simply do not have enough time to complete them all."

2014-05-29 00:00:00

BlackHalo whitepaper released

"According to the Bitcoin wiki page for smart contracts [3], there are some drawbacks to the current protocol. Weaknesses with transaction replacement can jeopardize commitment schemes. Some of the proposals discussed such as ”Secure multiparty computations on Bitcoin” [4] or atomic trading [9] suffer from a set of weaknesses which has prevented the early arrival of Bitcoin 2.0. First, transaction replacement has been disabled in the Bitcoin protocol. Second, transaction malleability can completely interfere with ”future” transactions by mutating the transaction id (txid)."

2014-06-01 00:00:00

Added to CoinKite

After initial private and community investment, Blackcoin secured all funds necessary to be add to point of sale legend CoinKite.

2014-06-01 00:00:00

BlackHalo Development Begins

Verified with David Zimbeck via Skype.

2014-06-02 00:00:00

CitiBank considers Blackcoin "Significant"

"The financial institution also suggested that other digital currencies, such as litecoin, dogecoin and blackcoin, in particular, could also gain more market share, calling transactions in those altcoins "significant"". - CoinDesk

2014-06-05 00:00:00

"BitBeat: Blackcoin Tries to Stake Its Proof as Legit Bitcoin Alternative" - Wall Street Journal

"- Blackcoin would like you to know that they’re out there, too. The altcoin has been climbing the market-cap leaderboard, recently cracking the top 10. Launched in February by a Russian developer, who goes by the handle “rat4,” its market cap currently is $13.5 million. It also was added this week to CoinKite, a cryptocurrency exchange, joining larger peers bitcoin and litecoin."

2014-06-06 00:00:00

Blackcoin v1.0.7

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2014-06-14 00:00:00

Community Meetup Hackney, UK

"I have contacted The Pembury Tavern about us taking over their pub in Hackney (London) for a joint BlackCoin/Coinkite meet up and they have said they like the idea." - ecochav

2014-06-20 00:00:00

NiteTrader Development Begins

Verified with David Zimbeck via Skype.

2014-06-23 00:00:00

Highest recorded amount of Blackcoin Nodes 2,500

According to bitinfocharts.com

2014-06-25 00:00:00

janko33's "Poor Joe" Unofficial Android Wallet

"This is my alpha release of schildbach's android wallet fork for blackcoin. I know we have android wallet, but competition is good. I've added download dialog so you can synchronize fast. You have to have MEGA installed for android, because everything is hosted on MEGA (Poor Joe doesn't have no money only debt..)"

2014-06-30 00:00:00

"Blackcoin Announces 'Proof-of-Stake Protocol v2'"

"The Blackcoin Developers have announced that their coin is adopting what they are calling proof-of-stake protocol v2 in response to concerns from critics that say Proof-of-stake coins aren't secure."

2014-07-02 00:00:00

Blackcoin v1.1.0

Proof of Stake 2.0 introduced to be automatically hard forked at block 319000.

2014-07-02 00:00:00

"We don't need hype, we need innovation" - drunkonsound

"I propose we ignore trying to find ways to hype Blackcoin and instead build vital services that will make our coin usable for mass adoption."

2014-07-04 00:00:00

BlackHalo public beta released

"Time to celebrate our independence from third parties! Have a wonderful independence day, place bets on world cup, buy coins, hire employees have fun. But keep it small for now get used to the client. Please email the bitcointalk email for any requests etc. If you guys need help please go to one of the irc floors in the client and somebody should be there to help you."

2014-07-04 00:00:00

"BlackHalo Released, Ushers In Cryptocurrency 2.0"

"Their long awaited BlackHalo project has been released in a public beta. A few of the features are still in development, including the inclusion of BTC, but what is here is already significant. Multisig wallets, smart contracts, escrow, two factor authentication, a secure messaging client that works with gmail, joint accounts and a built in peer-to-peer (p2p) system exchange that will eventually become a decentralized exchange. The smart contracts, I'm told, are very versatile and use an innovative double deposit system that encourages both parties to work out their differences and get the project done. Each party in a contract can put down not only their money, but a deposit. If the parties agree that the contract was completed, the deposits are returned and the money is transferred. If both parties agree to cancel a contract then the money, including the deposits, are returned to their original owners. However, if neither party can agree on the status of a contract and it times out, then the contract's value is returned but the deposits are lost forever."

2014-07-05 00:00:00

Blackcoin v1.1.0.1

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2014-07-05 00:00:00

Blackwave Lab's Onyx and BlackNode announcements

Onyx is an enterprise-grade online payment gateway for businesses to easily integrate Blackcoin payments into their current platforms. Onyx will provide a powerful API along with open source plugins to easily accept Blackcoins anywhere. Onyx is nearly finished and we will begin our open beta soon.

2014-07-10 00:00:00

"The Race 'To the Moon': Blackcoin and NXT Compete For Crypto 2.0 Crown"

"NXT and Blackcoin are rushing us into the cryptocurrency 2.0 future faster than anyone expected. But which one will get us there first?"

2014-07-15 00:00:00

Project "Blackmoon"

"I have been in talks with an exciting new project called Pocket Spacecraft who are going to be sending CD sized probes to the moon with sensors, solar cells and tracking hardware. The craft will be track-able using Android and iPhones."

2014-07-23 00:00:00

"Blackcoin Launches BLKfeed and BlackCoinTalk.org"

"The fact is that sometimes decentralization is simply a hassle, especially if you are looking to stay up to date on a particular altcoin, having to sift through all the news, updates and releases. Even some websites dedicated to specific currencies are in desperate need of an overhaul. Blackcoin however has decided to solve this problem by creating BLKfeed. While a few coins have decent forums, there are few that actually offer real time news related specifically to their coin. When you log into the website you will see “news tiles” on the left hand side of your screen. These panels are updated in real time and display everything Blackcoin. The top of the page is lined with real time price widgets that give you the up-to-the-minute price of Blackcoin on both MintPal and Cryptsy and finally the 24 hour volume for Blackcoin. There are also plans to launch another section in the next few days that will give a general overview of merchants and services that accept Blackcoin for payments. Advantages include: Live Updating Price Widgets. The current widgets only support exchanges that accept Blackcoin. Future updates will however be configurable, allowing the user to select their favorite exchange, as long as they have the appropriate API. Blackcoin Merchant Listing, which will be added soon, will be an informative look at various merchants that accept Blackcoin. The list includes exchanges, shops, services and other businesses and links directly to the business are provided. Up to Date news panels are very good at keeping users informed of everything that his happening with Blackcoin without having to surf cryptocurrency news sites and Twitter. This is a truly one stop website. IRC Chat is vital if you expect to develop a thriving cryptocurrency community and this chat is perfect for the venue. BC forums (blakcointalk.org) are a great counter to Bitcointalk and complement the chat feature quite well. Reddit/Twitter Integration is important because reddit and Twitter are essential communication tools in the cryptocurrency community. The Projects Page keeps users up to date on updates and new projects currently in development. Users can find out about both current and completed projects and there is a gauge to see the projects progress. Developers stress that this is merely version 1.0 and that many additions and improvements are on the way. They also encourage users to quickly report any bugs that they may spot when using the website."

2014-07-25 00:00:00

"Bittrex 'Seriously Considering' Dropping LTC Markets For BlackCoin"

"Reportedly, the BlackCoin developers had approached Bittrex with the possibility of an additional BlackCoin based market, but it was Bittrex's idea to drop its Litecoin market in favor of BlackCoin. We have also been told that BlackCoin is dedicated to proving it has the liquidity, and has some large holders of BlackCoin ready to drop their coins onto the Bittrex market in order to help improve the liquidity."

2014-08-03 00:00:00

PoS 2.0 Switch

At block 319000 BlackCoin forked to the Proof-Of-Stake 2.0 protocol which improves blockchain security and makes BlackCoin one of the safest PoS solution to exist.

2014-08-06 00:00:00

"Jabulon Revelations and Why I Buy"

"BlackCoin has been a sleeping giant lately, but a very busy one. And all the while, he has quietly continued to grow, to truly outrageous proportions. Soon he will emerge from his hideaway cave in Crypto Mountain, and unleash the biggest, best, and most bad-ass crypto-glory of anything you have ever seen."

2014-08-15 00:00:00

BlackHalo's David Zimbeck goes to Cryptolina 2014

"Go to their site to see more information: Cryptolina.com. They have offered us a STEEP discount on the booth and tickets. I cant say how steep, they ask me to keep that to myself. But yes. The organizer Dan Spuller really wants BlackCoin to be there. Lots of southern businesses and universities will be in attendance and the lineup of speakers and sponsors is great. Just wanted the community to be aware of this. The conference is in mid august in Raleigh NC. Close by me if the community decides to make an effort to go Just putting this info out there as we begin to invade Chicago. This is important that we stay in top of networking and making connections. And, I'm from Augusta, Georgia. If need be I will turn on my southern charm and shakes lots of hands till I'm blue in the face. I can also discuss golf and nascar if need be. Thts all for now. Leave your comments below! Twitter is @Cryptolina I believe. Follow them! Tweet about it if you want :) McKie"

2014-08-19 00:00:00

Blackcoin v1.1.1 - QT GUI update

BlackCoin releases a new 'BlackCoin' styled wallet UI -- with switchable themes. The wallet was designed and implemented with the help of WulfCastle, Rat4 and Steven McKie

2014-08-19 00:00:00

"Blackcoin First PoS Coin on Genesis 1 ATM"

"Genesis ATM quietly made the announcement on Twitter by posting pictures of receipts from the first Blackcoin transaction to go through a Genesis 1 ATM."

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