We begin, of course, at the beginning.
It didn't take Hal long to determine that Bitcoin's privacy was far from perfect.
Don't you wish you had picked up some of those free bitcoins from Gavin Andresen's faucet?
At one point, the Wikipedia entry for Bitcoin was deleted because it was not considered noteworthy enough.
Creation of the first mining pool
50,000 BTC for an ounce of gold; oh my!
Bitcoin hits parity with the US Dollar.
Mark Karpeles buys MTGOX from Jed McCaleb. Unfortunately the original tweet from @mtgox has since been deleted.
Don't laugh at Greg; 400% profit ain't bad.
Wikileaks ended up collecting over 4,000 BTC at this address.
Oddly enough, a week later the EFF stopped accepting BTC... for a while.
Mike Caldwell begins minting physical Casascius coins
Bad News Begins!
Bitcointalk user "Allinvain" has 25,000 BTC stolen
First bitcoin malware
The MtGox database was compromised and the user table was leaked, containing details of 60,000 usernames, email addresses and password hashes, some of which were overly simple to brute force passwords. Someone was able to access an admin account at MtGox and issue sell orders for hundreds of thousands of fake bitcoins, forcing the MtGox price down from $17.51 per bitcoin to $0.01.
MtGox announced that these trades would be reversed. Trading was halted at MtGox for 7 days (and also briefly at TradeHill and Britcoin while their security was reviewed).
Some of the users on the leaked MtGox database had used the same username at MyBitcoin and had their passwords hacked. About 600 of them had their balance stolen from their MyBitcoin accounts. One user lost over 2000 BTC.
Room77, a bar in Berlin, becomes the first brick & mortar business to accept BTC
P2Pool mines its first block.
Several months later, the Bitcoin forum was hacked.
The first Bitcoin conference
Bitcoin's first bubble pops as the exchange rate crashes from $33 to $3.
First European Bitcoin conference
First phishing scams?
Tradehill shuts down - it was the 2nd largest exchange, after MTGOX.
Largest theft of bitcoin to date (near 50,000 BTC) after security breach at web host Linode.
Satoshi dice, a simple gambling platform, becomes responsible for over half the daily transaction volume on the blockchain.
The Bitcoin Foundation is formed
Bitcoin ATMs Begin
The first officially operational ATM went live in November 2013
Accidental Hard Fork
A database compatibility issue caused an accidental hard fork of the blockchain which required manual coordination by developers and miners to reorganize the chain and bring everyone back into consensus.
Early Adopter Regrets Begin
HI MOM SEND BITCOIN
Tor On Board
The exchange rate had crashed from $1,100 to $700 :-)
Not For Long...
After seizing Silk Road, they ended up auctioning off the coins for cheap!
Krugman's Infamous Op-ed
Bitcoin Development Grows
Overstock Accepts Bitcoin
Apple Bans Bitcoin App
Apple ended up reinstating the app several months later.
Bitcoin Approved for US Political Donations
Slaying the BearWhale
Someone put $9M worth of BTC up for sale and was keeping the price suppressed at $300. This user came forward several years later to explain their reasoning.
Probably the biggest PR sponsorship ever.
Coinbase Pro Opens
First Popular Documentary
This spawned the "unfairly cheap" meme
The scaling debate had no clear lines; it pitted brother against brother, and employee against employer, CEO against CTO! Fun times...
Bitcoin Sign Guy
Narrator: he didn't.
BTCPay Server is Born
SegWit2x / UASF
SegWit2X client had an off-by-one bug that caused the fork to fail
CFTC Chairman Approves
SEC Commissioner Dissents
The Lightning Torch
Originally dubbed the "Lightning Trust Chain," anonymous Bitcoiner "Hodlonaut" kicked off a test of the Lightning Network that gained a lot of attention.
We Are All Hodlonaut
First time a POTUS tweets about Bitcoin
What is Bitcoin?
Lightning Network takes off
We Don't Need Internet Where We're Going
Bitcoin hashtag added to twitter
Money printer goes brrrr
The Third Halving
In late 2022 a bitcoin developer was playing around with pushing the limits of tapscript and unintentionally triggered a validation failure in the btcd library that caused lnd lightning nodes to stop syncing with the blockchain.
The Story Continues...
This list is far from complete and will need to be updated as new iconic moments occur. Please contact me if you come across any tweets you believe are worthy of being added!