Bitcoin 2024 Year in Review

Bitcoin 2024 Year in Review

THELOGICALINDIAN - The ambition of this commodity is to analysis Bitcoins advance as a accomplished and altercate key contest that happened in anniversary ages and attack to adumbrate what we can apprehend 2024 to be like application 2024 and 2024 as years of allegory This commodity will be burst bottomward into months accoutrement January allotment of December Bitcoins bazaar will be explained artlessly rather than thoroughly analyzed I achievement you adore this commodity as we analysis this actionpacked year for Bitcoin and attending into what the approaching ability yield

disclaimer: The columnist is absolutely invested in Bitcoin.

Before jumping into 2024, we will authorize some key facts which will be revisited at the cessation of the article, these statistics will be actual important for artful Bitcoin’s advance over 2024 from 2024 and be acclimated for authoritative accessible predictions for the advance we ability see in 2024.

2024 statistics (December 2024)


2024 statistics (December 2024)



Market: Peaking at $1012 during the month, Bitcoin’s amount acclimatized at $853 by the end of the month. Overstock’s advertisement of Bitcoin accepting acquired the amount to access afore acclimation and clearing bottomward at $853 by the end of the month. (Bitcoinist afresh interviewed Mr. Patrick Byrne click actuality to apprehend it.)

Major events: became the aboriginal above US based merchant to acquire Bitcoin payments. Overstock teamed up with Coinbase to accomplish it possible. Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock, told Telegraph the following:

At the time of the announcement, Overstock adapted all BTC affairs to Fiat bill but has back started captivation some of the Bitcoin from transactions. Overstock’s accommodation to acquire Bitcoin advance to added ample companies abutting the anarchy as well.

More Bitcoins were absent from the Silk Road server, accretion the absolute stash’s amount to over $130 actor at the time. “These bitcoins were absent not because they are bitcoins, but because they were as the cloister found, the gain of crimes,” US Attorney Preet Bahara told the press.

Vice administrator of the Bitcoin foundation, Charlie Shrem, was arrested for cabal to accomplish money bed-making and “knowingly contributing” to bearding biologic sales. The allege accuse Shrem and an abettor of “engaging in a arrangement to advertise over $1m in bitcoins to users of Silk Road”. The Bitcoin Foundation distanced themselves from Shrem admitting their acceptability was not tarnished. Following the arrest, Shrem accommodated from the Bitcoin foundation.

In accession to Overstock, Tigerdirect partnered with Bitpay to acquire Bitcoin payments. This affiliation apparent two above retailers accepting Bitcoin and helped added advance the clamminess of Bitcoin.

Gox February:

Market: Peaking at $848 during the month, Bitcoin’s amount acclimatized at $563 by the end of the month. Mt. Gox was the acumen for the abatement that agitated over into the advancing months.

0225_Bitcoin_Mt_Gox_630x420Major events: February was by far the best agitated ages of 2014 for Bitcoin. After the collapse of Mt.Gox and the accident of an estimated 744,000 Bitcoins admired at $400 million, Bitcoin’s approaching was heavily debated. Abounding bodies believed that the collapse of Gox would be the end of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. While Bitcoin connected on, the furnishings of Mt.Gox are still acquainted today. Gox continues to serve as a able admonition for Bitcoin users to responsibly abundance their money and not put as abundant assurance in third parties. Bitcoin gives individuals ascendancy of their money, and, unfortunately, things like Mt.Gox can happen. Though the aftereffect was adverse for abounding people, Bitcoin’s technology cannot be un-invented and persists through the decentralized network. Mt.Gox authentic the charge for top cleft aegis and the weeding out of ‘bad actors’ aural Bitcoin.

Prior to the complete collapse of Mt. Gox, the barter had been experiencing problems with transaction acquiescence due to programmer absurdity at the exchange. As it turns out, this was not the alone affair faced by Mt.Gox and poor administration and programming eventually led to the collapse of the above Magic the Gathering Online exchange.
(For added on Mt.gox apprehend our “Everything You Need To Know About Mt. Gox” report here.)


Market: Peaking at $690 during the month, Bitcoin’s amount acclimatized at $448 by the end of the month. The Amount connected to bead as the deathwatch of Mt Gox continued.

Major events: Flexcoin, the Canada-based Bitcoin bank, bankrupt afterwards accident $600,000 in a hacker attack. An antagonist blanket the absolute capacity of their hot wallet which independent over 800 Bitcoins. Flexcoin branded itself as the aboriginal Bitcoin bank, acceptance users to accelerate funds to one addition instantly and after transaction fees. This annexation followed Mt Gox.

Bitcoin 2.0  became afterpiece to acceptable a reality. Companies like Ripple Labs and Bitshares accomplished that there is abundant abeyant to aggrandize the Blockchain above aloof autumn transactions. Bodies began to apprehend that this technology could change the way e-commerce and m-commerce are done, as able-bodied as how bodies accord with one another. These companies began developing their technology that could be acclimated for voting pools, conception of contracts, coins, etc. The abeyant of Bitcoin 2.0 was absolutely realized.

The IRS disqualified Bitcoin as acreage rather than currency; this move affronted abounding people. The IRS will amusement Bitcoin in the aforementioned way it does stocks and bargain transactions. By declaring Bitcoin as property, Bitcoin investors faced new liabilities that they didn’t accept to anguish about before. The abounding furnishings of this cardinal will be acquainted this tax season.

Newsweek infamously confronted Dorian S. Nakamoto and wrote an commodity that accused him of actuality the architect of Bitcoin and appear area he lived, putting him and his ancestors at risk. His name has faculty been cleared, and abounding associates of the Bitcoin association accomplished out to advice him out as he approved to balance from the accent of the events.


Market: Peaking at $535 during the month, Bitcoin’s amount acclimatized at $446 by the end of the month. Rumors in China led to added amount drops

Major events: This was the ages of rumors. After China had declared that Bitcoin was not a currency, rumors emerged that China’s Central Bank would acquaint banks to stop ambidextrous with Bitcoin exchanges, consistent in a ample bazaar crash. At the time, China controlled over 50% of the market, and the rumors acquired boundless agitation and added amount drops.

Bloomberg absitively to add Bitcoin to their website and acquiesce bodies to appearance bazaar advice and price. This move added some believability for Bitcoin in the eyes of the public.


Market: Peaking at $629 during the month, Bitcoin’s amount acclimatized at $629 by the end of the month.bitcoin_pizza_bitcoinist

Major events: The PBOC refuted rumors that they were activity to acquaint banks to abdicate ambidextrous with Bitcoin exchanges. Though this helped, the rumors connected to advance and account abhorrence in investors.

It was apparent that two trading bots, Willy, and Markus, pushed prices up to $1,000 afore the balloon access afterwards Mt. Gox’s collapse in February. These bots operated on the barter above-mentioned to the collapse and contributed to the aciculate bazaar drops.

Bitcoin acclaimed addition Bitcoin pizza day. The aboriginal transaction with Bitcoin in barter for appurtenances was believed to accept been fabricated by a Florida man called Laszlo Hanyecz, who absorb 10,000 for two ample pizzas from Papa Johns. Today, those two pizzas are account about 5 actor dollars. Bitcoiners all over the apple acclaimed (including me) by acclimation pizzas with Bitcoins.


Market: Peaking at $665 during the month, Bitcoin’s amount acclimatized at $635 by the end of the month.

Major events: Expedia appear that they would acquire Bitcoin payments. This accident was accustomed by the Bitcoin association which had accomplished a actual agitated accomplished few months.

Canada active their aboriginal bill acclimation Bitcoin. Discreetly called (“Bill C-31”), this adjustment prevents exchanges from cyberbanking if they are unregistered, as able-bodied as works to action added money bed-making techniques.

Google Finance launched a Bitcoin amount tracker.

US Marshalls auctioned 30,000 Bitcoins to Tim Draper, a adventure capitalist.

June was almost chargeless of any abrogating events.


Market: Peaking at $650 during the month, Bitcoin’s amount acclimatized at $584 by the end of the month.

neweggMajor events: Newegg appear that they would be accepting Bitcoin. Newegg joins abounding added retailers that acquire Bitcoin.

New Ransomware was deployed by hackers in an attack to abduct Bitcoins from accepted Bitcoin users.


Market: Peaking at $584 during the month, Bitcoin’s amount acclimatized at $474 by the end of the month.

Major events: A hacker was able to booty almost $83,000 account of Bitcoin by hacking into ISPs over the advance of 4 months. This affectionate of advance will be adamantine to do in the future.

The Consumer Protection Agency issued a admonishing about Bitcoin and the use of basic currencies. This address damaged Bitcoin and acquired some of the bazaar drops.


Market: Peaking at $480 during the month, Bitcoin’s amount acclimatized at $381 by the end of the month.

Major events: Paypal and Braintree appear that they would activate to accommodate Bitcoin into Paypal. The companies started alive on means to accommodate the agenda bill into acquittal processing platforms and aim to accomplish it easier for merchants to acquire Bitcoin payments.

bflBitcoin mining aggregation Butterfly labs was shut bottomward by the FTC for scamming barter and declining to bear promised accouterments on time or alike carrying it at all. Abounding barter did not accept their accouterments and abounding added accustomed accouterments that was ailing fabricated and did not accommodated the promised specifications.
(Read the abounding adventure on Butterfly labs shut bottomward here!)


Market: Peaking at $440 during the month, Bitcoin’s amount acclimatized at $330 by the end of the month.

Major events: Bitcoin’s amount accomplished actual low lows this month. As amount started dropping, bodies connected to agitation advertise consistent in a final amount of $330 by the end of the month. Short appellation wise, the amount drops were from abstract trading, admitting this trend did not explain continued appellation decline.

Bill Gates, in an account with Bloomberg, declared that Bitcoin was “Better than currency” and. “Bitcoin is bigger than bill in that you don’t accept to be physically in the aforementioned abode and, of course, for ample transactions, bill can get appealing inconvenient.” Having been almost quiet before, this was Bill Gate’s aboriginal big account on his thoughts on Bitcoin.


Market: Peaking at $453 during the month, Bitcoin’s amount acclimatized at $379 of the month.

Major events: A man anchored NFC chips into his easily that to abundance abridged Bitcoin clandestine keys. This is the aboriginal Bitcoin accompanying implant anytime performed. The two chips accept the anamnesis agnate of 888 Bytes or 26 abridged clandestine keys.

Tim Draper planned to bid already afresh in the December auctions. Draper has acclimated the Bitcoins to accomplish investments in start-up companies ambidextrous in Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Black Friday was a huge success and resulted in almanac sales for Bitcoin purchases.


Market: Bitcoin’s amount is $375 at the time of writing.

microsoft_black_11Major events: Microsoft now accepts Bitcoin for agenda agreeable and games. Microsoft is the world’s additional better aggregation and is the better aggregation to acquire Bitcoin. Microsoft has partnered with BitPay to accomplish this possible. In the future, it will be acceptable that barter will be able to pay for added appurtenances and casework with Bitcoin added than aloof amateur and agenda content.

Growth in 2024 compared to 2024

Shifting trends in 2024

Mining is alive added appear billow mining affairs from concrete hardware. Abounding companies in 2024 bootless to bear accouterments on time, causing profits for miners to abatement daily. In the end, these companies were aircraft out poor affection accouterments aloof to get them to customers, consistent in absurd ROI’s and poor chump relations. Abounding billow mining companies accept been congenital this year that action mining affairs for any budget. While some of these accept angry out to be scams, abounding accept been benign to customers, acceptance anyone to get into cryptocurrency mining. As always, be accurate with any advance and consistently do your analysis afore investing.

The cardinal of hosted wallets is accretion added rapidly than the cardinal of desktop wallets, this is due to the 5-9 day download time and massive bandwidth that downloading the Bitcoin blockchain requires.
Transactions are accretion ages by ages while aggregate is still down. As amount is lower, bodies will be beneath acceptable to absorb their Bitcoin and instead display accession behavior. In a contempo address by, 70% of all Bitcoins accept been brackish for months now.

Bitcoin 2.0 technology is abutting to actuality accessible for launch; abounding developers are alive on amalgam acid bend platforms with astonishing capabilities actual shortly, we should see some alpha to appear up in 2024.

End of 2024 predictions

Excluding the factors of absolute and abrogating contest that will absolutely appear over the advance of 2024, we can adumbrate advance based on the accomplished two years of data. While this abstracts set is far from exact, we can adumbrate accepted trends in advance for assorted categories. I will not brainstorm on Bitcoin’s amount added than the actuality that until all of the Silk Road Bitcoins accept been sold, ample investors will abide to abstain purchasing Bitcoins on the accessible market, appropriately consistent in college advertise pressure. As Bitcoin continues to evolve, the amount in which Bitcoin grows may change drastically. We will acceptable see abounding Bitcoin 2.0 applications implemented in 2024 which could aftereffect in faster boilerplate adoption. Bitcoin’s axiological technology, the blockchain, has abounding beginning abeyant uses which Bitcoin 2.0 platforms will seek to booty advantage of. For example, the blockchain could be acclimated to abundance any document, including loans, contracts, property, etc. By autumn a certificate on the blockchain, it becomes permanent, with neither affair accepting the adeptness to adapt it. Certificate accumulator is one of the abounding approaching uses of the blockchain that we will see actuality implemented soon. With this advice in apperception and the abstracts calm from antecedent years, we can use the afterward as a arrangement for the advance of Bitcoin over 2024:

Note: this abstracts is created application trends from antecedent years. This abstracts does not annual for any acceptable or bad account that will appear in 2024 and is by no agency 100% accurate.


With Bitcoin’s massive advance in 2024 compared to 2024, we can apprehend abundant things in 2024. While I do not brainstorm on amount in 2024, already the bargain of all of the Silk Road Bitcoins has completed, ample investors will already afresh charge to acquirement Bitcoins on the accessible market, appropriately abbreviation the aerial advertise burden we are currently experiencing. Circadian transaction aggregate is carefully accompanying to Bitcoin’s price, and while aggregate is bottomward in 2024 from 2024, the cardinal of circadian affairs has added significantly, acceptation added bodies are accepting into Bitcoin. Because of the aerial divisibility, Bitcoin can be acclimated for micro-transactions. This is how affairs accept gone up while aggregate has gone down. Bitcoin 2.0 technology will acceptable acceleration up boilerplate acceptance already it has been integrated, arch the way for new decentralized P2P platforms. The mining accoutrements chase continues to disentangle as companies abide to advance ASIC architecture and actualize better, cheaper miners. With finFET 3d press technology, manufacturers will be able to accommodate 16nm chips that exponentially beat 20nm chips in agreement of computational ability and electrical efficiency. 2024 has been a cogent year in agreement of Bitcoin’s growth. While there accept been abounding abrogating contest which accept acquired cogent amount drops, the acceptance amount and acceptance of the technology continues to access drastically. Bitcoin’s amount technology will advance the way for new applications that do things not accessible after it.

Thank you for account this article. I achievement you accept enjoyed the 2024 Bitcoin Year in Review. While there accept been abounding abrogating events, there accept additionally been several abundant ones. Bitcoin continues to abound and access the world. The advocate technology changes the way money can be acclimated and empowers individuals to be in ascendancy of their own money. I ambition you all a admirable anniversary division and attending advanced to all of the adventures to be had in 2024 as we abide to embrace this growing movement.

Let us apperceive how you saw Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies accomplishing in 2024 and area you anticipate they will go in 2024.

Photo sources:

2: Kiyoshi Ota
3: Newegg
4: Bitcoinist
5: Google
6: Microsoft