Bitcoin Firsts

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First examples of bitcoins being accepted for various goods and services and other notable first occurances. See discussion for more regarding what is suitable here.

 Event Date  Link Notes
2009-01-12 Block 170 First bitcoin transaction on the network. From Satoshi to Hal Finney[1].
2010-05-17 Pizza First recorded purchase of a good (pizza). Cost 10,000 BTC.
2011-03-21 Road trip Plato travels using only Bitcoin to survive.
2011-01-06 Mobile marketing gig Guy pays random guy for work performed (holding a sign on a busy intersection).
2011-05-09 Bitbills Physical incarnation of bitcoins.
2011-05-12 Room for rent
2011-05-17 Tipped a stripper Bitcoins
2011-05-27 Buying aircraft for BTC
2011-06-01 SF Chiropractor accepts BTC for office visits
2011-06-04 Beach Condo and House Offered within hours of each other.
2011-10-30 Mining at 18,000 feet Guy mines Bitcoin on an in-flight airplane using wifi. Unknown if any Bitcoins were actually created in flight.
2011-12-19 CBS' "THE GOOD WIFE" episode TV story based on Bitcoin
2012-02-16 Auto title loan for bitcoins requested
2012-03-24 Property management accept bitcons for rent Over 100 commercial and residential properties
2012-03-27 Coineer - The Bitcoin Magazine available in print The World's first printed Bitcoin magazine is announced and then followed by photos
2012-03-28 Amateur Adult Entertainers use Bitcoin for tips
2012-03-29 Bitcoin-only Credit Default Swap (CDS)
2012-04-19 US Based exchange gets Federally licensed as a MSB source
2012-04-20 gets licensed as a MSB
2012-04-25 Music album sold for bitcoins exclusively Before sold on iTunes
2012-04-26 WebCam site to accept Bitcoins Bitcoins accepted as an alternative payment. Entertainer payouts are not in Bitcoin.
2012-04-29 Bitcoin only live webcam site Bitcoin tips go directly to entertainers. Site operates on tips. Only accepts bitcoin.
2012-05-01 Bitcoin Magazine Press release as first issue goes to print
2012-05-01 Race horse named after Satoshi
2012-05-09 Discussion of Leaked FBI Report on Bitcoin- April 2012 Formal risk assessment by a government agency.
2012-05-09 Sold San Francisco Bridge Another traditional first for a new currency. (likely not authentic)
2012-05-18 Bitcoin taught in a public school 4th grade class
2012-06-06 Bitcoin donations contribute to successful anti-corrupt local government political campaign. Travis Kiger, running against a Fullerton City counsel that turned a blind eye to the death of Kelly Thomas at the hands of their local police department, promoted the use of Bitcoin to fund his campaign and won the councel seat for his district.
2012-07-23 Automaker offers their vehicle for Bitcoin WikiSpeed is a Seattle based corporation that manufactures open source modular cars that get 100 MPG and accept Bitcoin as payment.
2012-08-06 Bitcoin lawsuit Brian Cartmell filed a lawsuit against Bitcoinica, a former Bitcoin marging trading platform that got hacked and haven't returned customers' funds.
2012-08-24 Private medical practice accepts Bitcoin Dentist in Finland.
2012-09-14 First warrant to seize Bitcoin U.S. Secret Service seizing Michael M. Brown's bitcoins in the Romney Taxes For Ransom case.
2012-09-26 Taxi service accepts Bitcoin Herefordshire, UK.
2012-11-09 First Bitcoin Friday First organized promotion involving over sixty Bitcoin merchants.

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