Take a Trip Down Memory Lane
A list of all important events in the Pirate history.
A question gets asked in the #ask-jl777 channel in the Komodo Discord, which started the discussion.
The chain gets launched later that day.
The very first mined block.
Grewalsatinder suggests the name "PIRATE".
First ever user initiated transaction on the Pirate blockchain.
Komodo dedicates a special channel named #pirate to the Pirate community in their official Discord server.
Bitcointalk announcement thread gets published by grewalsatinder.
Grewalsatinder and SHossain perform the first OTC transaction. SHossain sells 40k ARRR for 50 KMD to grewalsatinder.
The domain name pirate.black gets bought by grewalsatinder, which is still the main domain to this day.
Webworker01 creates the first public Pirate mining pool (piratepool.io).
Since grewalsatinder was on holiday, he did not update the Bitcointalk forum thread with all the new updates and happenings on PIRATE project. This led to some arguments and people wanting to restart the chain. To that point, many community members had already been mining PIRATE for about a week, hence why jl777 proposed a giveaway of 250,000 PIRATE, which totaled to around 10% total circulating supply at that date/time.
Since a hardfork was planned for Pirate (Read dPoW), jl777 also suggested changes to increase the block reward halving time for miners, which would incentivize more miners to join the PIRATE blockchain network securing it with more block mining hash rate and also a change in supply to 200 million.
SHossain announces that "Notarization of private chain worked!", which was previously not the case (The tests were done on a seperate chain with the same params as Pirate called TXSCLPRT). The chain forks the next day and dPoW gets integrated. On top of that, the halving time increased by 5 and this change increased the total supply amount of the PIRATE blockchain to approximately 200 million.
The community members managed this PIRATE Giveaway process and grewalsatinder freely gave 250,000 PIRATE to 29 people on 25th September 2018 who provided their z addresses, each getting 8333.33333333 PIRATE tokens (Related to the events that took place on the 4th of September).
jl777c proposes the ticker symbol "ARRR", which sticks and is now used as an official ticker.
Pirate joins Twitter and tweets its first ever tweet.
/r/PirateChain subreddit is created on Reddit.
The logo contest winners are announced and Pirate gets its first official batch of logos.
Discord tip bot is released and FishyGuts tries to execute the command "!arrrtip squall 500", which breaks the bot.
DigitalPrice.io lists Pirate to become the very first exchange that supports z-address deposits and withdrawals.
Delta adds Pirate to its portfolio tracking.
Blockfolio adds Pirate to its portfolio tracking.
The official Pirate Discord is created.
CoinPaprika lists Pirate and becomes the first coin tracking website to list ARRR.
The very first roadmap gets released.
The first version of the Whitepaper aka. The Pirate Code is released.
Sapling gets activated at block 152795. Users have till February 15th 2019 to migrate their funds.
First ever Pirate z-commerce transaction takes place after PirateChainCoins (Rebranding later to PhysicalCryptoCoins.com) accepts Pirate Chain as a form of payment.
CryptoBridge lists Pirate and becomes the 2nd ever exchange to list z-addresses.
CoinGecko lists Pirate (ARRR).
Pirate becomes the "first sapling only integration in crypto" (FishyGuts). Fund Migration ends.
Pirate gets listed on WhatToMine, which marks the instance of the first fully private mineable coin to be listed on WhatToMine.
Citex and Escodex list Pirate to become the 3rd and 4th exchanges with z-address support.
Graviex lists Pirate to become the 5th exchange with z-address support.
Coinmarketcap lists Pirate (ARRR).
Pirate exceeds $100.000 daily volume.
TradeOgre lists Pirate to become the 6th exchange with z-address support.
Pirate net hash exceeds 350 Msol/s for the first time.
Pirate block reward reduces from 256 ARRR/block to 128 ARRR/block with the first halving.
A new exchange named TradeCX lists Pirate for free.
Altilly lists Pirate and becomes the 8th exchange to support z-addresses.
Pirate Full Node Chest prototype completed.
Twitter bot @oldbucaneer starts sending out ARRR as a reward for interactions with the @PirateChain Twitter account.
ARRR gets automatically added to the watchlist of new wallets.
Paper wallet for Pirate released.
Pirate is mentioned at Monerokon 2019 for its anonymity set size.
Zcash acknowledges and comments on Pirate's anonymity set.
Pirate listed on Zaddex.io
Pirate gets listed on P2PB2B exchange.
A CryptoBridge Exchange accounting bug led to the “counterfeiting” of up to 1.8 million ARRR, almost 2% of the total supply at the time.
Pirate celebrates its first birthday.
Pirate receives an official coin opinion letter for the USA to meet regulatory standards.
MrLynch sends some ARRR + a memo to KOSIUS using an app that is running natively on a smartphone. This marks the first ever mobile Pirate transaction.
Nik Patel publishes a coin report on ARRR.
Pirate is listed on Binance Info.
A few members from the Pirate team attend Cayman Pirates Week.
Pirate partners up with Turtle Network to work on Point of Sale System.
Lite wallet is officially released.
Bilaxy lists Pirate as ARRR/USDT.
CoinEx lists Pirate and hosts a trading competition for 20k ARRR.
The first iteration of Pirate OS is released.
John McAfee acknowledges and recommends Pirate on Twitter.
SafeTrade lists Pirate.
Pirate partners up with Sentinel to work on their dVPN for Pirate OS.
AltsBit (formerly known as DigitalPrice), the first exchange to list Pirate, gets hacked. Out of 9.619.754 ARRR, 3.924.082 got stolen.
Pirate, Sentinel, Ether-1 and Turtle Network form the Blockchain Privacy, Security & Adoption Alliance.
Bitcoin.com Exchange lists Pirate and hosts a 15k ARRR trading competition.
Pirate block reward reduces from 128 ARRR/block to 64 ARRR/block with the second halving.
TurtleNetwork DEX becomes the 15th Exchange to list Pirate.
The first ever, 100% private, Subatomic Swap is made between Pirate and Verus by SHossain.
The worlds first Z to Z-only Mobile Wallet is released for Android devices.
Pirate exceeds $1.000.000 daily volume.
Polarity becomes the 16th Exchange to list Pirate.
Pirate block reward reduces from 64 ARRR/block to 32 ARRR/block with the third halving.
Pirate surpasses the 100 million market cap mark.
Pirate hits the $1 mark.
Swapzone becomes the 17th Exchange to list Pirate.
Changelly becomes the 18th Exchange to list Pirate.
Pirate net hash exceeds 1000 Msol/s for the first time.
Pirate surpasses the 1 billion market cap mark.
Digifinex becomes the 19th Exchange to list Pirate.
Gate.io becomes the 20th Exchange to list Pirate.
Grewal Satinder (with the help of MerosCrypto, CryptoForge & VecDequer) completes the first flawless Atomic Swap using the ASMR method.
KuCoin becomes the 21st Exchange to list Pirate.
The Pirate Chain team has commissioned a 3rd-party light code audit (QA Testing & Security Review) from Cyber Unit Technologies that have previously worked with Cisco, Elrond & FTX.
Pirate block reward reduces from 32 ARRR/block to 16 ARRR/block with the fourth halving.
Wrapped version of Pirated named "wARRR" is launched on Binance Smart Chain.
The first public beta release of Pirate Wallet for iOS is announced. This was a proud moment for Meshbits Limited team who worked tirelessly on its development for months.
The Pirate Chain team has commissioned a 3rd-party code audit for Treasure Chest - Full Node Wallet from Jean-Philippe Aumasson who is a world-renowned expert in cryptography, co-founder of Teserakt, and head of security of Taurus Group. JP holds a Ph.D. from EPFL (2009) and has worked for many years in applied cryptography, security architecture, and cybersecurity. JP wrote the acclaimed book Serious Cryptography (No Starch Press, 2017) and has designed widely used algorithms such as BLAKE2 and SipHash. He has performed numerous security assessments for leading blockchain and cryptocurrency organizations. He has spoken at conferences such as Black Hat, DEFCON, RSAC, CCC, and Infiltrate, about applied cryptography, quantum computing, and platform security.