The first bitcoin was mined in early 2009, with the genesis block mined by Satoshi Nakamoto on January 3rd 2009. Just over a week later, on January 9th, the bitcoin network came into existence with fourteen blocks worth 50 bitcoin, and pretty much every day since. It would take nearly two more years for bitcoin mining pools to emerge. The first of these, which became known as Slush’s pool, began generating blocks (according to it’s own stats), with block 97384 on December 10th 2010.
A number of other pools then tried various different approaches, including Bitminter, BTC Guild, Deepbit, Eligius, NMCBit, P2Pool, Simplecoin, YourBTC, and others working in private pools, or individuals. During this time, the bitcoin price, where it could be exchanged, was in the cents to a few dollars range.
This page gives information extracted from the blockchain showing publically known blocks found in the years below.
Bitcoin mined in 2009
2009 Best Bitcoin Mining PoolsBitcoins In Ireland looks at which bitcoin mining pools found blocks during 2009. Data goes from the genesis block on 3rd January 2009 -> 31st December 2009. Data gratefully provided by Blocktrail
|3rd January 2009 -> 31st December 2009||Total Bitcoin Mined|
Bitcoin mined in 2010
2010 Best Bitcoin Mining PoolsBitcoins In Ireland looks at which bitcoin mining pools found blocks during 2009. Data goes from 1st January 2010 -> 31st December 2010. Data gratefully provided by Blocktrail
|1st January 2010 -> 31st December 2010||Total Bitcoin Mined|
Bitcoin mined in 2011
2011 Best Bitcoin Mining PoolsBitcoins In Ireland looks at which bitcoin mining pools found blocks during 2011. Data goes from 1st January 2011 -> 31st December 2011. Data gratefully provided by Blocktrail
|1st January 2011 -> 31st December 2011||Total Bitcoin Mined|
|BTC Guild / BTCGuild||329950|