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10 Significant World Events That Happened The Last Time Bitcoin (BTC) Was Trading Below $4,000

Bitcoin has crashed to below US$4,000 for the first time in 15 years. Here are 10 things that took place between now and the last time BTC was as low.

Earlier, the cryptocurrency crash continued as Bitcoin (BTC) prices plummeted to below US$4,000 for the first time in more than a year. The last time the first and biggest cryptocurrency on the market was below that level was on September 27, 2017, almost exactly 14 months before.

Here are the ten things that have occurred on Earth, from the crypto sphere and beyond, during that period.

1| Record Price for Any Work of Art Smashed

On November 15, 2017, Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, a painting depicting Christianity’s Jesus Christ, was sold for US$450 million at the Christie’s auction house.

2| Dictator for Decades Resigned

The 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, leader of Zimbabwe for almost 37 years, resigned from his post on November 21, 2017 after 37 years ruling the African country.

3| First Interstellar Object Detected

Oumuamua, the first-ever interstellar rock spotted crossing the Solar System, was discovered on October 19, 2017 by Canadian astronomer Robert Weryk.

4| Cryptos Boomed

Almost all cryptos and digital tokens reached their peak prices around late December to early January next year. Bitcoin breached US$20,000 briefly on December 17.

5| Another Subspecies Went Extinct

Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros, died on March 19. As the two northern white rhinos alive are only females, his death marked the extinction of this subspecies.

6| The Eagles Win Their First Super Bowl

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the defending champion New England Patriots 41-33 at Super Bowl LI on February, claiming their first-ever Super Bowl in their franchise history.

7| North Korean Leader Stepped on South Korean Soil

Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea crossed the border into the territory of the Republic of Korea on April 27, the first time for a North Korean leader since 1953.

8| Les Bleus Got Their Second World Cup

France lifted the greatest prize in football for only the second time after beating Croatia 4-2 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final on July 15.

9| First National Crypto Went on Sale

The government of crisis-stricken Venezuela announced on late October that its Petro crypto was for sale to locals through trade of either crypto or fiat currency.

10| Bitcoin Fork Forked

On August 1, 2017, due to a disagreement between two different visions, a group of developers forked Bitcoin Cash from the Bitcoin blockchain. A year later, a disagreement between two different visions among that same group led to the split of Bitcoin Cash on November 15 to Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV.

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