Information corroborating this is visible on blockchain analysis website Statoshi. The new announcement was also posted on Twitter by Statoshi co-founder and CTO Jameson Lopp.
Proper utility for Bitcoin began back in May 2010 when it was used to purchase two pizzas. At the time, the purchase was made by a Laszlo Hanyecz who bought the pizzas for 10,000 BTC. This was the first time Bitcoin was used in a physical transaction.
Bitcoin’s halving is expected in May 2020. The halving is an event that happens every four years and cuts miner block rewards by 50%. Bitcoin is expected to hit $90,000 after the halving.