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Title: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: xtraelv on May 28, 2018, 08:56:04 AM
Recommended newbie reading:
 Don't Panic:  Iasenkos Official Hitchhiker's Guide to the BTCitcointalk Galaxy  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2534500.msg25841174#msg25841174)


Previously the forum was hosted on sourceforge http://bitcoin.sourceforge.net/boards/index.php which is no longer reachable.
Founded by Satoshi Nakamoto (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3). The domain name was owned by Sirius (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=4) but is now controlled (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3284381.msg34255007#msg34255007) by Cøbra. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=249495) The forum is administrated by theymos (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=35) .
The forum was also reachable under forum.bitcoin.org for some time before it moved to bitcointalk.org IIRC.
The "name" of the forum is actually "Bitcoin Forum", not "Bitcointalk" (see upper left corner of this page).

The Cypherpunks and Bitcoin. The years before bitcointalk. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4356808.0)

There is a huge amount of history on Bitcointalk. There are some really iconic threads to read:

November 22, 2009, [POST] Satoshi welcomes users to this forum
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5.msg28#msg28
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto ? Suspects, frauds and conspiracies. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4359615.0)

January 15, 2010, [EXCHANGE]First bitcoin exchange announced by bitcointalk user dwdollar
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=20.0

January 19, 2010,[EXCHANGE] New Liberty Standard was established in October 2009. (First documented BTC/$ exchange rate - bitcoin re-seller)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15.msg111#msg111
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=42.0
https://web.archive.org/web/20091229132610/http://newlibertystandard.wetpaint.com/page/Exchange+Rate

February 04, 2010[EXCHANGE] bitcoinFX exchange service (BTC to fiat)
BitcoinFX - http:// www .bitcoinfx .cz.cc  A manual e-currency exchange by email only
https://web.archive.org/web/20100429153403/http://www.bitcoinfx.cz.cc/
https://www.blockchain.com/en/btc/address/1JXFXUBGs2ZtEDAQMdZ3tkCKo38nT2XSEp (exchange address)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34.msg227#msg227
 Holder of the first Pseudo-annonymous Poker tournament (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=80)
 Used accelerator cards to increase mining (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=115)

February 05, 2010, [BITCOIN] Proposal to adopt the Thai baht currency symbol, ฿, as the official bitcoin currency symbol
and BTC  as the official bitcoin three letter currency code.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=41.msg238#msg238

March 11, 2010, (March 20) [POKER] First pseudo-anonymous poker game held with bitcoin.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=80
Discussion about it (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4719415.0)

March 30, 2010, [AUCTION]Bitcoin Auction: 10,000.00 BTC --- Starting Bid 50.00 USD
I know this is well below your starting bid, but since no one has taken it yet I'll offer $20.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=92.0

May 20, 2010, [BITCOIN]Accepting Bitcoins in an online game "A Tale in the Desert."
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=142.0

May 22, 2010,[BITCOIN] Laszlo pays 10,000 bitcoins to get two pizzas delivered from Papa John’s
jercos (the other party IRC chat username didn't have a bitcointalk username)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137.msg1195#msg1195
 Laszo also developed a test build for Mac OS X  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=116)  and a full build  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=124)
An early pioneer of GPU mining (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=133)
Nobody took him up on his offer to buy a camera with bitcoin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=194)

June 09, 2010, [POST]  A Heroin Store (Thread subject of a subpoena)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=175.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=175.msg3900#msg3900 (anonymous guest post)

June 11, 2010 [FAUCET]First faucet - Gavin Andresen - Get 5 free bitcoins from freebitcoins.appspot.com
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=183.0

July 12, 2010, [ESCROW]First escrow request on Bitcointalk.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=288.0

June 17, 2010 [BITCOIN] Re: Transactions and Scripts: DUP HASH160 ... EQUALVERIFY CHECKSIG - Satoshi
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195.msg1611#msg1611

July 18, 2010, [EXCHANGE] MtGox Announced
Initially created as a platform for trading playing cards.
Magic: The Gathering Online eXchange, which is where the Mt. Gox name comes from.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=444.0
Bitcointalk history of MtGox and how a Bitcointalk post caught the MtGox hacker. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4412667.0)

July 28, 2010, First local language board was created. In Russian.
Bitcoinex: "I propose to make the national sections of the forum. As a minimum, the Russian section is ripe."
Sirius replied:"It's interesting that so many Russians have shown interest in the project. Thinking about the Russian culture and society, I'm not completely surprised why. I'll make a new board, let's see how many non-English-speaking users we'll get."
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=593.0 (Proposal)
http://www.bitcoin.org:80/smf/index.php (Archived 18 August 2010)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4806492.0 (Article - in Russian)

July 29, 2010, [POST]If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry. -Satoshi
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=532.msg6306#msg6306

August 10, 2010, [LOSS] Lost large number of bitcoins (9000 BTC)
Stoneman (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=288) lost the private keys to his wallet.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=782.0
https://blockchain.info/address/167ZWTT8n6s4ya8cGjqNNQjDwDGY31vmHg

August 15, 2010, [EXPLOIT]Bitcoin vulnerability creates 184 million bitcoins resulting in a patch.
Within hours, the transaction was spotted and erased from the transaction log after the bug was fixed
and the network forked to an updated version of the bitcoin protocol.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=822.0
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Common_Vulnerabilities_and_Exposures#CVE-2010-5139

November 27, 2010, [POOL] Worlds first mining pool slushpool.com
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1976.0

December 11, 2010, [BITCOIN] Wikileaks starts using bitcoin.
WikiLeaks has kicked the hornet's nest, and the swarm is headed towards us. - Satoshi
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2216.msg29280#msg29280

December 12, 2010, [POST] Satoshis last post on Bitcointalk
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2228.0

February 04, 2011, [SEX] Young women for bitcoins
We decided to offer privileged time with young women, in exchange for bitcoins. - Rosalina
Some proof is needed, maybe a photograph with a BTC sign on the girls' bottom. - gusti
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3166.0

February 09, 2011, [BITCOIN] Bitcoin reaches parity with the dollar. 1BTC = US$1
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2734.msg46226#msg46226

March 01, 2011, [CRIME] Silkroad Announced
https://bitcointalk.org/?topic=3984.0
 Silk road and Bitcointalk. How it played a role in its rise and fall. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4437773.0)
https://antilop.cc/sr/

March 10, 2011 [POST]First Signature Advertising Auction
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4342.0

April 18, 2011, [ANN]Namecoin - a distributed naming system based on Bitcoin (First ALT)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=6017.0

April 27, 2011,Gavin will visit the CIA
I'm going to give a presentation about Bitcoin at CIA headquarters
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=6652.0

June 05, 2011, [POST] I am pretty confident we are the new wealthy elite, gentlemen.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=12156

June 13, 2011,[THEFT] First major reported bitcoin theft (25000 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=16457.0 user allinvain
List of Major Bitcoin Heists, Thefts, Hacks, Scams, and Losses (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=576337.msg6289796#msg6289796)

June 20, 2011, [EXPLOIT] Kevin the guy who bought 259684 BTC for under $3000
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=20207.0
I'm MtGox, here's my side. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=20250.0)

June 25, 2011,[LOSS]MyBitcoin was one of the earliest eWallet providers for Bitcoin. (79,000 BTC were lost)
The service became unavailable and users lost their funds. Thought to be an exit scam.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=22221.0

July 19, 2011,[POST]Bitcoin critics suffer from Stockholm syndrome
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=30214.0

September 06, 2011, [BITCOIN] First CASASCIUS physical Bitcoins released on bitcointalk
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=41892.0

September 09, 2011,  [HACK] Bitcointalk.org Hacked by SomethingAwful???
Bitcointalk hacked and defaced. "My browser's been Cosjacked!" Bill Cosby images were displayed.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=42549.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=42548.msg517927#msg517927
Bitcointalk history of hacks and vandalism. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4405796.0)

September 11, 2011, [BCT]Theymos announces Mark Karpeles is now hosting the bitcointalk server after the attack.
Mark Karpeles is now hosting the forum's server. The forum is still owned by Sirius, as it has always been. There will be no policy changes.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=42572.0

September 28, 2011,[BCT] [CLOSED] Auction: Advertise on this forum (First advertising on Bitcointalk)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=46025.0

October 09, 2011,[ANN] Litecoin accounced by Charlie Lee (SCRYPT)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=47417.0

November 02, 2011,[BCT] Looking for someone to create/modify software for this forum [5500+ BTC raised for the project]
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=50617.0

March 01, 2012, [HACK]Shared online web host Linode hacked and users bitcoins stolen. (46,703 BTC stolen)
Slushpool lost  3094 BTC in the hack.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=66916.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=67017.0

March 10, 2012,[BITCOIN] source code of the first version of Bitcoin (0.1), as released in February 2009
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=68121.0

March 13, 2012,[GOLD] Gold collapsing. Bitcoin UP.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=68655
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=35956.0 (initial thread)

June 12, 2011,[BCT] First signature campaign.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15886.0

June 21, 2012,[SCAM] Alberto Armandi introduces Bitdaytrade. A month later he does an exit scam. (10000 BTC stolen)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=88803.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=110505.0

August 17, 2012, [SCAM]Bitcoin Savings and Trust - a Ponzi closed (500,000 BTC was lost)
Pirateat40 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=35827) was in default, forcing the SEC to intervene. Years later Tendon Shavers was indicted.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101339.0
Bitcoin Savings and Trust and Pirateat40 on Bitcointalk (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4464504.0)

August 19, 2012,[TROLL] I'm giving 100% ROI away to anyone who thinks pirate is a fraud
Worlds most expensive troll prank gone wrong by Matthew N. Wright.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101751.0 (The prank)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140654 (The compensation thread)

August 19, 2012,[ANN] Peercoin and Proof of Stake (POS)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101820.0

September 04, 2012,[HACK] bitfloor hacked. (14000 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=105818.0

September 10, 2012,[SOLD]Will you be the first to buy Rhodium for Bitcoin and be a part of history?
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=108331.0

September 27, 2012, [FOUNDATION]Bitcoin foundation launched
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=113400.0

November 10, 2012,[CRIME] Cats lead Feds to KnightMB (worth 371kBTC) in Romney Tax Hack.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123591.0
knightmb on bitcointalk - from 371,067.36 BTC to Mitt Romney extortion. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4547124.0)

November 29, 2012, [BITCOIN]Bitcoin first halving. Parties around the world.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=127609.msg1365809#msg1365809
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=128263.0

November 29, 2012,[ALT] Ripple discussed
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=84540.0

July 22, 2012,[BCT] One millionth post
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=94608.0 (thread announcing the event)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=76594.msg1000000#msg1000000 (actual millionth post)

September 26, 2012, [ICO]Coinbase raises over $600K
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=113075.0;prev_next=next

October 27, 2012, [REWARD] I hereby challenge you to find the real me!
I hereby promise to pay BTC 14 to anyone who provides one of the following pieces of information
identifying the operator of findmeifyoucan.eu orthe author of this post:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120918.0
Found - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120918.msg1304572#msg1304572
https://web.archive.org/web/20121101001325/http://findmeifyoucan.eu

January 11, 2013,[HACK] VIRCUREX hacked.
They tried to make up for losses with a share issue and then ran a dodgy reimbursement system.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=135919.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140700.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=528752.0
https://vircurex.com/welcome/ann_reserved.html

January 30, 2013,[MINER] First Avalon Asic delivery received
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140099.0

February 19, 2013,[BITCOIN]Bitcoin 0.8 released (incompatible with previous version)
Version 0.8 allowed for larger blocksizes than older versions could handle.
With half the network upgraded and the other half still sitting on version 0.7 or older, the danger was that two versions of the bitcoin ledger would emerge.
A forced hard fork reverted back to version 0.7 while the issue was resolved.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145184

March 19, 2013, [POST]Bitcoin and me (Hal Finney)
Hal Finney was the recipient of the first bitcoin transaction, when Satoshi sent ten coins to him as a test in January 2009.
Hal was paralyzed from ALS when he wrote this using an eye-tracker. He passed away on August 28, 2014
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=155054.0

April 16, 2013, Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion
Longest bitcointalk thread - at time of writing (June 24,2018) 414267 posts
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178336.0

April 18, 2013, [POST] Re: Introduce yourself (Adam Beck)
Adam Back, inventor of hashcash (the bitcoin mining function) introduces himself after joining bitcointalk.
Talks about being one of the early and vocal technical voices on the  cypherpunks (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4356808.0) list, enjoying USENET flame wars in the old days and tittering about newbies ineptitude.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15672.msg1873483#msg1873483

May 13, 2013, [SCAM] I Hacked Bitcoin [SCAM]
Scammer asks for 10 BTC to reveal how to hack Bitcoin
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=204424.0

May 14, 2013,[LEGAL] Mt. Gox Dwolla account frozen by DHS
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=205396.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=205542.0

May 21, 2013,[BCT] Marketplace trust system introduced.
Designed by Dooglus (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3420)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=211858.0

May 25, 2013, [LEGAL]Liberty Reserve was a Costa Rica-based centralized digital currency service.
The site had over one million users when it was shut down by the United States government.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=216767.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=215967.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=215887.0

July 31, 2013, [ANN] Mastercoin (Omnilayer) one of the first applications built on top of the Bitcoin Blockchain. First ever project to ICO.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=265488.0

September 17, 2013, [LOSS] User accidentally pays over 100 BTC in transaction fees.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=296217.0
https://blockchain.info/tx/258478e8b7a3b78301661e78b4f93a792af878b545442498065ab272eaacf035 (80 BTC in fees in just one transaction)

October 02, 2013. [CRIME]Ross Ulbricht arrested, FBI Seize Deep Web Marketplace Silk Road
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=306338.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=310600.0

October 02, 2013,[HACK] Bitcointalk hacked by "The Hole seekers". Off-line till October 07, 2013 .
Some users blame the NSA and see it related to the Silkroad closure.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=306723.0;prev_next=next
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=306724.0
Theymos identifies it as a backdoor from the 2011 hack.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=306878.0

November 08, 2013, [HACK]CoinLenders, Inputs.io, Tradefortress (4000BTC HACK)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=328053.0

November 11, 2013, [ATM]First bitcoin ATM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=330662.0

November 11, 2013, [MINER]Bitmain announces the launch of the S1 miner.
https://bitcointalk.org/?topic=330665

December 08, 2013, [ANN] Dogecoin introduced as a joke.
Phrases with terrible grammar such as  "Very currency many coin" "very scrypt such random"
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=361813.0

December 18, 2013,[SLANG] Where the term HODL comes from.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=375643.0

December 27, 2013, [BITCOIN]Overstock.com announces it is going to accept bitcoin as payment by June 2014. (Actually starts in January 2014)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=387031.0

January 23, 2014,[ANN] Ethereum announced by Vitalik Buterin
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=428589.0

February 06, 2014, [LOSS]Mt Gox was handling 70% of the Bitcoin network’s transactions. With 850,000 bitcoins stolen, the exchange closed.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=451225.0
Bitcointalk history of MtGox and how a Bitcointalk post caught the MtGox hacker. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4412667.0)

March 04, 2014, [HACK] Poloniex  Hacked!!! (97 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=499510.0

March 07, 2014, Newsweek "exposes" Dorian Nakamoto as the founder of Bitcoin. Bitcointalk users are sceptical.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=505474.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=506692.0 (fake satoshi trolls bitcointalk)

March 07, 2014, [NICE] Andreas Antonopoulos runs a fundraiser for Dorian Nakamoto .
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=505581.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=584147.0 (Others still believe he is Satoshi)

March 20, 2014,[BCT] Work is underway by Slickage Studios (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=207730) on new forum software for bitcointalk  
Was to be launched in August 2014 but missed the launch date.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=523070.0 (ANN)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=524113.0 (Disagreement)
http://beta.bitcointalk.org/ (old betal link no longer works)
https://github.com/epochtalk/epochtalk (github)

April 23, 2014, [ANN] Cryptonote based currency Monero announced.  (It takes another 3 years before it is launched)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=582080.0

June 22, 2014,[NICE] ARG Puzzle with 3.5 BTC Private Key Prize, (Game Over)Claimed by Gatekeeper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=75845)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=661781.0
https://www.scribd.com/document/359412332/Bitcoin-Puzzle (Solution)

June 27, 2014,[CRIME] Seized Silk Road Bitcoin Auction Opened by US Marshals Service
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=670299.0

August 15, 2014, Blowing the lid off the CryptoNote/Bytecoin scam (with the exception of Monero)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=740112.0

September 08, 2014,[THREAT] satoshin@gmx.com is compromised - hacker uses it to send a death threat to theymos
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=775174.msg8734884#msg8734884

November 14, 2014,[MINER] GAW miners & Josh Garza prosecution.
DOJ wire fraud case against Garza, GARZA & FRASER class action and SEC vs GARZA court case
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=857670.0

December 03, 2014, [LEGAL]Theymos receives first DPR subpoena regarding Ulbricht  user: altoid  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3905)  (Silk Road) and the heroin store topic.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=881488.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=printpage;topic=175.0
http://qntra.net/2014/12/justice-departments-subpoena-to-theymos-of-bitcointalk/

January 05, 2015,[HACK] Bitstamp hotwallet hacked 19000 BTC
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=914565.0

February 26, 2015, [ANN] X-coin (renamed Dash) using x11 introduces Instant send which allows for masternodes to come to a consensus in just over a second, creating an irreversible transaction.
“Private send” uses CoinJoin to cloak the sender and receiver wallets of a given transaction.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=969896.0

April 17, 2015,[LEGAL] Bitcointalk receives Butterfly Labs subpoena for user data
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1027518.0

May 25, 2015, [HACK]Bitcointalk server compromised.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1067985.0

May 29, 2015, [CRIME]Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1074337.0
https://freeross.org/case-timeline/

June 03, 2015, [LEGAL]New York Releases Final BitLicense
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1079414.0

June 18, 2015,[CRIME] Ex-U.S. federal Agents Charged With Bitcoin Theft to Plead Guilty
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1093358
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-federal-agents-charged-bitcoin-money-laundering-and-wire-fraud

August 15, 2015, [BITCOIN] Why is Bitcoin forking? What's up with all these people switching to BitcoinXT?
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1151445
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1153742.0;prev_next=prev

September 04, 2015, [SCAM Accusation] Quickseller (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=358020) escrowing for himself
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1171059.0

September 07, 2015, [LOSS]Cryptsy collapse
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1173703.0

November 12, 2015, [ANN] Zerocoin - Announcement of first use of zero-knowledge proof called zk-SNARKs
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1247178.08.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1638450

April 19, 2016,[BCT] Beta of new forum software now officially open
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1442020.0

June 17, 2016,[EXPLOIT] DAO hack - or not a hack
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1516067.0

June 18, 2016, Letter from the DAO hacker
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1516913.0

July 10, 2016, [BITCOIN]Halving event: expectation vs. reality - Bitcoin second halving. Both yay and meh.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1544493.0

August 02, 2016, [HACK]Bitfinex HACKED - funds stolen ! 120,000 BTC
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1573336.0

October 17, 2016, [ANN] Ethereum hardfork resulting in Ethereum and Ethereum Classic - the start of the forked era
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1652065.0

December 28, 2016, [ANN]Privacy coin Monero launched implementing transaction privacy using a method called Ring Confidential Transactions
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1732002.0

February 04, 2017, [2017-02-04] Almost $1 Billion Worth of Bitcoins Stuck in Transaction Backlog
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1777803.0

March 29, 2017. [HACK] Hal Finney's account is making posts.
Hal passed away 28 August 2014 - someone hacked his account - theymos then locked it
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1847311.0

July 18, 2017, [McSHILL] John McAfee: Bitcoin will go above 500k $ in 3 years or he will eat his own dick on live TV.
Later he increases this to $1 million. (McShill - king of altcoin shilling)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2029620.0

July 29, 2017, [LEGAL]BTC-e domain seizure by US authorities
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2053536.0

August 01, 2017, [ANN] Bitcoin Cash fork of the Bitcoin blockchain, 1:1
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2040221.0

September 15, 2017, [EXCHANGE]From the dust of BTC-e comes WEX
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2181023.0

October 25, 2017, [ANN] Bitcoin Gold fork of the Bitcoin blockchain, 1:1
Bitcoin gold initially was going to be launched with no replay protection.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2284289.0;all

November 08, 2017, [CRIME] Ex-agent in Silk Road probe gets more prison time for bitcoin theft.
The initial theft was valued at $359,005 in 2015 but have been re-valued at $11.3 million in 2017.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2374117.0

November 21, 2017, [HACK] $30,950,010 USDT was removed from the Tether Treasury wallet (hack)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2434732.0

November 24, 2017,[SCAM]  Bitcoin Gold Wallet Scam Nets $3 Million in Illicit Earnings
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2452110.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2336309.0

December 06, 2017,[HACK] Nicehash hacked 4000 BTC
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2535366.0

December 28, 2017,[CRIME] Director of EXMO kidnapped
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2656688.0

January 11, 2018,[CRIME] US Marshals Service to Auction Off $54 Million in Bitcoin
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2728077.0

January 16, 2018, [SCAM]BitConnect is shutting down its lending and exchange platform
In early January  North Carolina  (https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/securities/Admin_Action) and  Texas  (https://www.ssb.texas.gov/sites/default/files/BitConnect_ENF-18-CDO-1754.pdf) security divisions both sent out cease and desist orders less than a week apart,
with Texas accusing Bitconnect of engaging in fraud outright.

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin and Litecoin founder Charlie Lee had earlier warned that it was a ponzi.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2768478.0

January 24, 2018, [CRIME]Canadian Bitcoin Exchange Hit By Armed Robbers in Thwarted Theft
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2820106.new

January 24, 2018,[BCT] Merit & new rank requirements introduced.
The purpose is to provide an incentive for post quality
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2818350.0
100 days of merit (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3779983.0)

January 27, 2018 [HACK] Coincheck Hack 500 million NEM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2831725.0

January 28, 2018, [CRIME] Armed robbers have raided the house of a British virtual currency trader.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2838558.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2898327.0

February 09, 2018,[HACK]  Bitgrail Hack 17 Million Nano
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2912643.msg%msg_id%

February 24, 2018, [CRIME] Moscow Man Mutilated And Mugged For $1 Million In Bitcoin
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3019359.0;prev_next=next

March 07, 2018, [PHISHING] Binance API/Phishing Attack, Hackers Walk Away Losing Money
Binance issues $250,000 USD bounty in BNB tokens in response.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3082766.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3108697.new

April 12, 2018, [THEFT] Coinsecure theft 438.318 BTC
Due to their CSO Dr. Amitabh Saxsena extracting Bitcoin Gold from Bitcoin. And as a result, their CSO claimed that bitcoins were lost.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3310743.0

March 28, 2018 [ SCAM  ] Fraud by smart contract [ SCAM  ]
Clever honeytrap scam where users are tempted into sending ETH as "gas" to "claim" 75000 ICX tokens.
Instead the ETH is transferred by the smart contract to another wallet after one confirmation.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3298171.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3213068.0

April 2, 2018,[McSHILL] John McAfee announces that he charges $105000 to shill (promote) a coin via twitter.
https://mcafeecryptoteam.com/effect.html
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3246004.0

April 04, 2018 [EXPLOIT] Network Attack on XVG / VERGE
One of a number of altcoins that fall victim to exploits and attacks.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3256693.msg33924018#msg33924018

May 27, 2018,[EXPLOIT] Bitcoin Gold BTG suffers a 51 percent attack $18M BTG stolen
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4315535.0

May 29, 2018,[EXPLOIT] Yup... attack again.. as already said, simply reducing drift time doesn't fix it. XVG / VERGE
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3256693.msg38862113#msg38862113

We are surrounded by legends on this forum. Not just the ones that were phenomenally successful but also some that tried and failed with catastrophic results. Then there are those that scammed at the expense of others.

This forum is a digital museum.

Inspirational = red , Historic event = black, Bitcointalk event = green, Technical significance= orange, Hacked / vulnerability = purple

Contributions: * amishmanish (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4322078.msg38802156#msg38802156) * eddie13 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4322078.msg38805203#msg38805203) *  iCEBREAKER (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4322078.msg39711461#msg39711461) * Heisenberg_Hunter  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4322078.msg39703613#msg39703613) * qwk (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4322078.msg40840185#msg40840185) *
This is a work in progress - will be edited for updates.

INDEX:
index to the best posts on bitcointalk (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4422529.0)
The Bitcointalk 50 BTC VIP club. Where are they now ? (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4425909.0)
The Bitcointalk 10 BTC Donators - where are they now ? (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4432338.0)
Bitcointalk history of hacks and vandalism (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4405796.0)
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto ? Suspects, frauds and conspiracies. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4359615.0)
The Cypherpunks and Bitcoin. The years before bitcointalk. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4356808.0)
Bitcointalk history of MtGox and how a Bitcointalk post caught the MtGox hacker. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4412667.0)
 Silk road and Bitcointalk. How it played a role in its rise and fall. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4437773.0)
 Bitcoin Savings and Trust and Pirateat40 on Bitcointalk (PONZI)  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4464504.0)
knightmb on bitcointalk - from 371,067.36 BTC to Mitt Romney extortion. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4547124.0)
History on Bitcointalk - Mining equipment scams, shams and failed deliveries. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4698074.0)
Bitcointalk history - index to first 200 topics (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4715050.0)
Bitcointalk trolls, internal dysfunction and all out flame wars. Guide to the scandals. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4736673.0)
Bitcoin Savings and Trust and Pirateat40 on Bitcointalk (PONZI) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4464504.0)

History posts by others:
History - signature campaigns and bounties on Bitcointalk (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4567657.0)

How to get started writing your articles:
How to use the BBCode on Bitcointalk (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4738016.0)

How to help the modertors:

 Guide -How to detect rule-breakers.Techniques and tips. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3831432.0)


Title: Re: Most iconic bitcointalk threads.
Post by: xtraelv on May 28, 2018, 08:56:35 AM
Reserved for updates of records and further topic reading - this is a work in progress. Suggestions are welcome.  I don't want to include every coin or hack - Just some of the most iconic moments.
Preference for records, positive events and innovation. But also some of the defining disaster moments.

INDEX
index of best posts on bitcointalk (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4422529.0)

Merit
 Top merited users (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=merit;stats=topusersat)
 Top merited topics  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=merit;stats=toptopicsat)

Best trust ratings
OgNasty (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18321) (most trust but one negative takes down the score)
Blazed (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=134378)
monbux (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=133846)
Stunna (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81292)

Earliest users
admin (user 1) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1)
satoshi (user 3) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3) (founder)
sirius (user 4) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=4) (Sr.Member)
nandnor (user 6) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=6) (newbie)
Xunie (user 10) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=10) (Member)
madhatter (user 11) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=11) (newbie) first alt account ? (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14)
nanaimogold (user 12) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=12) (Sr. Member)
SmokeTooMuch(user 13) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=13) (Legendary)
The Madhatter(user 14) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14) (Legendary)

Notable people:
 Satoshi  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3) Bitcoin and Bitcointalk Founder
 Hal  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2436) received the first bitcoin transaction
 Mike Hearn  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2700) Former Bitcoin Core Developer
 Wei Dai  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1954) creator of the Bitcoin predecessor  b-money  (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/B-money) (1998)
 Gavin Andresen  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=224) Bitcoin Chief Scientist
 gmaxwell  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=11425) Bitcoin Core developer
adam3us (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=101601) Creator of  hashcash  (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Hashcash) (1997) (Proof of Work)
Sirius (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=4) Bitcoin Core Developer and Bitcointalk.org domain owner (First dev to work with Satoshi)
theymos (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=35) Bitcointalk Admin & he wrote the Bitcoin Block Explorer, although he does not run it anymore.
Cøbra (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=249495) Bitcointalk domain administrator.
laszlo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=143) ate the 10000 BTC Pizzas
BitcoinFX (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=30) Second Fiat to BTC exchange website  / Holder of the first BTC poker tournament
dwdollar (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=24) First crypto exchange

 Casascius  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2676) Casascius physical bitcoins (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=41892.0)
 coblee  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=20651) Litecoin Founder
 Vitalik Buterin  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=7314) Ethereum Founder
Claymore (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=306958) Ethereum mining software creator
 MemoryDealers  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=10310) Bitcoin Jesus
busoni (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=139578) Poloniex co-founder
Binance_Angels (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1531085) Binance
richiela (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=96390) Bittrex co-founder
TripleHeXXX (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=226346) Cryptopia co-founder
 sa_ddam213  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=192153) Cryptopia co-founder
Benson Samuel (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66510) Coinsecure
doublec (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1567)  Compiled the first mobile client "bitcoind" for a Nokia N900
 ribuck  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=392) sent doublec 0.42 BTC in the first mobile bitcoin transaction.
JoelKatz (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=27870) chief cryptologist of Ripple
Gliss (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=61526) Founder of coinmarketcap

 Yankee (BitInstant)  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21181) Co-founder of BitInstant sentenced to two years in prison for aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money-transmitting business related to the Silk Road.
 MagicalTux  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2134) MtGox Founder
 silkroad   (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=5341) & altoid (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;u=3905) Silkroad Founder
 TheBomber999  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=330503) Bitgrail Founder
 Altoid (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3905) Silkroad founder
pirateat40 - the 500K BTC ponzi organiser (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=35827) Exlained here (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Trendon_Shavers)  

Famous people list will only contain usernames and will not identify their roles unless they have publicly disclosed it on bitcointalk.

Worst trust ratings
TradeFortress (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67058) Founder of hacked sites Coinlenders & inputs.io
master-P (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89329) Failed to pay funds held in Escrow.
Quickseller (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=358020) Was caught Escrowing for himself.
BFL (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=44366) Butterfly Labs was late / never delivered pre-sold mining equipment.
El Cabron (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=44233) Multiple issues.  This post explains some of it  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=62139.0)


Contributions: coupable (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4322078.msg38839427#msg38839427) , eddie13 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4322078.msg38805203#msg38805203)


The most remarkable addresses (*) found in the blockchain will be listed below.  


Hall of Fame
------------

 1234567890123
1EMBARraSSABLezwXrdWu1dDAVMMdJ7Ci2 (http://blockchain.info/address/1EMBARraSSABLezwXrdWu1dDAVMMdJ7Ci2)      (2016-01-01: longest real-word prefix - owner: lightlord)

1woukheyeacxfpxtpkxjqxureevdkbywj (http://blockchain.info/address/1woukheyeacxfpxtpkxjqxureevdkbywj)       (2016-09-02: longest lowercase prefix - owner: ryanc)
144187999121393192DxViqQKPPrghj9M3 (https://blockchain.info/address/144187999121393192DxViqQKPPrghj9M3)      (2017-01-16: longest digits-only prefix  - owner: ryanc)
1234mNnAPb8YnCsbacaNhB4BqwxB4U4321      (2016-04-27: 8-character palindrome address - owner: xhomerx10)
1ANoNYMURccWEEGMoMTozTtjBj7CmtRZdb (http://blockchain.info/address/1ANoNYMURccWEEGMoMTozTtjBj7CmtRZdb)      (2014-01-24: longest pronounceable prefix - owner: Nikinger)
111111i4VTdHkzFqV2a4jntfZkdVk6B (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=90982.msg9179217#msg9179217)         (2014-10-12: shortest address: 31 characters - owner: HugoTheSpider)




50BTC donators and VIPs:

Smart1985 – Retard  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=44233  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=44233)
Canaca - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=40831 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=40831)
casascius -  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2676 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2676)
mndrix - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2538  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2538)
Als Pawnshop- https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=42277 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=42277)  
btcx - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=35541 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=35541)
Brian DeLoach- https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=33295 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=33295)
zhoutong - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=38455 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=38455)
Metabank.ru - BITLISH- https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14120 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=14120)
BTC_Bear - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18021 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18021)
pirateat40 - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=35827 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=35827)
znort987 - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=5218  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=5218)
jorgen - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1881  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1881)
Graet – (escrow default) https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17548  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17548)
gigavps - jamesg -https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19617  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=19617)
cryptoxchange – (bust) https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=40345  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=40345)
BitAvenue - R- -https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=54967   (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=54967  )
Goat - El Cabron (scammer) - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=44233  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=44233)
Btc4Domains - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=55117  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=55117)
mrbrown - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=57532 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=57532)
01BTC10 - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51328 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51328)
imsaguy - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=37137 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=37137)
cablepair - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=10804  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=10804)
BitcoinBaltar - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=4214  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=4214)
usagi - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=29927 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=29927)
BCB – (accused of IP tracking) https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=54113 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=54113)
eb3full - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64221  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64221)
MemoryDealers - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=10310 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=10310)
augustocroppo - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=50315  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=50315)
buzzdave - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=59574  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=59574)
Dustin D. Trammell a.k.a. I)ruid - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=23696  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=23696)
XMLGold - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=65749  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=65749)
bitconexfoier - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78384  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78384)
johnascii - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78443  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78443)
Hexadecibel - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=49517 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=49517)
mLiberty - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=102207  (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=102207)
lixiaolai  - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=36145 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=36145)
TradeFortress https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67058 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67058)
Mt.Gox Support https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=42942 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=42942)
MagicalTux https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2134 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2134)
Hal https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2436 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2436)

https://i.imgur.com/KvGLlxC.png

10BTC donators:

Narydu https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21434 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21434) Active
Blitzboom - Nekrobios - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=4475 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=4475) Active
qwk https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=24140 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=24140) Active
shakaru https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16160 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=16160) (scammer lost title) Active
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Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: amishmanish on May 28, 2018, 05:14:21 PM
Thanks for this. I always wanted to do this myself. There is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration in the archives. I'd highly recommend adding the "Bitcoin and me" post by Hal Finney. I'll be sure to go through these. These posts should be mandatory reading for all the new people arriving at the forum.


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: eddie13 on May 28, 2018, 05:58:38 PM
Here is a good one.. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1173703.0
Maybe some epic scam threads like this
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1306301.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1171059.0

If you could do a search for the oldest merited posts, you might find great stuff..
I might drop more in this post when I think of them..


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: xtraelv on May 29, 2018, 04:00:56 AM
Thanks for this. I always wanted to do this myself. There is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration in the archives. I'd highly recommend adding the "Bitcoin and me" post by Hal Finney. I'll be sure to go through these. These posts should be mandatory reading for all the new people arriving at the forum.

Thank you for that. That post definitely belongs on the list ! I've highlighted that post in red. Being an icon for being the first bitcoin recipient and contributor to the bitcoin protocol is increased by the knowledge that it was written using an eye-tracker while he was paralyzed from ALS.

Take Responsibility, Build Things, Be Kind & Share - is a great motto.

Here is a good one.. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1173703.0
Maybe some epic scam threads like this
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1306301.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1171059.0

If you could do a search for the oldest merited posts, you might find great stuff..
I might drop more in this post when I think of them..

I've put the Cryptsy post on the timeline and included the other two in the additional information section.

Doing some of the research made me realize just how much we are surrounded by legends on this forum. Not just the ones that were phenomenally successful but also some that tried and failed with catastrophic results. Then there are those that scammed at the expense of others.



Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: coupable on May 29, 2018, 05:53:12 AM
As one of the most high quality posters (probably the best as the most merited user), user nullius set of the top writers with very awsome threads in terms of quality and content. He started some great topics that can be added to the most impressive threads in btt forum. I choose this one which i prefer the most: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2975479.msg30572557#msg30572557



Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: Fiord on May 29, 2018, 02:24:36 PM
It is great work, how much did it take you to gather all of the information? I am rather new to crypto, not much epic events to remember, now I can study some history :)



December 08, 2013, Dogecoin introduced as a joke. Phrases with terrible grammar such as  "Very currency many coin" "very scrypt such random"
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=361813.0


June 18, 2016, Letter from the DAO hacker
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1516913.0



I new some of events, those are two thet I did not know about and it was really interesting to find out about them :)


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: Don Pedro Dinero on May 29, 2018, 04:31:28 PM
Great post! I’ve been reading most posts. It is a pity that most early bitcointalkers are not active any more or they still log in but not write. It might be because they are dead, millionaire or fed up with spam; or maybe a combination of the three. But it would be very interesting to know what is going on with their lives, if they are still alive.


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: Ariem on May 29, 2018, 04:34:45 PM
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I also have the similar thread like this, but yours is much wider, it was interesting to read some new information to me :)


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: xtraelv on May 29, 2018, 11:31:59 PM
#

I also have the similar thread like this, but yours is much wider, it was interesting to read some new information to me :)

Пpивeт. Yes- someone pointed out your thread Legendary profiles of bitcointalk. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3247239.0) to me after I made this one

Your post features and details particular people while my post is more like a treasure hunt through bitcointalk history. There are certainly some interesting characters on here.

My inspiration for the post came from bitcoin pizza day (22 May)

Great post! I’ve been reading most posts. It is a pity that most early bitcointalkers are not active any more or they still log in but not write. It might be because they are dead, millionaire or fed up with spam; or maybe a combination of the three. But it would be very interesting to know what is going on with their lives, if they are still alive.

It would definitely be interesting to find out what happened to some of the early pioneers. I noticed that a lot of the early posts were discussions about coding and technical aspects. I imagine that these sort of discussions are still taking place but in a much less public setting.
Some of the early pioneers that I have spoken to have security concerns about being publicly identifiable and get more messages than they can cope with.
It would be great to chat with some of the early pioneers "off the record".


It is great work, how much did it take you to gather all of the information? I am rather new to crypto, not much epic events to remember, now I can study some history :)

It took me about a day to sort through the events and find the relevant posts. I was reading about bitcoin pizza day and looked for it on bitcointalk. Then I started looking for more historic events and it struck me just how much history is on here. I'm only getting started on this post. This is the most enjoyable thing I've done on bitcointalk.

EDIT: I've been working on this for days now. There is so much cool info.

So many bitcoins stolen in the early hacks.I wonder how many were "cashed out" and how many are still "dormant".

I found it interesting to see Mark Karpeles was providing the hosting for Bitcointalk. I'm looking for when the hosting changed after the MtGox collapse.


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: Tyr808 on June 07, 2018, 04:41:39 AM
Absolutely excellent thread, + merit to the OP.
Very interesting to backtrack the first posts of some of those famous users.


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: xtraelv on June 09, 2018, 07:51:30 AM
Absolutely excellent thread, + merit to the OP.
Very interesting to backtrack the first posts of some of those famous users.

Thank you. It has been a very interesting project that I intend to keep updating and growing. It has grown into a bigger project than I initially had planned. There are so many interesting things that happened on here so it led directly so some of the subtopics I wrote about afterwards:

Bitcointalk history of MtGox and how a Bitcointalk post caught the MtGox hacker. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4412667.0)
 Silk road and Bitcointalk. How it played a role in its rise and fall. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4437773.0)
The Bitcointalk 50 BTC VIP club - where are they now ? (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4425909.0)
The Bitcointalk 10 BTC Donators - where are they now ? (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4432338.0)
Bitcointalk history of hacks and vandalism (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4405796.0)
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto ? Suspects, frauds and conspiracies. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4359615.0)
The Cypherpunks and Bitcoin. The years before bitcointalk. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4356808.0)


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: Heisenberg_Hunter on June 09, 2018, 08:15:19 AM
Here is a thread of mine :  Story of the Firsts - The events which triggered everything (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4428592.0) where I have listed some early info which you have missed out in this thread. It may help you in updating the thread  :)


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: iCEBREAKER on June 09, 2018, 10:34:58 AM
Gold is collapsing. Bitcoin up.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=68655


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: Alone055 on June 09, 2018, 10:43:28 AM
Amazing!
I really enjoy reading historical threads where your eyes won't catch a single useless post and getting some information from each thread is guaranteed.


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: 1miau on June 10, 2018, 05:42:18 PM
Very interesting collection, great work!  :)

Only 10 years of Bitcoin but already so much history! I don't know how this should go on the next years, but I'm looking forward to it.  :D

But one thing: I saw no negative trust rating for OgNasty. Maybe this was removed after your post:   

Best trust ratings
OgNasty (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=18321) (most trust but one negative takes down the score)
Blazed (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=134378)
....

If I have some time next week I will have a look into some of them. Thanks for sharing!  :)


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: PirateHunterr on June 10, 2018, 08:31:11 PM
There should be a link guiding a NEWBIES here. All they are doing is bounties when This platform has such a rich history. Gussbumps.


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: iCEBREAKER on June 11, 2018, 02:19:03 AM
There should be a link guiding a NEWBIES here. All they are doing is bounties when This platform has such a rich history. Gussbumps.

The iconic threads should be required reading for noobs, and they should also have to pass a test on the content before spamming their low effort sig campaign ads. ;D


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: xtraelv on June 15, 2018, 03:42:52 PM
There should be a link guiding a NEWBIES here. All they are doing is bounties when This platform has such a rich history. Gussbumps.

The iconic threads should be required reading for noobs, and they should also have to pass a test on the content before spamming their low effort sig campaign ads. ;D

I'd love to have this pinned. I keep on finding more interesting stuff to add to this.


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: qwk on June 24, 2018, 09:58:00 PM
The iconic threads should be required reading for noobs
I am pretty confident we are the new wealthy elite, gentlemen. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=12156) comes to mind.

and they should also have to pass a test on the content
Not the worst idea. 8)

A few hints for the OP:
The forum was also reachable under forum.bitcoin.org for some time before it moved to bitcointalk.org IIRC.
The "name" of the forum is actually "Bitcoin Forum", not "Bitcointalk" (see upper left corner of this page).

Also, it might be noteworthy that for some time, DDOSing this forum coincided with dumps on then dominant Bitcoin exchange MtGox. I.e., you could DDOS this forum, which in turn made the price of Bitcoin drop. Market manipulation wild Wild West 8)


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: xtraelv on June 25, 2018, 01:23:06 AM

A few hints for the OP:
The forum was also reachable under forum.bitcoin.org for some time before it moved to bitcointalk.org IIRC.
The "name" of the forum is actually "Bitcoin Forum", not "Bitcointalk" (see upper left corner of this page).

Also, it might be noteworthy that for some time, DDOSing this forum coincided with dumps on then dominant Bitcoin exchange MtGox. I.e., you could DDOS this forum, which in turn made the price of Bitcoin drop. Market manipulation wild Wild West 8)

I've edited the OP to include some of your comments and used part of your post as a quote on the Bitcointalk history of hacks and vandalism (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4405796.0) and Bitcointalk history of MtGox and how a Bitcointalk post caught the MtGox hacker. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4412667.0) threads. It is great to have this type of input from people that were actually there when some of this history was being made.


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: kano on August 15, 2018, 01:58:55 AM
...
October 09, 2011,[ANN] Litecoin accounced by Charlie Lee (SCRYPT)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=47417.0
...
You named that one wrongly.

Litecoin is a [SCAM]

He created it with claims it was GPU resistant and you will also find me posting in there about it
saying he used scrypt settings low enough to fit in a GPU.

The truth was the coin creator was GPU mining for a VERY long time while everyone else was CPU mining, until he released the GPU code
(if my memory serves me correctly - though it may not - it may have been as long as a year?)


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: xtraelv on August 15, 2018, 04:49:57 AM
...
October 09, 2011,[ANN] Litecoin accounced by Charlie Lee (SCRYPT)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=47417.0
...
You named that one wrongly.

Litecoin is a [SCAM]

He created it with claims it was GPU resistant and you will also find me posting in there about it
saying he used scrypt settings low enough to fit in a GPU.

The truth was the coin creator was GPU mining for a VERY long time while everyone else was CPU mining, until he released the GPU code
(if my memory serves me correctly - though it may not - it may have been as long as a year?)

I haven't been around long enough to know all the scandals and accusations. I tried to look for the post but haven't found it yet.

This is why threads like this are so cool. Some of the Legendaries like yourself share their knowledge.

I suppose the same happened with ASIC mining. Some of the ASIC resistant coins like Monero experieced unusually high hashrates months before the ASICs were announced.

Scrypt was also supposed to be ASIC resistant too but eventually they figured out how to build a chip for it. Some of the early ASICs were horrendously expensive but also were current for a long time (Unlike sha256 which seem to outdate quite quickly)

Nearly all Algos now have ASICs with bitcoin leading the way for the fastest and most frequent improvements. All predicted by Satoshi. The next stage is embedded chips in devices like routers (already happening)

Personally I think ASICs are a good thing for coin networks that can maintain a decent hashrate to secure it.


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: TECSHARE on October 09, 2018, 10:53:38 AM
The first documented sale of rhodium bullion for Bitcoin :D
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=108331.0


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: xtraelv on October 09, 2018, 10:58:35 AM
The first documented sale of rhodium bullion for Bitcoin :D
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=108331.0

Thats expensive stuff !

I've added it to the OP

https://i.imgur.com/0VJsTyU.png


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: Parodium on October 09, 2018, 06:30:50 PM
Wow, what an archive of knowledge, definitely going to get lost in this for the next few hours.

Wish I had some +merit left for you as I know this must have taken a long time to collate.


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: vit05 on October 09, 2018, 07:23:00 PM
The first documented sale of rhodium bullion for Bitcoin :D
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=108331.0

Thats expensive stuff !

I've added it to the OP

https://i.imgur.com/0VJsTyU.png

He paid 9BTC. That is, today it would cost almost 60k USD. This is cool as a curiosity, but it should never discourage using BTC for transactions like this. On the contrary, it should stimulate. But often cases like this or that pizza make us think several times before spending any BTC we own. This is sad

 1 GRAM RHODIUM COIN = US $162,95 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-GRAM-RHODIUM-COIN-COHEN-MINT-PURE-99-9-Rh-999-BULLION-RARE-METALS-USA-/322971476472)


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: xtraelv on October 26, 2018, 01:11:09 PM
The first documented sale of rhodium bullion for Bitcoin :D
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=108331.0

Thats expensive stuff !

I've added it to the OP

https://i.imgur.com/0VJsTyU.png

He paid 9BTC. That is, today it would cost almost 60k USD. This is cool as a curiosity, but it should never discourage using BTC for transactions like this. On the contrary, it should stimulate. But often cases like this or that pizza make us think several times before spending any BTC we own. This is sad

 1 GRAM RHODIUM COIN = US $162,95 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-GRAM-RHODIUM-COIN-COHEN-MINT-PURE-99-9-Rh-999-BULLION-RARE-METALS-USA-/322971476472)

It is the people that use bitcoin and altcoins as a means of exchange that will eventually assist it to become adopted by the masses.

My theory is that when BTC reaches a high value it will become more stable and trading will be done in satoshi increments or BTC will be used for inter exchange transactions but other crypto will be used for smaller transactions.

I have also paid phenomenal amounts for items purchased with BTC and items purchased with altcoins. But I have also paid minuscule amounts for BTC and ETH at times and mined coins at a fraction of their current value. Some of the items I purchased now have great sentiment value. Someone once said to me:" Shit happens in crypto trading. If you have regrets then you should not buy Crypto."

If you buy something with BTC and you feel you might regret it - just buy more BTC.


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: The Pharmacist on October 26, 2018, 01:27:50 PM
If you buy something with BTC and you feel you might regret it - just buy more BTC.
I suppose that would be sound advice for something that could only be purchased with crypto.  If that's not the case, using fiat makes a hell of a lot more sense.  Spending bitcoin just to spend it has always been a silly concept to me, but I'm one of those folks who believes bitcoin is more an investment asset than a currency.

The first documented sale of rhodium bullion for Bitcoin :D
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=108331.0
And that thread also demonstrates people were being bitches to each other on bitcointalk even back in 2012.  Everyone seemed a lot friendlier in the first couple years of this forum's existence from the threads I've read from that time period.  

Edit:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;threads;u=52741;sa=showPosts
eg https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140484.0
Aw man, I was a lurker here when MPOE-PR was still active, and I thought he wrote some of the best posts.  He was a complete bastard and used to mercilessly give people the smackdown, but MPOE-PR knew how to write.  I think by the time I registered in 2015, he'd already been banned, and I don't know the whole story behind that.  He had a great avatar, too.


Title: Re: The most iconic bitcointalk threads. History on Bitcointalk.
Post by: Last of the V8s on October 26, 2018, 01:47:18 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;threads;u=52741;sa=showPosts
eg https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140484.0

edit for pharma: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=552981.msg6025913#msg6025913