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October 19, 2012, 12:17:08 AM
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I have a proposal for a new celebration called "Halving Day".

The celebration would coincide with the Bitcoin block halving that occurs once every 4 years.  Given the random nature of blocks being found, the day cannot be set until probably a few months before the actual day.

The purpose of the celebration is to simply get together with fellow bitcoiners and celebrate this wonderful invention called Bitcoin.  I would like to see large organised events similar in nature to what we see for New Years celebrations around the world.

Similar to New Years, there could be a live broadcast on a big screen (see bitcoinclock.com) or loud speaker that announces the first halved block in realtime for a bit of arbitrary back slapping and high five'ing.

Other activities could be combined into the celebrations, maybe charity fund raises or company announcements or awards ceremonies..

If nothing else, even just printing some posters saying "happy halving day", or wishing strangers in the street a "happy halving day".

Eventually I would like to see this event become as popular as other 4 year events like the Olympics and World Cup.

So lets get ready to celebrate the inaugural Halving Day in 6 weeks time on the 30-Nov-2012.

Happy halving day!
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October 19, 2012, 12:23:23 AM
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Yup. Not a currency. A religion.

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October 19, 2012, 12:28:58 AM
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lets print t-shirts!
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October 19, 2012, 12:32:41 AM
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i'll attend.

That's like saying you'll attend Christmas or New Years.. The day is coming regardless who attends what, its how you choose to celebrate that makes it a memorable day Smiley
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October 19, 2012, 04:19:21 AM
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hah good idea. Hopefully the value increases with this halving.

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October 19, 2012, 04:29:57 AM
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Do we get to break bitcoin-themed piñatas in half?

Bonus points if it's possible to piñata-hop to get more than your share of candy.  Wink

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October 19, 2012, 06:02:51 AM
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Firecrackers.. Cheesy C@ke  Cheesy Livestream  Wink

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October 19, 2012, 06:20:31 AM
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perhaps the value has been already doubled from 5 to 10$. Do you expect to reach 15-20$ ?

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October 19, 2012, 07:17:06 AM
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We've been thinking about this for a while, the proper event for the occasion is of course a block party.

In fact the exact date cannot be set until 4 days before the event. (Or more precisely, 4 days before the event you have a 24-hour window for when the event is 99.7% likely to occur, and a 16-hour window for 95.5%.)

When block 209999 is found the countdown starts: "600, 600, 600, 600, ... Happy block year!"

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October 19, 2012, 07:46:42 AM
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Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/373994146013508/

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October 19, 2012, 07:51:00 AM
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Yup. Not a currency. A religion.

Bitcoin is great and Satoshi is his prophet.

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October 19, 2012, 08:55:08 AM
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Yup. Not a currency. A religion.

Bitcoin is great and Satoshi is his prophet.

No, Satoshi is the messiah whose return is eagerly awaited.

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October 19, 2012, 09:19:48 AM
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Yup. Not a currency. A religion.

Bitcoin is great and Satoshi is his prophet.

No, Satoshi is the messiah whose return is eagerly awaited.

True, and when he will finally get caught, sold out by one one of his closets followers for 30 BTC and get killed on a electric chair, this shall be the new symbol of our religion.



Of course there will always be the one that believe it wasn't the real Satoshi and his return has yet to come.

And the ones believing he got resurrected and ascented into the blockchain, but that are just crazy people.

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October 19, 2012, 09:48:53 AM
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And everyone gets cosbycoins!

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October 19, 2012, 11:40:44 AM
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We've been thinking about this for a while, the proper event for the occasion is of course a block party.

In fact the exact date cannot be set until 4 days before the event. (Or more precisely, 4 days before the event you have a 24-hour window for when the event is 99.7% likely to occur, and a 16-hour window for 95.5%.)

When block 209999 is found the countdown starts: "600, 600, 600, 600, ... Happy block year!"

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October 19, 2012, 11:58:15 AM
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You're all crazy.

Yes. I like this.

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October 19, 2012, 12:53:52 PM
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And everyone gets cosbycoins!

Cosbycoins for the kids, Spekulatius Coins for the adults!

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October 19, 2012, 02:56:23 PM
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Yup. Not a currency. A religion.

Perhaps... but unlike most religions we believe in something that is real and works.
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October 19, 2012, 03:42:11 PM
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lets print t-shirts!

Aye. Like...

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October 19, 2012, 04:13:38 PM
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I'd drink to that. Hell, I already drink every day, might as well have an excuse!

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