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February 27, 2017, 05:23:41 PM
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Hi!

I need some help as I'm trying to understand what was happening to Bitcoins at the very beginning, namely in the period 2009-01-25 (when v.0.1.3 was released) until 2009-11-22, when the Bitcoin forum started.

From the Bitcoin blocks (<30000) the difficulty was still unchanged, so it seems that very few people were mining Bitcoins with their CPUs, probably less than 5 people?

But what I'd like to know is what was happening to Nakamoto and the code, wasn't there some email correspondence with developers? Like Martti Malmi and others? Ten months is so much, but still it seems there is no information about that period.

Any reference/link would be deeply appreciated.

Nicola

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February 27, 2017, 05:30:23 PM
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http://p2pfoundation.ning.com/forum/topics/bitcoin-open-source
http://p2pfoundation.ning.com/forum/topics/bitcoin-open-source?commentId=2003008%3AComment%3A9493
http://p2pfoundation.ning.com/forum/topics/bitcoin-open-source?commentId=2003008%3AComment%3A9562

Maybe there is more but they haven't been made public, anyway, check out his posts in the p2pfoundation forum.

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February 27, 2017, 05:36:28 PM
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Get yourself a copy of 'Digital Gold' by Nathaniel Popper. The latter stuff is kind of irrelevant, but it's very good at covering the earliest stages.

And you're right. It was very extremely quiet for quite some time. Via passages in that book you could tell that Satoshi got very excited if one person showed the slightest interest.

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February 27, 2017, 05:47:10 PM
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As far as I know, the release of bitcoin was a fair one, that means that everyone was free to mine it (so not secretly mined) and add contributions into the code.

Satoshi released it in some sort of forum/mailing list for people to look at, but of course, nobody gave a fuck back then, which is why the few that got interested since the begining are not multi millionaires.

I wonder who the first 10 people ever to own bitcoin were.

1 must be satoshi, 2 must be Hal Finney.. not sure about the rest??

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February 27, 2017, 05:53:11 PM
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Get yourself a copy of 'Digital Gold' by Nathaniel Popper. The latter stuff is kind of irrelevant, but it's very good at covering the earliest stages.

And you're right. It was very extremely quiet for quite some time. Via passages in that book you could tell that Satoshi got very excited if one person showed the slightest interest.

i say Hal was more than enough.
and he was running, mining, testing and contributing from early days Smiley

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February 27, 2017, 06:33:23 PM
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I think in the beginning it was only Hal Finney and Satoshi passing bitcoins between them and then guys like Gavin came on board later on. The

real push, came after the "Pizza" deal, when people realized bitcoins had real value.  Grin ... Most of the early discussions were on another forum,

and this forum came much later... right.  Huh

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February 27, 2017, 07:32:38 PM
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From the Bitcoin blocks (<30000) the difficulty was still unchanged, so it seems that very few people were mining Bitcoins with their CPUs, probably less than 5 people?

I wonder who the first 10 people ever to own bitcoin were.

1 must be satoshi, 2 must be Hal Finney.. not sure about the rest??

Satoshi, Hal, and |)ruid were there at the beginning. It is thought there were at least another 9 (unknown) users as far as we know, up until block 1000.
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February 27, 2017, 07:52:24 PM
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I think in the beginning it was only Hal Finney and Satoshi passing bitcoins between them and then guys like Gavin came on board later on. The

real push, came after the "Pizza" deal, when people realized bitcoins had real value.  Grin ... Most of the early discussions were on another forum,

and this forum came much later... right.  Huh
The forum we are in came at a later time and earlier it was hosted somewhere else ,i forgot that place now. Pizza deal was quite famous and he really made a good headline with the offer and within months the price started rising and people started noticing bitcoin after making the headline .But i am sure no one really thought that the price would reach these values .


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February 27, 2017, 08:50:33 PM
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Some forum background here - https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/BitcoinTalk

This is the initial Bitcoin forum - http://bitcoin.sourceforge.net/boards/index.php but it's not accessible. I'm sure it used to be but perhaps I'm imagining that. If it was in my lifetime I'm sure someone would've preserved it.

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February 28, 2017, 04:11:35 PM
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Satoshi, Hal, and |)ruid were there at the beginning. It is thought there were at least another 9 (unknown) users as far as we know, up until block 1000.

Thanks, that's a cool analysis.

Get yourself a copy of 'Digital Gold' by Nathaniel Popper. The latter stuff is kind of irrelevant, but it's very good at covering the earliest stages.

And you're right. It was very extremely quiet for quite some time. Via passages in that book you could tell that Satoshi got very excited if one person showed the slightest interest.

I took it and started reading it.

So indeed it seems that nothing was really happening apart from a bunch of people testing Bitcoins. I can believe it, even though somehow it doesn't fit the apparent productivity of Nakamoto.

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