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June 30, 2011, 12:21:32 AM
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Firstbits.com makes addresses easy to remember and share. More info in this thread.

I think the most valuable use will be for in-person bitcoin transactions, but it is useful online too, especially where space is limited.

Under your avatar is a good place to put your firstbits.

To get 2 cents:
1. Go to firstbits.com and look up the firstbits of one of your addresses, the address must be in the chain so that it has a firstbits address. You can pick a used address or your can send any amount to yourself at a new address.
2. Put "Firstbits: [your firstbits]" or Firstbits.com/[your firstbits] in the "personal text" section of your profile.
3. Post in this thread to make sure I notice you.
4. Wait until Friday when I start paying. I'll keep watching through the weekend in case you see this thread late.

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June 30, 2011, 12:41:41 AM
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Participating.

Too bad you didn't pick up a shorter domain name, it would have been a neat address shortener.

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June 30, 2011, 12:42:45 AM
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1lxap works for me!

It's a neat concept, but how well does it scale?
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June 30, 2011, 12:52:23 AM
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Participating.

Too bad you didn't pick up a shorter domain name, it would have been a neat address shortener.

It is the neatest address shortener. The rule is simple and anyone can implement it. I imagine a desktop widget, a chrome extension, a mobile phone app, and integration in webwallets. Anyone is welcome to make fb.it or whatever they have access to and do conversions there.

FirstBits.com is not assigning your firstbits address, it is figuring it out. A Bitcoin address' firstbits is the starting string that differentiates it from all previous addresses in the chain.

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June 30, 2011, 12:52:44 AM
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1lxap works for me!

It's a neat concept, but how well does it scale?

Scale in what way?

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June 30, 2011, 12:53:57 AM
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Added!
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June 30, 2011, 01:03:52 AM
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Giving this a try.

Whats the risk of having 2 addresses with the same 1st 5 characters? Or does the Firstbits shortener check for that and assign a different 5 character address if that 5 character combo is already taken?

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found the answer on the About page. http://firstbits.com/about.php
Should have looked there first

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When you enter a Bitcoin address:

- We convert any uppercase letters in the address to lowercase.
- We compare your address to all addresses appearing in the same block or before yours in the block chain.
- We return as many characters as needed to differentiate your address from the others. This is your firstbits address.

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June 30, 2011, 01:45:39 AM
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June 30, 2011, 03:26:39 AM
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I'm always game for some free money. Added.
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June 30, 2011, 03:37:29 AM
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Done.

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June 30, 2011, 02:13:56 PM
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I actually *wanted* to put it there, but didn't know about that "Personal text" in the configuration. Great!! Seems that linking with [ url= ] isn't supported tho...

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June 30, 2011, 04:09:40 PM
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Done.

http://bitcoogle.com/ (http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=27354.0)
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June 30, 2011, 04:50:29 PM
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I won't admit how many of my addresses I've tried... to find one with four characters. I had to settle for one of many five characters. Sad

These'll be vanity identifiers in the future. Soon, there will be a market selling short addresses (along with fraudsters keeping the private key).

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June 30, 2011, 05:03:57 PM
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Firstbits: 12345

How did you come across that? Did you run a script? (check out this: http://firstbits.com/1111 )

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June 30, 2011, 05:05:15 PM
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Like this?

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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June 30, 2011, 05:09:28 PM
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Btw, if anyone wants to use multiple lines, you can try inserting a few " " (that's U+2003) wherever you want a new line (obviously you should test after setting your text to see if it really gets linewrapped)

Other spaces work too, but i think that one is the biggest (please correct me if i'm wrong)

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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June 30, 2011, 05:13:31 PM
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Done.

Now I know I wasted 1 night remembering my regular bitcoin my address Sad
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June 30, 2011, 05:24:01 PM
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Firstbits: 12345

How did you come across that?

By using the vanity patch (compilation required) and a couple of hours of CPU time.

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June 30, 2011, 06:06:48 PM
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Btw, for how long do you want me to keep it like that to receive my money? (i don't plan on changing it soon, i'm asking just in case for some reason later on i feel like doing somthing else with my personal text that would require me to remove the firstbits)

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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June 30, 2011, 06:15:37 PM
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added to my signature

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