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October 11, 2013, 04:10:10 AM
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I started a thread on reddit but i'm hoping for others to chime in.
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1o6xye/its_bitcoins_5th_birthday_soon_help_me_compile_a/

When is it Bitcoin's official birthday?
My opinion is that Bitcoin was born with the release of Satoshi's whitepaper on 1st Nov 2008.

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October 11, 2013, 04:16:58 AM
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I started a thread on reddit but i'm hoping for others to chime in.
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1o6xye/its_bitcoins_5th_birthday_soon_help_me_compile_a/

When is it Bitcoin's official birthday?
My opinion is that Bitcoin was born with the release of Satoshi's whitepaper on 1st Nov 2008.

thats when bitcoin was conceived

its birth must be the genesis block


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October 11, 2013, 04:20:16 AM
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Know any place we can buy cake for bitcoins?

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October 11, 2013, 04:21:55 AM
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Know any place we can buy cake for bitcoins?

Cupcakes?

http://cupsandcakesbakery.com/2012/10/buy-cupcakes-with-bitcoins/

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October 11, 2013, 04:34:23 AM
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I started a thread on reddit but i'm hoping for others to chime in.
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1o6xye/its_bitcoins_5th_birthday_soon_help_me_compile_a/

When is it Bitcoin's official birthday?
My opinion is that Bitcoin was born with the release of Satoshi's whitepaper on 1st Nov 2008.

thats when bitcoin was conceived

its birth must be the genesis block



I would have thought conception was the moment Satoshi started thinking it through and *began* writing the whitepaper. The gestation period would have been the time between conception and releasing the idea to the world (ie, birth) with the whitepaper.

Wouldnt that make the genesis block our Bitcoin baby's first words?

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October 11, 2013, 05:20:12 AM
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I started a thread on reddit but i'm hoping for others to chime in.
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1o6xye/its_bitcoins_5th_birthday_soon_help_me_compile_a/

When is it Bitcoin's official birthday?
My opinion is that Bitcoin was born with the release of Satoshi's whitepaper on 1st Nov 2008.

thats when bitcoin was conceived

its birth must be the genesis block



I would have thought conception was the moment Satoshi started thinking it through and *began* writing the whitepaper. The gestation period would have been the time between conception and releasing the idea to the world (ie, birth) with the whitepaper.

Wouldnt that make the genesis block our Bitcoin baby's first words?

i don't see that way

the white paper is the DNA needed to create the actual thing,

bitcoin wasn't born until it that DNA was used to create it

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October 11, 2013, 05:31:20 AM
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I started a thread on reddit but i'm hoping for others to chime in.
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1o6xye/its_bitcoins_5th_birthday_soon_help_me_compile_a/

When is it Bitcoin's official birthday?
My opinion is that Bitcoin was born with the release of Satoshi's whitepaper on 1st Nov 2008.

thats when bitcoin was conceived

its birth must be the genesis block



I would have thought conception was the moment Satoshi started thinking it through and *began* writing the whitepaper. The gestation period would have been the time between conception and releasing the idea to the world (ie, birth) with the whitepaper.

Wouldnt that make the genesis block our Bitcoin baby's first words?

i don't see that way

the white paper is the DNA needed to create the actual thing,

bitcoin wasn't born until it that DNA was used to create it

OK, I think you win with that one.

So that puts Bitcoin's birthday at 3rd Jan 2009 with the genesis block.

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October 11, 2013, 06:04:39 AM
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Know any place we can buy cake for bitcoins?

I was the first to use Walmart.



Come to think of it, that fuckin' cake cost me over $2,000, for I went to Walmart to pick up that order and it was in front that department three officers wanted to speak to me about pulling in front of some broad on the phone. That episode turned into a big mess and now I have to have an SR22 insurance.
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October 11, 2013, 07:11:13 AM
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Would anyone be able to find the first BTC transaction? Or is it impossible to go that far back?

It would be pretty cool!
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October 11, 2013, 07:20:15 AM
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https://blockchain.info/tx/4a5e1e4baab89f3a32518a88c31bc87f618f76673e2cc77ab2127b7afdeda33b

https://blockchain.info/block-index/1

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October 11, 2013, 04:13:26 PM
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Since wood is the traditional 5th anniversary gift, I better get start on his barn wood shrine.

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October 11, 2013, 06:46:25 PM
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So that puts Bitcoin's birthday at 3rd Jan 2009 with the genesis block.


Odd...

Both blockchain.info (http://blockchain.info/blocks/1231459200411)

and blockexplorer.com (http://blockexplorer.com/block/00000000839a8e6886ab5951d76f411475428afc90947ee320161bbf18eb6048)

give a date of 2009-01-09.

EDIT: Nevermind. Those are for block #1, the first block that was actually MINED. Can't forget about Block #0 though, the foundation for the subsequent blocks. Dang programmers! (of which I am one, so you'd have thought I'd have seen this....)

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October 11, 2013, 06:55:43 PM
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Would anyone be able to find the first BTC transaction? Or is it impossible to go that far back?

It would be pretty cool!

I assume you mean the first *spend*? Good question; it's possible to find it, but neither of the two main block explorers are set up to give that detail right off--you'd have to do some blockchain analysis. Someone posted a fast C++ analyzer a while back, so I'm sure the answer is forthcoming.

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October 11, 2013, 07:58:10 PM
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The genesis block (that is block 0 not 1) is hardcoded in the code with the time stamp 1231006505 seconds in unix epoch, that is:

Sat, 03 Jan 2009 18:15:05 GMT
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October 11, 2013, 08:10:36 PM
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The first non-coinbase transaction happened in block 170 and it was a payment to Hal Finney IIRC.

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October 11, 2013, 08:27:30 PM
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The first non-coinbase transaction happened in block 170 and it was a payment to Hal Finney IIRC.

...of which some have claimed Satoshi purchased from himself to further show proof of concept.
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October 11, 2013, 08:28:02 PM
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for those comparing satoshi history to biology of human reproduction:

conception - putting words to paper
basically the whitepaper is the act of sex, without sex there would be not child without whitepaper there would be no code.

gestation period - paper translates to programming
white paper becomes code / sperm and egg become fertilised (embryo)
first compiled code / baby's first ultrasound showing it has 10 toes and 10 fingers(embryo becomes foetus)

foetus is born - first sign of the blockchain (block zero)

its first laugh,cry - block 1 (first spent coin)

babys first tooth (no longer relying on mothers teet) - first non coinbase transaction

so the question is the 3rd of january is the day of birth.

right now due to all the uncertainty of regulation i would say bitcoin is at its 'terrible twos' (toddler stage) just starting to fight off authority (toddler tantrums).  so its interacting with other small scale merchants (goes to kindergarten / play-school / nursery)

soon it will go mainstream (school age)

then it will go through its biggest asset competing phase against FIAT/rare metals (teenage rebel stage)

P.S - its true what they say, women are most susceptible to getting pregnant again straight after birth (altcoins)

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October 12, 2013, 02:12:23 PM
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So I will be making a cake for it's birthday! 3 january uh? I will be ready for it.

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October 12, 2013, 11:31:37 PM
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I'm glad it's Jan 3rd. Lot's of celebrations and partying happening around that time!

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October 13, 2013, 01:07:10 AM
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How do we get an international day of recognition for bitcoin going? Tongue

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