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I have been on the forum relatively for a long time, for almost one year already, the pioneers have experienced many events with him, for many this forum helped to change their lives radically, certainly,  he is unique and like him can not exist..

As a beginner, I sometimes find in him artifacts of the past days, and I feel at the same time as an archaeologist, who just saw the Egyptian pyramid in the first. I decided to share this with you:


And so, exhibit number 1,
Satoshi Nakamoto's bitcointalk profile,


 
it was hard for me to imagine that before he became anonymous, he was at this forum and communicated with people as a mere mortal. You can even read the history of his messages, the last time he was at the forum in December 2010.


Exhibit#2
HODL
this is not a profile, but the topic on the forum, if you were interested in where the expression HODL came from, then here is the source ,



the usual situation, a man touched whiskey and made a typo in the word, in the post he very convincingly explains the advantages of HOLDING before daily trading.


Exhibit#3
pirateat40
 as it is known Satoshi has one million bitcoins in his wallet, which still was not moving, but there is one forum member who had 500,000 bitcoins, it's "pirateat40", but this money was not his, as far as I know he organized Ponzi scheme, collected bitcoins, and then safely disappeared, he left only his profile,



At that time, these bitcoins evaluation was about $ 5 million, the SEC (The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission) was looking for it but to no avail, the bitcoins were missed through the mixer sites. By the way, "A Pirate Looks At Forty" is a song performed by Jimmy Buffett.

  As I found out later this guy was caught after all, his name was Trendon Shavers,  he was sentenced to one-and-a-half years in prison. Now he supports himself as a cook. Prosecutors said from 2011 to 2012, Shavers, raised at least 764,000 bitcoins, which at the time were worth more than $4.5 million.


 Here is another interesting post which was made by Hal Finney, where he tells his story, this man was among  of the first who started to support bitcoin's network, most likely second after Satoshi, as he claims started doing it from the 70th block, often corresponded with the creator of bitcoin, most of the correspondence was about bugs, Satoshi quickly eliminated them. He said about Satoshi:
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Today, Satoshi's true identity has become a mystery. But at the time, I thought I was dealing with a young man of Japanese ancestry who was very smart and sincere. I've had the good fortune to know many brilliant people over the course of my life, so I recognize the signs.
Also he received Satoshi's first test transaction of 10 BTC, Hal Finney only maintained the network for a few days, but then he got tired of the processor overheating, and the cooler noise, so he turned it off. Then in 2010, he heard about bitcoin again, and was surprised by its cost. Unfortunately, Hal Finney fell ill with an incurable disease. He decided to freeze his body with Cryopreservation, at a time when he lost the opportunity to communicate with others. Legally, he was declared dead. He began to spend bitcoin at the time when its price reached $ 100, but did not sell everything, he bequeathed to his son those that left.



Well, probably the most famous story about buying two pizzas for bitcoins, in 2010 a man with a forum nickname "laszlo" offered 10,000 bitcoins to someone who will orderer him two pizzas.
The next day, user "jercos" responded and ordered him two pizzas, for which he received the promised 10 thousand BTC at his wallet. In any case, I would not call this a completely stupid purchase, since at that time 10,000 bitcoins cost about 41 dollars, it would be unlikely that Laszlo kept them long enough to become rich, but would most likely dump them on the first pump, as most people usually do, and so
he got into the history  for only $ 41.




   TradeFortress created a free online bitcoin wallet (Inputs.io), this wallet was hacked, 4000 bitcoins were stolen on October 24 of 2013, TradeFortress did not have any bitcoins stored in a cold wallet. After hack, he did not shut down the site, he did not move any of the coins to a cold wallet, he did not report the theft to local authorities, he did not notify any depositors, and he did not stop any new users from depositing to his site., on November 8, 2013 the service was hacked again, this time the hacker stole 160 bitcoins.
  After everything become known TradeFortress announced that he will partially compensate for the losses, by its own admission, he did it from the deposits of new users, who, without suspecting anything, continued to transfer bitcoins.
   For example, the most affected: DumbFruit, he lost 955.24 BTC, got 199.38 BTC in compensation.
   The personality of TradeFortress for the general public remains unknown, in one telephone interview he said  about his age: “I’m over 18 but not much over." It is also unknown if those hacks were fabricated by himself or not.



   Vitalik is a very mysterious person, very little is known about him, only a few facts are reliably established: he loves cats, he is not giving away free Ethereum (at least he claims so), he can give a high kick for a fiat Money and he has a profile on the bitcointalk forum, the last time it was active: June 30, 2016.



8 years ago, the programmer Laszlo Hanyecz, with forum nickname laszlo, made the first-ever known purchase for bitcoins, he bought two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoins.  Pizzas was sold by Jeremy Sturdivant, known by the nickname Jercos (he did not have a bitcointalk profile, this profile is from IRC (Internet Relay Chat)).

Later each year on May 22, the bitcoin community began to celebrate "Bitcoin Pizza Day".

I think Laszlo Hanyecz  do not regrets about  purchase, since he said that later he cashed all his bitcoins when the price reached one dollar, then he was able to buy himself a new computer.

According to the seller of pizza - Jercos, who at that time was 19 years old, he sold his bitcoins when its walue increased ten times, that is for $ 400. Most likely, judging by the history of transactions, he did so in July 2010, just at that time bitcoin increased in price by 10 times, from $ 0.008 BTC to $ 0.08 for BTC. Jercos now works as an engineer-developer of Inovonics Inc, the company is engaged in radio equipment.

Here is the transaction for 10 000 BTC:
https://blockchain.info/tx/a1075db55d416d3ca199f55b6084e2115b9345e16c5cf302fc80e9d5fbf5d48d

In general, as I thought, most of the bitcoin millionaires became them only because they did not keep track of BTC growth, and those who kept in the course of events earned a little.

Laszlo Hanyecz continued his business, 8 years ago he proved that bitcoin can be used as a currency, but in 2017 it was again questioned, as the price for the transaction sometimes reached $ 200. In 2018, he again proved that you can buy pizza for bitcoins, using the lightning network, he spent 0.00649 BTC for two pizzas, or $ 67, and the price for the transaction was 6 cents.





It is known that Mt. Gox exchange was hacked, almost all bitcoins were stolen, and the consequences of this are haunting us all till now, but here is one of the stories about what was happening on this exchange before the main hack:




The forum has a thread with the title “I'm Kevin, here's my side”.  In which the user toasty tells how once he saw that gigantic sell order was burning through the bids at exchange, the price dropped from 17.5$ dollars to 10$, Mt. Gox processed orders slowly, it all lasted a minutes, there were many orders to buy bitcoin for $ 0.01, so he placed his order for $ 0.0101, the exchange was heavily lagging, but with some effort, he managed to place that order, then The site stopped responding completely, when he got back in, he saw this message:

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06/19/11 17:51  Bought BTC  259 684.77 for 0.0101

He realized that these bitcoins were most likely from hacking and wanted to behave as honestly as possible, especially since on the eve he sent his id documents for passing verification. There was a limit for withdrawal, but there was a bug that allowed you to withdraw $ 1000 many times in a day, he could also sell a huge number of bitcoins, lower the price again to 0.01 cents, and withdraw all bitcoins fitting in the daily limit, but he did not do it, he only withdraw 643 bitcoins. He hoped until the end that he would be let to keep these BTC, but there where decision to roll back all transactions, and Kevin gained only 643 BTC.



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How many Bitcoins do Satoshi Nakamoto have?
It is often possible to hear that Satoshi has 1 million bitcoins, but is it so?

The fact is that there is not one address on which there would be 1 million. It is only known that most of the first 36,000 blocks were found using a single computer, which could only belong to Satoshi, the reward for the block was 50 coins at that time, for each block reward a new address was created with 50 coins, 63% percent of these addresses are untouched up to now, which suggests that they are all belong to Satoshi, and this is 1,148,800 bitcoins.

If we calculate their value for today, it turns out that Satoshi has $ 6.8 billion in bitcoin, $ 0.76 billion in Bitcoin Cash, and insignificant sums in all other forks.

In theory, Satoshi can safely transfer a bit of bitcoins, to pay his bills for the Internet for example, and remain unnoticed, or rather we will not know exactly that it was his addresses.

Here is the address of the very first block (Genesis block):

1A1zP1eP5QGefi2DMPTfTL5SLmv7DivfNa

People still send bitcoins to that address, as a sign of respect, initially there were 50 coins, but people sent another 16.84 in 1264 transactions, now there are 66.84 coins.

Interesting fact is that the block reward is unspendable in the genesis block address, but the funds that have subsequently been sent to that address can be spent by Satoshi, assuming he has the associated private key.

Also in this block there is an encrypted message from the creator of bitcoin:


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"The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks".


Probably, Satoshi showed in that way that he is ironic about the banking sector.



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Dread Pirate Roberts or Silk Road
As it turned out, this is a very interesting story, it has many different events and details, but I'll try to convey the whole point briefly.

Ross William Ulbricht is known under the pseudonym — Dread Pirate Roberts and currently he is serving life imprisonment in the United States, without the right for parole.



Ulbricht was one of the first who realized the potential of combining Bitcoin and the Tor network, he created Silk Road (the anonymous trading platform), where it was possible to trade everything, except for those things that in his opinion could harm people, but at the same time, the main purpose with which it was created is the drug trade.

  How this can be combined?
 
According to the creator, site was supposed to relieve the drug trade from violence. People could make an order and receive the goods by mail. There was no need for buyers to visit dangerous places, also in street vendors and gang’s showdown. And actually — it worked, the police noted that with the appearance of Silk Road, the number of violent crimes related to drug trafficking has decreased. Also, Ulbricht was fond of libertarianism, whose ideas also embodied his site, he believed that all power is based on violence, in cryptography violence is useless, it is not capable of solving a mathematical problem, so with its help people get freedom from the authorities in which they are free to do what they want. Dread Pirate Roberts constantly wrote on the forum different manifestos, libertarian and philosophical computations.

In total there was $ 1.2 billion turnovers through the site. He had access to the bitcoins of the users and could escape with them at any time, but he did not do it, so he was trusted. There are many people who consider him as a hero, as well as those who consider him a criminal.

Dread Pirate Roberts is a fictional character from the novel "The Princess Bride", the choice fell on this pseudonym because in the novel it was constantly transferred from one person to another.

In addition to accusations of drug trafficking, hacking attacks and money laundering, Ulrich was also accused of attempting to order murders of people who could disclose information threatening Silk Road, one of these murders was directed against the administrator of this site, which was caught by the FBI and he was forced to cooperate (FBI agent wormed into the trust to this administrator, according to legend, he wanted to sell a consignment of drugs in 10 kg. as a result, this agent managed to get the address of the administrator). The murder was ordered from the profile of Dread Pirate Roberts, but the executor was also an FBI agent. As evidence of the execution of the order, fabricated photographs were provided, after which payment was obtained in bitcoins, in the equivalent of $ 80,000. As a result, no one of the orders was executed, and no one was killed. Ulbricht said that some admins also had access to Dread Pirate Roberts account and allegedly these orders were made by them, as a result his guilt was not proven.

In the history of Ulbricht's correspondence with the site's administrators, it was possible to read that he sometimes joked over users of his site who became addicted.

Ulbricht was hunted down and caught by the FBI, he was detained in the public library, from which he went online, he was logged in by the name of Dread Pirate Roberts. Also in his laptop was found bitcoins for 3 million dollars.

After the closure of the Silk Road site, many similar ones began to appear, and instead of one trading platform, dozens appeared, the authorities are still fighting with them.



№12-22

kirreev070 , decided to help me with the topik and added the profiles of users who made a great contribution to the development of the blockchain, here are the links:

12-18https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3247239.msg43937580#msg43937580
19-22https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3247239.msg43937580#msg43937580



№23
The best faucet

User AlexMay, told in this post, about a magical faucet, with the help of which anyone could earn a lambo in 5 minutes. The post is in Russian, so I decided to make a translation, because consider it is interesting.



I remembered another amusing fact from those times when bitcoin cost a penny.

What do you think, what was the payment of the very first bitcoin-faucet?

5BTC!

I learned this by stumbling upon a topic:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1365217.0

The crane was created by the crypto-enthusiast and Bitcoin Foundation participant — Gavin Andresen, in order to popularize bitcoin among the "broad masses of the population", mining of which became unavailable due to increasing difficulty.
To get 5BTC it was necessary to go to the site (which did not have any advertising at all!), Confirm "humanity" with captcha, enter the bitcoin-address and click on the " Get Some!" button.

The web.archive.org website contains sample pages of this faucet. Here is the oldest, dated July 3, 2010:
http://web.archive.org/web/20100703032414/http://freebitcoins.appspot.com:80/

Screenshot:


"I distribute 5 bitcoins to each visitor, just solve the captcha, enter the bitcoin address and click Get Some!"

For those who wished to support Andresen’s idea, it was proposed to transfer the feasible amount to the address  15VjRaDX9zpbA8LVnbrCAFzrVzN7ixHNsC.
According to  https://blockchain.info/address/15VjRaDX9zpbA8LVnbrCAFzrVzN7ixHNsC,the total amount of donations was 19715 BTC.

As the bitcoin rate rises, the faucet payoff has decreased to 0.05BTC as early as August 2010, and to 0.02BTC in 2011. Then the faucet closed, forever ...

P.S. Look at the screenshot. In the button "Get Some!".
Here she is!
This coveted button "Money!", Which was searched for crowds of newcomers, here, on the forum, at the end of last year.

P.P.S. I repent and sin!
Entering the crane in the web archive, entered the address, captcha, clicked "Get Some!", And ...




№25
Vitalik Buterin's wallets

Most likely Vitalik's stash lies on these wallets:

0xAb5801a7D398351b8bE11C439e05C5B3259aeC9B
0x1Db3439a222C519ab44bb1144fC28167b4Fa6EE6

I heard that Vitalik acknowledged in one of the quarrels that these were his wallets, but I haven’t yet found any confirmation about that.

Also I have herd rumors that he sold his Ethereum at the peak of the price, as did Charlie Lee (Litecoin founder), who sold and donated all his LTCs in December 2017, just when the Litecoin price was at its peak (more than $ 300). According to him, he did this so that he would no longer receive accusations of price manipulation.


But, as we see, Vitalik keeps his ETH and does not sell them (if this is his wallets ofcourse).


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Some good work indeed.
Exhibit#3 is interesting though.
500,000 BTC!  Roll Eyes
I wonder what is this guy doing now a days?

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This is a great list !

I would like to suggest an addition to this legendary list :

The 10,000 Bitcoins for 2 Pizza's original post  | Link : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137.0

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This is a great list !

I would like to suggest an addition to this legendary list :

The 10,000 Bitcoins for 2 Pizza's original post  | Link : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137.0


I'm not sure if I will call him fool or legend or both.

Fool to spend 10,000 BTC for two pizza
Legend for using BTC as currency at that time when only very few people believed in BTC.

I am having another thought...

Shall I call the guy Legend or the person who accepted 10,000 BTC when people did not believe in bitcoin. He actually took the risk.

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I'm not sure if I will call him fool or legend or both.

Fool to spend 10,000 BTC for two pizza
It's not foolish to sell 1 BTC for $10,000 right now. Just as it made sense back then.

Legend for using BTC as currency at that time when only very few people believed in BTC.
It's one of the events that pushed towards adoption. Doing BTC-to-fiat transactions is necessary.

Why have you made this topic, anyway? Two profiles and a post? Roll Eyes

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This is a great list !

I would like to suggest an addition to this legendary list :

The 10,000 Bitcoins for 2 Pizza's original post  | Link : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137.0


Thanks for the link, I haven’t seen it before, and will defiantly add it in the list Smiley)
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I'm not sure if I will call him fool or legend or both.

Fool to spend 10,000 BTC for two pizza
It's not foolish to sell 1 BTC for $10,000 right now. Just as it made sense back then.

Legend for using BTC as currency at that time when only very few people believed in BTC.
It's one of the events that pushed towards adoption. Doing BTC-to-fiat transactions is necessary.

- Got your point  Cheesy

Why have you made this topic, anyway? Two profiles and a post? Roll Eyes
Asking me?  Huh
I have only one account unfortunately and which is this one I am making this comment  Smiley

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Why have you made this topic, anyway? Two profiles and a post? Roll Eyes
Something like hopelessly effort to earn more merits. Anyway, I highly appreciate his work, which help me to know more about two interesting members of the forum.
The topic show us that merit system changed several members in the forum to better ones (more constructive). I don't want to fall into discussion about which original objectives of this guy to start the topic.
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I'm not sure if I will call him fool or legend or both.

Fool to spend 10,000 BTC for two pizza
It's not foolish to sell 1 BTC for $10,000 right now. Just as it made sense back then.

Legend for using BTC as currency at that time when only very few people believed in BTC.
It's one of the events that pushed towards adoption. Doing BTC-to-fiat transactions is necessary.

- Got your point  Cheesy

To expand on actmyname's point, that post is widely thought to be the first documented example of Bitcoins being exchanged for goods. It's an important historical moment.

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Exhibit#3,
 as it is known Satoshi has one million bitcoins in his wallet, which still was not moving, but there is one forum member who had 500,000 bitcoins, it's "pirateat40", but this money was not his, as far as I know he organized Ponzi scheme, collected bitcoins, and then safely disappeared, he left only his profile,

[img ]http://i.piccy.info/i9/8d4040277ae279d36e815f6e3076b747/1522732934/76494/1233511/Pirateat40.jpg[/img]

Actually he is Trendon Shavers and was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2016. He used about $200k of his customer money for his personal expenses, and likely paid out a lot of what was lost to investors via interest payments.

What he did was far from disappearing....

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Why is it in that stupid format?
I couldn't be bothered to read it.

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Exhibit#3,
 as it is known Satoshi has one million bitcoins in his wallet, which still was not moving, but there is one forum member who had 500,000 bitcoins, it's "pirateat40", but this money was not his, as far as I know he organized Ponzi scheme, collected bitcoins, and then safely disappeared, he left only his profile,

[img ]http://i.piccy.info/i9/8d4040277ae279d36e815f6e3076b747/1522732934/76494/1233511/Pirateat40.jpg[/img]

Actually he is Trendon Shavers and was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2016. He used about $200k of his customer money for his personal expenses, and likely paid out a lot of what was lost to investors via interest payments.

What he did was far from disappearing....

Thanks, I will add that to, if he wasn’t found then it would be a good story about a pirate Smiley
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Why have you made this topic, anyway? Two profiles and a post? Roll Eyes
Because there was all interesting things that I knew on this forum, now I found some more and I will expand this topik.
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 Here is another interesting post which was made by Hal Finney, where he tells his story, this man was among  of the first who started to support bitcoin's network, most likely second after Satoshi, as he claims started doing this from the 70th block, often corresponded with the creator of bitcoin, most of the correspondence was about bugs, Satoshi quickly eliminated them, also he received Satoshi's first test transaction of 10 bitcoins, Hal Finney only maintained the network for a few days, but then he got tired of the processor overheating, and the cooler, so he turned it off. Then in 2010, he heard about bitcoin again, and was surprised by its cost. Unfortunately, Hal Finney fell ill with an incurable disease. He decided to freeze his body with Cryopreservation, at a time when he lost the opportunity to communicate with others. Legally, he was declared dead. He began to spend bitcoin at the time when its price reached $ 100, but did not sell everything, he bequeathed to his son those that left.


Added Hal Finney’s post, and a brief story about him.
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This is a great list !

I would like to suggest an addition to this legendary list :

The 10,000 Bitcoins for 2 Pizza's original post  | Link : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137.0


I'm not sure if I will call him fool or legend or both.

Fool to spend 10,000 BTC for two pizza
Legend for using BTC as currency at that time when only very few people believed in BTC.

I am having another thought...

Shall I call the guy Legend or the person who accepted 10,000 BTC when people did not believe in bitcoin. He actually took the risk.

Several times I have seen people castigate those who made this decision and how foolish they are but the truth is a whole lot of us would probably do the same thing if we are in their position at the time. Today we use bitcoin say .01 btc to buy say cloths but if bitcoin increased to say $50000 later in the future, wouldn't we be close to those people?

One thing they have done is being part of history and that is why they are being talked about today even after several years the decision has been taken and forgotten. What exactly are we also doing to be part of history today because today's actions are history for tomorrow.
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Because there was all interesting things that I knew on this forum, now I found some more and I will expand this topik.
Read my post for further more info. Good old times which would never come back. Surprisingly, I never came across the pirate guy who ran away with 500k btc.  Tongue
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Well, probably the most famous story about buying two pizzas for bitcoins, in 2010 a man with a forum nickname laszlo offered 10,000 bitcoins to someone who ordered him two pizzas.
The next day, user jercos responded and ordered him two pizzas, for which he received the promised 10 thousand BTC at his wallet. In any case, I would not call this a completely stupid purchase, since at that time 10,000 bitcoins cost about 41 dollars, it would be unlikely that Laszlo kept them long enough to become rich, but would most likely dump them on the first pump, as most people usually do, and so
he got into the history  for only $ 40.


Added story about two pizzas.
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Well, probably the most famous story about buying two pizzas for bitcoins, in 2010 a man with a forum nickname laszlo offered 10,000 bitcoins to someone who ordered him two pizzas.
The next day, user jercos responded and ordered him two pizzas, for which he received the promised 10 thousand BTC at his wallet. In any case, I would not call this a completely stupid purchase, since at that time 10,000 bitcoins cost about 41 dollars, it would be unlikely that Laszlo kept them long enough to become rich, but would most likely dump them on the first pump, as most people usually do, and so
he got into the history  for only $ 40.


Added story about two pizzas.

Quite nice for having this thread, I think you also add the LEGENDARY PROFILES of those who are still active and still contributing for the greater good of our bitcoin economy here in our forum...
Looking forward to see some amazing stories from the past such as this one  Grin




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These posts and profiles reminds me of what archaeological data is. I'm sure if finally bitcoin and cryptocurrency gets universal acceptance, satoshi would be mortalized.
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What a great idea of topic, thank you man for doing this. I hope real legends will make their contribution to this topic and this list will be as full as possible.
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Omg, that's great Smiley) I will read about that guy and add him today Smiley) Thank you.
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Omg, that's great Smiley) I will read about that guy and add him today Smiley) Thank you.

Search for inputs.io https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Inputs.io

It'll take forever to find but there's a thread on here about a conversation being held on IRC when inputs.io was first launched and someone asks why would anyone want to start an online wallet service? The answer came back "For the inevitable 'hack' obvs."

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Great Information, it was interesting to read it.

Most of all I liked the pirate story.
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# 5
The 10,000 Bitcoins for 2 Pizza's.what a interesting fact.thank for sharing this and what happen to "jercos" ?
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All of the exhibits are amazing! But as a newbie I have got more interested with that exhibit #2 which made me laugh for a day. Such a funny meme of a drunk man who started it all. I cannot believe that satoshi was also part of this forum and how I wish  he stills active so I can thank him enough for founding bitcoin. I was also touched by Hal's story and indeed inspire me.

Such a great memorable and significant information you got there, OP.

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#4 was new to me

If you would like to add some people, I would suggest Nick Szabo, Roger Ver and Jeff Burwick, though they might be using an alias here.

Nick Szabo for his idea of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts, and the two anarchists who endured being shamed and been promoting bitcoin and other cryptos for a long time.

If they weren't here, I would be sad if they didn't even make a contribution on this forum.

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I'm more interested to that scammer pirateat40 lol he gathered 500K BTC, Imagine what you can do with that amount of money right now. He can probably decide to buy a whole island, run a country and become a president lol. What more could he ask for. If BTC would be $20K again, he could really fund a mining  venture on mars.

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April 10, 2018, 10:47:13 PM
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I laughed a lot on the exhibit no. 2. Is that the real origin of term "hodl"? Are you serious? Grin Well, it seems legit for me since that post is way back 2013. Though it's fumny, I think that drunk man should be recognized and includ on btc's history. Grin

On exhibit no. 4, I feel pity for the pizza buyers that he spent 10K btc. I'm pretty sure they realized that they made a horrible mistake and regret until now. I also wonder, where is the pizza vendor now? I think maybe he's now a millionaire.
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   TradeFortress created a free online bitcoin wallet (Inputs.io), this wallet was hacked, 4000 bitcoins were stolen on October 24 of 2013, TradeFortress did not have any bitcoins stored in a cold wallet, after hack, he did not shut down the site, he did not move any of the coins to a cold wallet, he did not report the theft to local authorities, he did not notify any depositors, and he did not stop any new users from depositing to his site., on November 8, 2013 the service was hacked again, this time the hacker stole 160 bitcoins.
  After everything become known TradeFortress announced that he will partially compensate for the losses, by its own admission, he did it from the deposits of new users, who, without suspecting anything, continued to transfer bitcoins.
   For example, the most affected: DumbFruit, he lost 955.24 BTC, got 199.38 BTC in compensation.
   The personality of TradeFortress for the general public remains unknown, in one telephone interview he said  about his age: “I’m over 18 but not much over." It is also unknown if those hacks were fabricated by himself or not.



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   Vitalik is a very mysterious person, very few people can understand what he is saying and doing, and the majority will never understand. It is prohibited to mention in his presence about the Fiat Money. Very little is known About him, only a few facts are reliably established: he loves cats, he likes sweet and that he has a profile on the bitcointalk forum, the last time it was active: June 30, 2016.


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8 years ago, the programmer Laszlo Hanyecz, with forum nickname laszlo, made the first-ever known purchase for bitcoins, he bought two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoins.  Pizzas was sold by Jeremy Sturdivant, known by the nickname Jercos (he did not have a bitcointalk profile, this profile is from IRC (Internet Relay Chat)).

Later each year on May 22, the bitcoin community began to celebrate "Bitcoin Pizza Day".

I think Laszlo Hanyecz  do not regrets about  purchase, since he said that later he cashed all his bitcoins when the price reached one dollar, then he was able to buy himself a new computer.

According to the seller of pizza - Jercos, who at that time was 19 years old, he sold his bitcoins when its walue increased ten times, that is for $ 400. Most likely, judging by the history of transactions, he did so in July 2010, just at that time bitcoin increased in price by 10 times, from $ 0.008 for BTC to $ 0.08 for BTC. Jercos now works as an engineer-developer of Inovonics Inc, the company is engaged in radio equipment.

Here is the transaction for 10 000 BTC:
https://blockchain.info/tx/a1075db55d416d3ca199f55b6084e2115b9345e16c5cf302fc80e9d5fbf5d48d

In general, as I thought, most of the bitcoin millionaires became them only because they did not kept track of its growth, and those who kept in the course of events earned a little.

Laszlo Hanyecz continued his business, 8 years ago he proved that bitcoin can be used as a currency, but in 2017 it was again questioned, as the price for the transaction sometimes reached $ 200. In 2018, he again proved that you can buy pizza for bitcoins, using the lightning network, he spent 0.00649 BTC for two pizzas, or $ 67, and the price for the transaction was 6 cents.



Since people here were interested in the fate of Jercos who received 10,000 BTC, decided to add a sequel to the story about two pizzas
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8 years ago, the programmer Laszlo Hanyecz, with forum nickname laszlo, made the first-ever known purchase for bitcoins, he bought two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoins.  Pizzas was sold by Jeremy Sturdivant, known by the nickname Jercos (he did not have a bitcointalk profile, this profile is from IRC (Internet Relay Chat)).

Later each year on May 22, the bitcoin community began to celebrate "Bitcoin Pizza Day".

I think Laszlo Hanyecz  do not regrets about  purchase, since he said that later he cashed all his bitcoins when the price reached one dollar, then he was able to buy himself a new computer.

According to the seller of pizza - Jercos, who at that time was 19 years old, he sold his bitcoins when its walue increased ten times, that is for $ 400. Most likely, judging by the history of transactions, he did so in July 2010, just at that time bitcoin increased in price by 10 times, from $ 0.008 for BTC to $ 0.08 for BTC. Jercos now works as an engineer-developer of Inovonics Inc, the company is engaged in radio equipment.

Here is the transaction for 10 000 BTC:
https://blockchain.info/tx/a1075db55d416d3ca199f55b6084e2115b9345e16c5cf302fc80e9d5fbf5d48d

In general, as I thought, most of the bitcoin millionaires became them only because they did not kept track of its growth, and those who kept in the course of events earned a little.

Laszlo Hanyecz continued his business, 8 years ago he proved that bitcoin can be used as a currency, but in 2017 it was again questioned, as the price for the transaction sometimes reached $ 200. In 2018, he again proved that you can buy pizza for bitcoins, using the lightning network, he spent 0.00649 BTC for two pizzas, or $ 67, and the price for the transaction was 6 cents.



Since people here were interested in the fate of Jercos who received 10,000 BTC, decided to add a sequel to the story about two pizzas

If only Jercos get a hold of that number of bitcoins... I think he would be a millionaire in no time  Grin 10,000 BTCs... how much is that now? Around 81million dollars Smiley such a thing you would ever realize that you should hold it for a longer time.




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If only Jercos get a hold of that number of bitcoins... I think he would be a millionaire in no time  Grin 10,000 BTCs... how much is that now? Around 81million dollars Smiley such a thing you would ever realize that you should hold it for a longer time.

I do not think that there is any person who is capable to hold bitcoins for so long by being aware of the price for all of the time (except Satoshi maybe), every normal person will sell when will see grows of 100 or 1000 times for example Smiley
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If only Jercos get a hold of that number of bitcoins... I think he would be a millionaire in no time  Grin 10,000 BTCs... how much is that now? Around 81million dollars Smiley such a thing you would ever realize that you should hold it for a longer time.

I do not think that there is any person who is capable to hold bitcoins for so long by being aware of the price for all of the time (except Satoshi maybe), every normal person will sell when will see grows of 100 or 1000 times for example Smiley

I guess you're right but still 10,000 BTCs is now a large amount of money Smiley. I hope there is still someone whose holding a lot more BTCs than SATOSHI and THEYMOS like that 10,000 BTCs. IMO it's also a good idea to add that to your post, the person who has a lot of transactions ever since the establishment of this forum, but I think it's impossible since we have to view their wallet addresses.




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Last I saw, people were planning a massive lawsuit against TradeFortress, he obviously wasn’t hacked & stole all those bitcoin’s himself. I think he got DOXED & he hasn’t been seen for a long time.

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I was looking for this bitcoin transaction, nice to bump in here. Now I can prove people that this Pizza Day had have happened. Despite global acceptance of bitcoin, people tend to believe that all of the transactions or stories circulating are just part of a worldwide fraud waiting to pop-up any moment. That leads me here in bitcointalk, to do some research and participate to add more knowledge about bitcoin and cryptocurrency. I know my knowledge is not that enough so my post are more on research news to add up here. In time, I will contribute much here.

+1 for OP.


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I was looking for this bitcoin transaction, nice to bump in here. Now I can prove people that this Pizza Day had have happened. Despite global acceptance of bitcoin, people tend to believe that all of the transactions or stories circulating are just part of a worldwide fraud waiting to pop-up any moment. That leads me here in bitcointalk, to do some research and participate to add more knowledge about bitcoin and cryptocurrency. I know my knowledge is not that enough so my post are more on research news to add up here. In time, I will contribute much here.

+1 for OP.



over 4000 sats/b! WTF!

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I was looking for this bitcoin transaction, nice to bump in here. Now I can prove people that this Pizza Day had have happened. Despite global acceptance of bitcoin, people tend to believe that all of the transactions or stories circulating are just part of a worldwide fraud waiting to pop-up any moment. That leads me here in bitcointalk, to do some research and participate to add more knowledge about bitcoin and cryptocurrency. I know my knowledge is not that enough so my post are more on research news to add up here. In time, I will contribute much here.

+1 for OP.



over 4000 sats/b! WTF!

Transaction cost was 0.99 BTC, and in dollars it was about 0.008 $ for the transaction, much cheaper than it is now Smiley
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Amazing list, great .. I would love to be so active. Especially the number of Merit affected me very much. I think they've dedicated their lives to help people.

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These posts and profiles reminds me of what archaeological data is. I'm sure if finally bitcoin and cryptocurrency gets universal acceptance, satoshi would be mortalized.



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Wow, I gotta say thanks for the post. That pizza post really is a legendary piece of news. Buying 2 pizzas for almost, what, $100 million in terms of today's value. LOL

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I was looking for this bitcoin transaction, nice to bump in here. Now I can prove people that this Pizza Day had have happened. Despite global acceptance of bitcoin, people tend to believe that all of the transactions or stories circulating are just part of a worldwide fraud waiting to pop-up any moment. That leads me here in bitcointalk, to do some research and participate to add more knowledge about bitcoin and cryptocurrency. I know my knowledge is not that enough so my post are more on research news to add up here. In time, I will contribute much here.

+1 for OP.



over 4000 sats/b! WTF!

this is really incredible...  Shocked Shocked
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i hope you dont mind that i am asking here. but i was just thinking about the guy with the penguin with a gun as avatar. i never saw a posting of him since a long time. and i cant remember his name and i am too lazy to search. but i think he was quite famous and maybe it would be worth to check it out.
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i hope you dont mind that i am asking here. but i was just thinking about the guy with the penguin with a gun as avatar. i never saw a posting of him since a long time. and i cant remember his name and i am too lazy to search. but i think he was quite famous and maybe it would be worth to check it out.
Do you mean this user? What's special about him?

I remember him because of his "fight posts" with Vod due to the accusations of him downloading child porn. But now, the majority of his last posts were made in the Altcoin board (which I don't visit).

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This is very interesting, it could also be included in the history of bitcoin, especially that guy who bought 2 pizzas for 10,00-0 btc.. Cool!

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 Shocked

Just amaze on the history in here. Sharing this to be read really gives me a chill to persevere more in the forum. Got to make it on my watch list.

Haha now I understand the history of pizza here.

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Nice list how I wish I can be one listed there. To all listed congrats you all earned it! Cool Cool Cheesy
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The story of how Kevin bought 259,684 BTC for $ 2,613 (worth $ 5 million at that time)

It is known that Mt. Gox exchange was hacked, almost all bitcoins were stolen, and the consequences of this are haunting us all till now, but here is one of the stories about what was happening on this exchange before the main hack:




The forum has a thread with the title “I'm Kevin, here's my side”.  In which the user toasty tells how once he saw that gigantic sell order was burning through the bids at exchange, the price dropped from 17.5$ dollars to 10$, Mt. Gox processed orders slowly, it all lasted a minutes, there were many orders to buy bitcoin for $ 0.01, so he placed his order for $ 0.0101, the exchange was heavily lagging, but with some effort, he managed to place that order, then The site stopped responding completely, when he got back in, he saw this message:

Code:
06/19/11 17:51  Bought BTC  259 684.77 for 0.0101

He realized that these bitcoins were most likely from hacking and wanted to behave as honestly as possible, especially since on the eve he sent his id documents for passing verification. There was a limit for withdrawal, but there was a bug that allowed you to withdraw $ 1000 many times in a day, he could also sell a huge number of bitcoins, lower the price again to 0.01 cents, and withdraw all bitcoins fitting in the daily limit, but he did not do it, he only withdraw 643 bitcoins. He hoped until the end that he would be let to keep these BTC, but there where decision to roll back all transactions, and Kevin gained only 643 BTC.


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Very, very interesting! History is around us just here, on bitcointalk. It's like time machine, cool.
Thank you author for your research. Waiting for new interesting facts Smiley
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Interesting thread! you should add Adam Beck and Roger Ver profiles.

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Interesting thread! you should add Adam Beck and Roger Ver profiles.

Thanks, I will read about them. I try to add here something that I was impressed by. I heard that Roger Ver kept his 300 000 bitcoins since 2011, I think he is the one who really believe's in crypto:)
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Nice list! Don't abandon it. We are still at the start)
Hope this forum Will be still popular after years not only among geeks and history lovers)

One more great part of crypto community is Andreas Antonopoulos. I think he is worth adding)

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I am a fan of this kind of things, something like Trivia of anything,

I would like to translate this (and maybe modified a little) to Indonesian, and post it to Indonesian local forum if you don't mind. Of course, I will put link to this thread as reference.

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This is very interesting to read, I accidentally opened this topic, I really like trivias, this is so cool, thanks for the additional knowledge for newbies like me.
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You might want to research user knightmb
He's deleted his posts basically I was just stupid, I had some boards on ignore, but with a little effort you might find archives of part of them.
I'll give you one hint for starters:

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Anyway this thread explains why those forum titles which change according to the number of posts one has got are complete rubbish.
I've seen so many sig whores with the "legendary" tag under their name. They can't even write in English and their posts are just unintersting copypasta or low level shilling. Nothing fucking legendary about them.

On the other hand, even in this list of real legends there's users tagged as newbs which is laughable.

Bitcointalk should get rid of those idiot tags altogerher.

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You might want to research user knightmb
He's deleted his posts basically I was just stupid, I had some boards on ignore, but with a little effort you might find archives of part of them.
I'll give you one hint for starters:


knightmb account looks like it got sold or hacked some time in 2016 / 17
Went from only English posts suddenly to only Turkish.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=345
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=345;sa=showPosts

knightmb was number 7 richest bitcoin holder.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=321265.0
At one stage owned 371,067.36 BTC
(Which is 3x more than Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss own combined)


The post that goes with the screenshot from qwk:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160213074136/https://www.bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=564.0

One of his origional posts
Well, here goes a long spiel.

Probably the last that anyone had heard from me before a few days ago was dated September, 2011 according to my profile stats. So it has been a long time of me just lurking around from time to time.

I can't remember exactly when, but some story broke on the Internet about my bitcoin collection and shortly afterwards things got crazy.

The first thing that happened was my inbox here at the forum exploded with people asking for a loan of anywhere from 10k to 100k bitcoins to start the next big market place. I had a few people message me here that they had been burned by a hacker or some website that had their wallet information and asked for anywhere from 100 to 1k bitcoins as a way to help them recover their loss. I always wanted to help people, but there is no well to tell if these were sincere request or just someone out to make a quick bitcoin scam. Some of those I did help people I did help just to be nice, but word must have gotten around quick.

I had to step back from the forums for a while as it was a good place for people to chase me down. All the questions of what I would do with it or how did I get it, was I the one that hacked XYZ website and that's why I have so many, etc. Somewhere in this topic I think, is a another long explanation of how I came into possession of it all. Long story short, I was in bitcoin early when the network was small and basically used a lot of Amazon processing power to load up a ton of bitcoin miners all at once in their clusters (Amazon) using a custom compiled version of the CentOS bitcoind source files. Amazon had a big price difference between running a lot of windows sessions and running a lot of Linux sessions. Turns out, the Linux sessions were running kind of an old version of CentOS as well as I couldn't even get the compiled binaries to run.

Well, a lot of money was spent to generate that chunk of bitcoins, but not so I could posses it all, there were plans to use it as a backing for re-loadable credit cards like service that had bitcoin powering it in the background. Needless to say, that project fell out due to (at least in hindsight) very inept investors. The project floundered and then finally as a way to get out, they (investors) wanted to see what they could sell everything for. It had cost a lot of real money to produce that pile of bitcoins, so I ended up buying it for dirt cheap (at least in terms that bitcoins really had no value to them). Maybe after the 7 year NDS I signed expires, the world will know who it was, but for now I can't name anyone or business.

Once the market value was shooting up to space, the pile of bitcoins was worth a small fortune in theory at least.

A lot of bitcoins were spread around the community to help people at first, but it kind of got out of hand.
Ultimately, a large portion ended up being donated to wikileaks.org, so I'm certainly not the person sitting up top a large pile of bitcoins anymore. The rest went to paying off small debts and the very last of it was just recently donated to wikileaks.org again. I never had any intention of trying to crash the bitcoin market with a large sell-off as many theorized I would do. So sleep safe that there is one less person like me in the bitcoin kingdom.  Grin

So, no matter what legend has built up, nothing amazing or exciting has happened to the bitcoins I once had. No buying a Country or purchasing Islands of the sort. Just trying to help out where I could instead. The only thing I have left is old screenshots and empty wallet files now.

A large portion of my past time has actually been invested in the creation of an alternate digital currency for the last few years because I always thought there was a better way to do it. So that's where I spend all my time now, at timekoin.org

I was great to catch up with everyone though, hopefully the story wasn't too boring. Maybe not as exciting as some had hoped.


It is getting interesting :

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The Secret Service has raided the house of a Tennessee man it believes tried to extort Gov. Mitt Romney and his tax accounting firm just weeks before the election.

The man, Michael Brown, is declaring his innocence and is asking for donations to pay for his legal defense.

The early September extortion attempt had negligible impact on the election, but did provide some drama for political media. The perpetrator reportedly promised not to release Romney’s personal income tax filings in exchange for $1 million in “Bitcoin” online currency.

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Q: Are you still involved in BitCoin?
A: Years ago I was, but not today. I am actually involved in a completely different project over at timekoin.org and have been for years.

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A Tennessee man was sentenced to 48 months in prison Monday after being found guilty of charges related to a 2012 scheme centered around former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tax returns.

Michael Mancil Brown, 37, was convicted in May on six counts of wire fraud and six counts of using facilities of interstate commerce to commit extortion in connection with the headline grabbing stunt that preceded the 2012 presidential election.

In addition to spending the next two years behind bars, U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson ordered Mr. Brown to pay $201,836 in restitution to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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There is also "Items Seized" document with receipt involving his PayPal address: knightmb@endless-sphere.com.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/12yfnk/cats_lead_feds_to_knightmb_worth_371kbtc_in/c6z7orq

The PayPal address means that the guy the Feds questioned about the Romney tax returns is the former owner of Endless-sphere.  We know that person is "our" KnightMB because he used the knightmb.dyndns.org address both here and on Endless-sphere.  Therefore, "our" KnightMB is the guy the feds are investigating.  

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=6825.0 KnightMB thread.

Edited:
This started out of curiosity but there is a lot of info so I've started a thread about KnightMB. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4547124.0

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Super fucking interesting.
So this guy is now in prison and once he leaves he will get access to his 300k+ btc.

But how about that last post?

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Super fucking interesting.
So this guy is now in prison and once he leaves he will get access to his 300k+ btc.

But how about that last post?

I believe is original fortune is gone. Why else for a $1 million bitcoin extortion plot ?

http://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/17a0105p-06.pdf

No. 16-6291 United States v. Brown

The court of appeal opinion is hilarious.

It starts off...

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SUTTON, Circuit Judge. When criminal-law cases imitate art, they do not always
choose its highest form. In Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Dr. Evil develops a
plan to steal a nuclear warhead and to hold the world hostage for $1 million. This was not, Dr.
Evil’s deputy pointed out, all that much money for a 1990s global criminal enterprise. But it was
enough for an anonymous extortionist in today’s case, who apparently was familiar with the
movie and who chose some features of it as signatures of his 2012 crime. Assuming the nom de
guerre “Dr. Evil,” the individual demanded $1 million in Bitcoin in exchange for an encryption
key to Mitt Romney’s unreleased tax returns.
This case is a classic !


Either Dr Evil sent three USED flash drives with the evidence of the crime, his wifes name, a username he has used for years and photos of his cats to the media.....

or Austin Powers got "framed".

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How many Bitcoins do Satoshi Nakamoto have?
It is often possible to hear that Satoshi has 1 million bitcoins, but is it so?

The fact is that there is not one address on which there would be 1 million. It is only known that most of the first 36,000 blocks were found using a single computer, which could only belong to Satoshi, the reward for the block was 50 coins at that time, for each block reward a new address was created with 50 coins, 63% percent of these addresses are untouched up to now, which suggests that they are all belong to Satoshi, and this is 1,148,800 bitcoins.

If we calculate their value for today, it turns out that Satoshi has $ 6.8 billion in bitcoin, $ 0.76 billion in Bitcoin Cash, and insignificant sums in all other forks.

In theory, Satoshi can safely transfer a bit of bitcoins, to pay his bills for the Internet for example, and remain unnoticed, or rather we will not know exactly that it was his addresses.

Here is the address of the very first block (Genesis block):

1A1zP1eP5QGefi2DMPTfTL5SLmv7DivfNa

People still send bitcoins to that address, as a sign of respect, initially there were 50 coins, but people sent another 16.84 in 1264 transactions, now there are 66.84 coins.

Interesting fact is that the block reward is unspendable in the genesis block address, but the funds that have subsequently been sent to that address can be spent by Satoshi, assuming he has the associated private key.


Also in this block there is an encrypted message from the creator of bitcoin:


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"The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks".


Probably, Satoshi showed in that way that he is ironic about the banking sector.

Added a post about Satoshi ‘s Bitcoins.
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People still send their bitcoins to that address, as a sign of respect, but no one can access it, not even Satoshi, so they are forever lost. Initially, there were 50 coins, but people sent another 16.84 in 1264 transactions, now there are 66.84 coins.
Actually, only the block reward is unspendable in the genesis block address. The funds that have subsequently been sent to that address can be spent by Satoshi, assuming he has the associated private key.


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People still send their bitcoins to that address, as a sign of respect, but no one can access it, not even Satoshi, so they are forever lost. Initially, there were 50 coins, but people sent another 16.84 in 1264 transactions, now there are 66.84 coins.
Actually, only the block reward is unspendable in the genesis block address. The funds that have subsequently been sent to that address can be spent by Satoshi, assuming he has the associated private key.



Thanks, I will correct that Smiley
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So this is the original content? Didn't expected that someone just revise it in our local;
btw, already saw it in our language version, it's very interesting that there are some good facts we didn't know.

gonna put some add-on;

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This fact really amaze that the price of some token also depends to the person, It shows that Vitalik is a powerful man.

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There are some threads to sell merit points that can be seen in the sale.Thus merit purchase is not right.Because those who give Merit Power only should only rank them with Merit.And if someone buys Merit and increases its position, then they will not be able to help small members in any way.Even Bitcoin will not be able to post anything positive.And those who get Merit because of knowledge , they will always be able to do everything.So buying merit point should stop selling.

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This fact really amaze that the price of some token also depends to the person, It shows that Vitalik is a powerful man.

Yeas, Vitalik himself is a little bit centralized Smiley



There are some threads to sell merit points that can be seen in the sale.Thus merit purchase is not right.Because those who give Merit Power only should only rank them with Merit.And if someone buys Merit and increases its position, then they will not be able to help small members in any way.Even Bitcoin will not be able to post anything positive.And those who get Merit because of knowledge , they will always be able to do everything.So buying merit point should stop selling.

I want all the senior members' opinions about this
Please forgive me if I'm wrong

Too bad that I am not a senior member, so I cannot express my opinion about this.
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Wonder why MagicalTux is missing from the list.
A good example how a trustworthy guy, full of knowledge, even on the DT can turns out to be a scammer playing big/huge.





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There are many who deserve Merit, but they are not getting merit. There are many people who are not eligible for Merit. But they're getting Merit for any reason. All the Full Member, senior members, and merit donors, who are eligible for Merit, help them with their merit.

Please forgive me if I'm wrong

You are wrong. Threads and posts that deserve merit generally get them. List 5 posts that you think deserve merit and didn't get it. I'll either tell you why they are not getting merit or they get merit. BTW it is also off-topic on this thread.

Also I looked at your post history https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2227612;sa=showPosts and a lot of them moaning about merits but none of them that I would merit. (I generally do not merit posts about merit).

Only 24 posts and a lot of them complaining about merit ?

Members that are getting merit that they don't deserve risk getting tagged for merit abuse (a tagged account is useless for bounty campaigns as most bounty managers won't accept accounts with red negative trust from a DT )


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There are many who deserve Merit, but they are not getting merit. There are many people who are not eligible for Merit. But they're getting Merit for any reason. All the Full Member, senior members, and merit donors, who are eligible for Merit, help them with their merit.

Please forgive me if I'm wrong

You are wrong. Threads and posts that deserve merit generally get them. List 5 posts that you think deserve merit and didn't get it. I'll either tell you why they are not getting merit or they get merit. BTW it is also off-topic on this thread.

Also I looked at your post history https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2227612;sa=showPosts and a lot of them moaning about merits but none of them that I would merit. (I generally do not merit posts about merit).

Only 24 posts and a lot of them complaining about merit ?

Members that are getting merit that they don't deserve risk getting tagged for merit abuse (a tagged account is useless for bounty campaigns as most bounty managers won't accept accounts with red negative trust from a DT )


I did not want Merit for myself. I said there are many who are eligible for Merit, they are not getting merit. I saw some of the threads, some of them are being merated. They are not getting due to the eligibility they should be stopped by spamming
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Dread Pirate Roberts or Silk Road
As it turned out, this is a very interesting story, it has many different events and details, but I'll try to convey the whole point briefly.

Ross William Ulbricht is known under the pseudonym — Dread Pirate Roberts and currently he is serving life imprisonment in the United States, without the right for parole.



Ulbricht was one of the first who realized the potential of combining Bitcoin and the Tor network, he created Silk Road (the anonymous trading platform), where it was possible to trade everything, except for those things that in his opinion could harm people, but at the same time, the main purpose with which it was created is the drug trade.

  How this can be combined?
 
According to the creator, site was supposed to relieve the drug trade from violence. People could make an order and receive the goods by mail. There was no need for buyers to visit dangerous places, also in street vendors and gang’s showdown. And actually — it worked, the police noted that with the appearance of Silk Road, the number of violent crimes related to drug trafficking has decreased. Also, Ulbricht was fond of libertarianism, whose ideas also embodied his site, he believed that all power is based on violence, in cryptography violence is useless, it is not capable of solving a mathematical problem, so with its help people get freedom from the authorities in which they are free to do what they want. Dread Pirate Roberts constantly wrote on the forum different manifestos, libertarian and philosophical computations.

In total there was $ 1.2 billion turnovers through the site. He had access to the bitcoins of the users and could escape with them at any time, but he did not do it, so he was trusted. There are many people who consider him as a hero, as well as those who consider him a criminal.

Dread Pirate Roberts is a fictional character from the novel "The Princess Bride", the choice fell on this pseudonym because in the novel it was constantly transferred from one person to another.

In addition to accusations of drug trafficking, hacking attacks and money laundering, Ulrich was also accused of attempting to order murders of people who could disclose information threatening Silk Road, one of these murders was directed against the administrator of this site, which was caught by the FBI and he was forced to cooperate (FBI agent wormed into the trust to this administrator, according to legend, he wanted to sell a consignment of drugs in 10 kg. as a result, this agent managed to get the address of the administrator). The murder was ordered from the profile of Dread Pirate Roberts, but the executor was also an FBI agent. As evidence of the execution of the order, fabricated photographs were provided, after which payment was obtained in bitcoins, in the equivalent of $ 80,000. As a result, no one of the orders was executed, and no one was killed. Ulbricht said that some admins also had access to Dread Pirate Roberts account and allegedly these orders were made by them, as a result his guilt was not proven.

In the history of Ulbricht's correspondence with the site's administrators, it was possible to read that he sometimes joked over users of his site who became addicted.

Ulbricht was hunted down and caught by the FBI, he was detained in the public library, from which he went online, he was logged in by the name of Dread Pirate Roberts. Also in his laptop was found bitcoins for 3 million dollars.

After the closure of the Silk Road site, many similar ones began to appear, and instead of one trading platform, dozens appeared, the authorities are still fighting with them.
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Ulbricht has a twitter account while he is in the prison.

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Fyi, I’ve been dictating my tweets over the phone and they get posted word for word. Then the comments get printed and arrive in the mail a few days later. So far, so good, but if the prison goes on an extended lockdown, I’ll have to send my tweets out via snail mail.
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https://twitter.com/RealRossU



BTW Satoshi's profile link in the OP is not working. You need to remove some spaces.





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BTW Satoshi's profile link in the OP is not working. You need to remove some spaces.

Fixed, thanks Smiley
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If possible, I would like to add to the list couple of the legendary accounts that are associated with the forum.

№12


 
Charlie learned about bitcoin in 2011, when he was 22 years old. In 2011 he co-founded the now-defunct startup company BitInstant, and is a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation, formerly serving as vice chairman. In December 2014 he was sentenced to two years in prison for aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money-transmitting business related to the Silk Road marketplace. He was released from prison around June 2016.

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Finney is known as the second-ever bitcoin user after the "real" Satoshi Nakamoto. He was also one of the first to support the idea of crypto currency, having received a letter-description of the concept from the creator of the project. Hi received the very first Bitcoin transaction sent by Satoshi Nakamoto, at least, about this, Finney himself wrote here on the forum. There are even versions that it is he who is Satoshi. He died at the age of 58 after five years of battle
of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2014

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Here it is not about the user

The event that gave rise to the bitcoin. The first transaction for the transfer of bitcoins occurred on January 12, 2009 -Satoshi Nakamoto sent Hal Finney
10 bitcoins. The first transaction of coins was made on block 170.

This was actually a test payment Satoshi sent to me during debugging. I see in my email logs I offered to send it back but it seems I didn't.  Huh  It was an IP-address based payment.

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Пoльзoвaтeль doublec


In December 2010, the user doublec compiled the first mobile client bitcoind for the Nokia N900 , and the next day the user ribuck osent him 0.42 BTC in the first mobile bitcoin transaction.

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He was a supporter of Bitcoin from the very beginning. The former host of The Bitcoin Show has progressively earned vast wealth courtesy of cryptocurrency investment during its inception stages. As an expert in the field, the 30-year-old Bruce Wagner is regularly contacted to provide crucial advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Developer Gavin Andresen was one of the first contributors to bitcoin core. In 2010, he succeeded Satoshi Nakamoto as chief maintainer of bitcoin’s open access code and the project's main developer.  Andresen was founder of  Bitcoin Foundation for the promotion of crypto-currencies and in recent years he has paid much attention to the work in this organization. He is considered one of the most important investors in bitcoin.

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Mike Hearn is a well-known figure within the bitcoin community. Mike Hearn is a former Google engineer, the original author of Bitcoinj and a former contributor to Bitcoin Core. He quit Bitcoin in January 2016. One reason given was rising fees. In early January of 2016, around the time Mike Hearn allegedly sold all of his Bitcoins, Bitcoin price was in the mid-200s, around $250.
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Real name of the user Bruno Kuchinskas probably one of the most ambiguous users of the forum. Phinnaeus Gage was one of the most active users of the forum, it can be seen looking at the number of posts. Previously, he was found various fraud projects and identified fraudsters. But at the forum he gained "popularity" as one of the most professional trolls


№19


I think that this name may seem familiar to you. He is one of the leaders of Ripple, to date, Ripple's crypto currency is in the TOP3 market capitalization. David Schwartz joined the company in 2011, in that year that he began developing his own crypto currency, now he holds the position of chief cryptologist in Ripple.


№20


And this young man in 2013 decided to create a website for tracking prices for crypto-currencies. This site we all know under the name coinmarketcap. Probably now this is the main resource for tracking the prices of crypto-currencies, now information about 1818 Crypto-currency is available there. The site occupies 316th place in attendance.


№21

This man is the founder of the largely sad exchange Mt.Gox, also was one of the founders of the Bitcoin Foundation. June 19, 2011 occurred one of the first major hacking attac and was stolen quite a large amount of bitcoins. In 2014, the stock exchange was liquidated. In 2015 he was arrested.


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User Roger Ver


As he wrote to himself in the profile "I'm Roger Ver, the first person to ever start investing in Bitcoin startups." and it really is. Roger Ver has a certain flair that allows him to invest money in successful projects on time. He invested about 1 million dollars in bitcoin there are rumors that then he acquired about 300-400 thousand bitcoins. Now he is more a supporter of Bitcoin Cash.
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№12-22

kirreev070 , decided to help me with the topik and added the profiles of users who made a great contribution to the development of the blockchain, here are the links:

12-18https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3247239.msg43937580#msg43937580
19-22https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3247239.msg43937580#msg43937580


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The best faucet

User AlexMay, told in this post, about a magical faucet, with the help of which anyone could earn a lambo in 5 minutes. The post is in Russian, so I decided to make a translation, because consider it is interesting.



I remembered another amusing fact from those times when bitcoin cost a penny.

What do you think, what was the payment of the very first bitcoin-faucet?

5BTC!

I learned this by stumbling upon a topic:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1365217.0

The crane was created by the crypto-enthusiast and Bitcoin Foundation participant — Gavin Andresen, in order to popularize bitcoin among the "broad masses of the population", mining of which became unavailable due to increasing difficulty.
To get 5BTC it was necessary to go to the site (which did not have any advertising at all!), Confirm "humanity" with captcha, enter the bitcoin-address and click on the " Get Some!" button.

The web.archive.org website contains sample pages of this faucet. Here is the oldest, dated July 3, 2010:
http://web.archive.org/web/20100703032414/http://freebitcoins.appspot.com:80/

Screenshot:


"I distribute 5 bitcoins to each visitor, just solve the captcha, enter the bitcoin address and click Get Some!"

For those who wished to support Andresen’s idea, it was proposed to transfer the feasible amount to the address  15VjRaDX9zpbA8LVnbrCAFzrVzN7ixHNsC.
According to  https://blockchain.info/address/15VjRaDX9zpbA8LVnbrCAFzrVzN7ixHNsC,the total amount of donations was 19715 BTC.

As the bitcoin rate rises, the faucet payoff has decreased to 0.05BTC as early as August 2010, and to 0.02BTC in 2011. Then the faucet closed, forever ...

P.S. Look at the screenshot. In the button "Get Some!".
Here she is!
This coveted button "Money!", Which was searched for crowds of newcomers, here, on the forum, at the end of last year.

P.P.S. I repent and sin!
Entering the crane in the web archive, entered the address, captcha, clicked "Get Some!", And ...

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In this time I decided to write a non-user, in about the first signature campaign. I'm sure that many of those who came to the forum did it just because of such companies. This campaign was created by user NghtRppr, the signature carried information about the site www.bitcoin2cash.com where you could exchange bitcoins for US dollars.


The code for signature:

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[b]Anonymous Cash-By-Mail Exchange: https://www.bitcoin2cash.com[/b]

The signature company started on June 12, 2011. In this company could participate only 50 people, although in the final analysis only 12 people participated. The campaign was 11 weeks and the payment was 0.1 BTC per participant (the exchange rate at that time was 10-25 dollars per 1 BTC).


There were also restrictions on admission of participants to this signature campaign. For example, if a user had fewer than 50 posts or he created an account after June 12, 2011, the user was not allowed to participate in the campaign.

Users who participated in this signature campaign and received payments:

gamekingx
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Vinnie
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sanchaz
killer2021
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Vitalik Buterin's wallets

Most likely Vitalik's stash lies on these wallets:

0xAb5801a7D398351b8bE11C439e05C5B3259aeC9B
0x1Db3439a222C519ab44bb1144fC28167b4Fa6EE6

I heard that Vitalik acknowledged in one of the quarrels that these were his wallets, but I haven’t yet found any confirmation about that.

Also I have herd rumors that he sold his Ethereum at the peak of the price, as did Charlie Lee (Litecoin founder), who sold and donated all his LTC in December 2017, just when the price was at its peak (more than $ 300). According to him, he did this so that he would no longer receive accusations of price manipulation.


But, as we see, Vitalik keeps his ETH and does not sell them (if this is his wallets ofcourse).







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what an interesting journal about bitcoin. i am so delighted to know that the founder was the first owner of this great forum. it was a great lesson learned about this currency ecpecially the term HDLO. i think there was  reason behind pizza selling. you might call it FUD, the term currently use now.
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Thanks.  A very enjoyable thread.

Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of this forum, is super C++ coder, James Allen Bowery, 64, of Shenandoah, Iowa.

https://twitter.com/jabowery

He used to work for Control Data Corporation which morphed into [Robert] Cray [Supercomputers].  He has been programming since 1972.

I hope this helps.
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Thanks.  A very enjoyable thread.

Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of this forum, is super C++ coder, James Allen Bowery, 64, of Shenandoah, Iowa.

https://twitter.com/jabowery

He used to work for Control Data Corporation which morphed into [Robert] Cray [Supercomputers].  He has been programming since 1972.

I hope this helps.

Are you in the right thread, buddy?   Roll Eyes

Put BTC here: 35EVP8EePt8dyvKHaB7bXaRmKLm22YgRCA

How much alt coin diversification is necessary? if you are investing in Bitcoin, then perhaps 0%?
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Thanks.  A very enjoyable thread.

Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of this forum, is super C++ coder, James Allen Bowery, 64, of Shenandoah, Iowa.

https://twitter.com/jabowery

He used to work for Control Data Corporation which morphed into [Robert] Cray [Supercomputers].  He has been programming since 1972.

I hope this helps.

Are you in the right thread, buddy?   Roll Eyes

I'd like to get everybody's take on this:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5084077.0





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Thanks.  A very enjoyable thread.

Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of this forum, is super C++ coder, James Allen Bowery, 64, of Shenandoah, Iowa.

https://twitter.com/jabowery

He used to work for Control Data Corporation which morphed into [Robert] Cray [Supercomputers].  He has been programming since 1972.

I hope this helps.


We really cant be sure if he is the real Satoshi Nakamoto. There are already hundreds of people out there who are suspected to be the real SN. Anyway, I checked the thread and believe about 10% that he is the real deal.

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does theymos still hold the record for the most number of significant posts? he and other mods/admins probably have other relevant contributions other than managing bct and merit listing here
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Nice thread.
I think the top address [ https://etherscan.io/address/0xab5801a7d398351b8be11c439e05c5b3259aec9b ] is his confirmed stash.
Guess he deserves it? It is part of the things that can motivate developers to hold and work hard for the interest of the coin.



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January 25, 2019, 08:03:22 AM
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what an interesting journal about bitcoin. i am so delighted to know that the founder was the first owner of this great forum. it was a great lesson learned about this currency ecpecially the term HDLO. i think there was  reason behind pizza selling. you might call it FUD, the term currently use now.
I think it is not HDLO instead it is HODL term that one used for holding. Anyway, OP just stated the trademarks that happen in history of cryptocurrency. Yet, I wish Satoshi would made a public appearance so that it could take a good hype for bitcoin. A brief purpose as to why bitcoin was being introduce and how could its users benefit the system.
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