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June 26, 2018, 07:21:53 AM
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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.

http://www.mbdonationfund.com/
https://web.archive.org/web/20180626074509/http://mbdonationfund.com/


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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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July 01, 2018, 08:12:17 PM
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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;

"On June 25th, 2017, There was a fake news that Vitalik is dead and the price of Ethereum reduced Immediately."

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.

I want all the senior members' opinions about this
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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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July 02, 2018, 01:26:44 PM
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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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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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August 05, 2018, 12:22:57 PM
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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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№13


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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№14

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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№15

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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№16



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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№17



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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№18



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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№19


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.


№22
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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