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April 23, 2018, 09:46:29 AM
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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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April 27, 2018, 07:58:14 PM
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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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May 02, 2018, 04:07:57 PM
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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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May 02, 2018, 04:42:54 PM
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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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May 02, 2018, 07:17:45 PM
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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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May 02, 2018, 07:58:01 PM
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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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May 02, 2018, 08:06:28 PM
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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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May 03, 2018, 03:24:33 AM
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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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May 03, 2018, 11:52:13 AM
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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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May 03, 2018, 01:07:58 PM
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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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May 28, 2018, 02:02:34 PM
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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:

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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.


Added a story about Mt. Gox and buying 259,684 BTC for $ 2,613.

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May 30, 2018, 03:44:19 PM
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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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June 07, 2018, 01:38:44 AM
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Interesting thread! you should add Adam Beck and Roger Ver profiles.

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June 22, 2018, 07:11:11 AM
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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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June 23, 2018, 04:03:14 PM
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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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June 24, 2018, 07:24:37 AM
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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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June 24, 2018, 04:15:51 PM
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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:

Yeah, well... I'm gonna go build my own blockchain, with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the blockchain!
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June 26, 2018, 01:24:06 AM
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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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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.

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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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