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Gavin Andresen
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July 14, 2010, 02:14:30 PM
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So about two hours ago (8AM EST, 24 July) I see a big spike in traffic to the Bitcoin Faucet:


What's up with that?  The slashdot effect was just tapering off...

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July 14, 2010, 02:39:16 PM
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Maybe because you're giving out nickels some people are just asking for a ton of them to supplement their generation income.

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July 14, 2010, 03:01:16 PM
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It is checking and blocking per IP. Though, if running through Tor etc. there could be problems.
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July 14, 2010, 03:44:21 PM
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Check the log and see if they have a common referrer?
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July 14, 2010, 03:50:53 PM
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It references by IP, so someone need only use a bunch of extra ones (or Tor), Bit Coin lets you generate new receive addresses all day, so they need only send to those, then funnel the BC back to their main account.

If someone is actually doing that I mean.  Wink

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July 14, 2010, 03:52:00 PM
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I'd guess that that's the secondary wave of interest that trails a slashdotting: slashdot shunts a lot of visitors your way, and then some of these people go and blog about it, add it on Del.icio.us, StumbleUpon, etc. This will result in a second, smaller influx of people who thus hear about Bitcoin second-hand.

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July 14, 2010, 03:54:57 PM
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It hit reddit a couple of days ago too: http://www.reddit.com/domain/bitcoin.org/
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July 14, 2010, 05:59:58 PM
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http://habrahabr.ru/blogs/crypto/99100/

Possibly this russian blog, Sirius posted in the IRC. It was posted a few hours ago today and already has >100 comments and the faucet is linked in the comments.
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July 14, 2010, 10:13:04 PM
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It is checking and blocking per IP. Though, if running through Tor etc. there could be problems.

Well, all one has to do is release and renew their IP if they're using DHCP. Then they have a new IP address.
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July 14, 2010, 10:25:47 PM
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Yes, I noticed this too.  But it's been busier all day.
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July 15, 2010, 04:18:54 AM
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It is checking and blocking per IP. Though, if running through Tor etc. there could be problems.

Well, all one has to do is release and renew their IP if they're using DHCP. Then they have a new IP address.
On certain setups involving dialup and maybe DSL, yes, but using such as cable no.

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July 15, 2010, 02:14:00 PM
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i only came across bitcoin thanks to this post on the AnandTech forums...
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2089262

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July 15, 2010, 03:18:19 PM
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If you want a very large surge in traffic digg my post --> http://digg.com/business_finance/bitcoin_0_3_released_peer_to_peer_anonymous_currency
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The russians. That means the difficulty is increasing because they have taken their botnet armies and are now using them to generate bc's Wink

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July 16, 2010, 06:08:08 AM
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For my first successful box -- Ubuntu 10.04 Server x64 on Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 at 2,472 khash/s -- the Bitcoin generation rate has dropped from ca. 4.7 per hour during 2010-07-12 through 2010-07-14 to ca. 3.7 per hour during 2010-07-15 through 2010-07-16.  A chart is attached.
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July 16, 2010, 06:14:09 AM
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I think at this point, raw CPU power is being surged over by luck. There is a topic here where a guy wrote a website script to display stats on how fast blocks are being generated. Most of them are being built in as little as 2 or 3 minutes, sometimes 10 to 30 seconds. I've noticed lot of a my old PCs are winning blocks now (these machines can barely muster 90 khash/s)

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July 16, 2010, 06:39:29 AM
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I came here through O'Reilly Radar blog...

http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/07/four-short-links-13-july-2010.html

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July 16, 2010, 05:55:20 PM
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It references by IP, so someone need only use a bunch of extra ones (or Tor), Bit Coin lets you generate new receive addresses all day, so they need only send to those, then funnel the BC back to their main account.

If someone is actually doing that I mean.  Wink

The difficulty is 181.5 right now (it's nice to see some real dynamics in the market), which means more CPUs are joining the network.
So the increase in faucet requests and the increase in CPUs are well-correlated, which suggests that the faucet requests are legitimate.

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December 15, 2010, 07:39:57 PM
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So about two hours ago (8AM EST, 24 July) I see a big spike in traffic to the Bitcoin Faucet:


What's up with that?  The slashdot effect was just tapering off...


I'd love to see an update of that bitcoin faucet chart.  If I remember correctly, the faucet had about 450 last week, and it shows 393 now.  At 0.05 / new visitor, that means 1,140 disbursements.  In a week!

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December 15, 2010, 08:41:39 PM
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and I know people have posted it on a bunch of other forums.

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