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April 29, 2011, 02:48:06 PM
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Is there any good way to measure the number of people currently using Bitcoin?

I suppose, to make the question unambiguous, I'd have to form an operational definition of "using". I'd include at least
  • buying or offering to buy bitcoins;
  • offering to give or accept bitcoins as payment;
  • holding bitcoins for their value;
  • generating blocks;
  • keeping a balance at some bitcoin exchange.
I'd exclude people holding bitcoins because they downloaded the client last year, mined for a few weeks, and then forgot about it---though presumably most of them will remember if they ever hear about it again, so maybe I shouldn't.

I was considering getting a lower bound based on the number of members here who have made a post in the last four months or so, but there are no advanced member search options that I could find. Maybe an admin or someone could scrape the database for that information.

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April 29, 2011, 02:50:58 PM
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http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3149.msg44294#msg44294

Found only this. These are nodes currently online, I think...

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April 29, 2011, 02:57:50 PM
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The admin search tool doesn't support your exact request, but there are about 1740 users who have been active in the last four months and have at least one post.

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April 29, 2011, 03:16:01 PM
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Not everyone is on the forum.
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