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June 28, 2012, 02:13:55 AM
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Mm, hardocp.com news section last year, they have a huge howto that was very easily, well, how-to.
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June 28, 2012, 10:51:14 AM
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I first heard about BTC here:
http://www.fandor.cz/bitcoin-silk-road/
September 2011



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June 28, 2012, 10:59:01 AM
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I'm sure I read the name earlier already and just thought it was another centralized e-cash business.

I'm also sure I saw the proposal on http://area51.stackexchange.com/ in early 2011 but it didn't click for me either. I guess I thought it's just a virtual currency system for games. I read mining and I thought it must have to do with World of Warcraft or something.  Roll Eyes

Then a certain German alpha blogger, who pretends to be an old hipster but is so conform and authoritarian on many things, posted around May/June 2011 something like it must be a ponzi. This got me curious because I believe this guy is often quite wrong. And I was right with my impression.  Cheesy

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June 29, 2012, 10:35:43 AM
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I first heard of btc in the news when someone talked about Asange and that all his income is blocked, except bitcoin.
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June 29, 2012, 12:12:25 PM
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I see that there was possibility to include message with transaction. What happened to that?

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June 29, 2012, 12:35:50 PM
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I see that there was possibility to include message with transaction. What happened to that?

Would probably be abused and spam and bloat up the blockchain right?

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June 29, 2012, 01:15:01 PM
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July 2010, when Slashdot covered it. I effused to my friends for months afterwards about the concept. Many listened patiently, tried not to roll their eyes, etc. Astonishing how it is already two years down the track, things are SO different now. When I first knew about it, getting Bitcoins was actually insanely difficult unless you knew/trusted someone well or mined them yourself. Being in Australia made it doubly difficult. Buying was extremely risky and time consuming. The only real option (and ironically the safest), was to send cash in the mail to an anonymous forum user and wait weeks to confirm receipt of the cash and hope the exchange rate at the time of agreement was honored. Fuck. That. Now, I place an order and can get them in my wallet in 2 hours Smiley.

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June 29, 2012, 01:35:50 PM
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I see that there was possibility to include message with transaction. What happened to that?

Would probably be abused and spam and bloat up the blockchain right?

This can be easily countered with length restriction.
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June 29, 2012, 01:53:31 PM
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I first heard of it when I friend of mine said(jokingly) that he could get anyone assassinated for 6BTC on silk road.

That's disgusting! 


Price gouging, I tell you!   3 BTC and not a satoshi more!


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June 29, 2012, 02:19:35 PM
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Youtube. Steve Gibson as a guest on Security Now #288.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCzsCmhkjMM

Starting at 44:00, bitcoin was on topic.

I know, slashdot covered it months earlier, but I had stopped reading slashdot.  Embarrassed
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June 29, 2012, 02:56:03 PM
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I see that there was possibility to include message with transaction. What happened to that?

Would probably be abused and spam and bloat up the blockchain right?

This can be easily countered with length restriction.
The message option was only available when sending via IP address, and was never stored in the blockchain. When the send to IP functionality was removed, the messaging system went with it.

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June 29, 2012, 08:33:22 PM
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I see that there was possibility to include message with transaction. What happened to that?

Would probably be abused and spam and bloat up the blockchain right?

This can be easily countered with length restriction.
The message option was only available when sending via IP address, and was never stored in the blockchain. When the send to IP functionality was removed, the messaging system went with it.

I see, thanks.
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June 30, 2012, 03:52:23 AM
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My gosh, I was an early adopter.   Why the **** didn't I back up those coins.   doah!


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