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July 19, 2012, 08:15:30 PM
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I went to check a balance on blockchain.info and I used the firstbits previously given by blockchain.info for said address, and the firstbits were not found. I tried several different bitcoin addresses which were previously given "firstbits" by blockchain.info, and some "firstbits" were no longer there, and some were changed (shortened).

Any idea why?


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July 19, 2012, 09:12:29 PM
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too bad  Angry
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July 19, 2012, 10:41:52 PM
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WTF MAN!?

My firstbits are not working either!

1g9uq9 https://blockchain.info/search/1g9uq9

It appears to be working on http://www.firstbits.com

1G9uQ9yHJcWK7Wb7UZTJu7iDHfmYywRPWL

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July 19, 2012, 10:52:11 PM
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Firstbits are recaculating should be restored in a few hours:


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July 19, 2012, 11:02:50 PM
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Firstbits are recaculating should be restored in a few hours:



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July 07, 2014, 01:59:21 PM
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WTF MAN!?

My firstbits are not working either!

1g9uq9 https://blockchain.info/search/1g9uq9

It appears to be working on http://www.firstbits.com

1G9uQ9yHJcWK7Wb7UZTJu7iDHfmYywRPWL

WHEW! Disaster avoided! Please fund wallet with moneys! Much thanks!

firstbits.com abandoned, firstbits.net not working (even worse than being abandoned). We need an open source version of this site that can be shared.

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July 07, 2014, 03:57:59 PM
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Having the same problem still
Anyone seeing it resolved now?

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July 07, 2014, 04:11:26 PM
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Does firstbits still work on Blockchain.info? I seem to recall they removed it but it still shows up in the search box as a valid query. But whenever I try it, I always get the "Unrecognized search pattern" error. Sad
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July 07, 2014, 04:29:47 PM
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I think the entire concept is being abandoned across the board.

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July 07, 2014, 04:31:32 PM
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WTF MAN!?

My firstbits are not working either!

1g9uq9 https://blockchain.info/search/1g9uq9

It appears to be working on http://www.firstbits.com

1G9uQ9yHJcWK7Wb7UZTJu7iDHfmYywRPWL

WHEW! Disaster avoided! Please fund wallet with moneys! Much thanks!

firstbits.com abandoned, firstbits.net not working (even worse than being abandoned). We need an open source version of this site that can be shared.
If anyone wants to buy firstbits lock stock and barrel (domain, code, etc.) I bet I can broker a deal for you.

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July 07, 2014, 04:53:38 PM
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Aren't firstbits considered bad practice in general?

I remember for the longest time a lot of people had been warning against using firstbits. Or maybe I'm confusing this with vanity addresses.
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July 07, 2014, 05:06:10 PM
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Aren't firstbits considered bad practice in general?

I remember for the longest time a lot of people had been warning against using firstbits. Or maybe I'm confusing this with vanity addresses.
Vanity addresses are bad for privacy due to address reuse, firstbits is considered risky because of the potentials for misuse and typos and if the address is reused (as they most often are) then it is also bad for privacy.

For example have the vanity address with firstbits 1BurtW but I no longer use it due to the above concerns.

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July 07, 2014, 07:10:35 PM
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Concerns noted but choice is a good thing. Not that anyone should be obligated to support it.

I don't see that vanity addresses are any different than any other address though. Privacy is not always a concern and there's nothing to stop people using other addresses also.

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July 07, 2014, 07:49:16 PM
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Like I said, unless recently sold, firstbits is for sale.  I can broker and escrow the deal if anyone is interested.

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