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How did Nakamoto untraceably pay for registering bitcoin.org?

Wikipedia says "Nakamoto created a website with the domain name bitcoin.org" and "transferred several related domains", while bitcoin.org says it was "originally registered and owned by Bitcoin's ...
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Where can I find data for abandoned blocks (74,638 to 74,690) for the Value Overflow Incident when ₿184 billion BTC were accidentally created?

I already have data for all the Mainchain Blocks. Where can I find data for the orphaned/abandoned blocks (74,638 to 74,690) before the re-organisation occurred? I can only seem to find information ...
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Who was the owner of the first crypto exchange bitcoinmarket.com (aka dwdollar)?

I am researching the early history of Bitcoin. We know that bitcoinmarket.com (the first exchange) was created by 'dwdollar'. Did we ever find out the real name of the owner or owners? or are these ...
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Who was the originator of the term “Internet of Value?”

I am most familiar with the term "Internet of Value" as it is used by the company Ripple. The term is used as a parallel to the "Internet of Information." The idea being that money ...
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What was the longest held UTXO ever spent?

What output had the longest period between when it was created and eventually spent?
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When did Satoshi Nakamoto release Bitcoin v.0.1 to the public? 08 Jan 09 or 09 Jan 09?

Many websites say Satoshi Nakamoto released Bitcoin on 09 Jan 2009 (Source 1) (Source 2) (Source 3). After looking through the Satoshi Archive, it seems to have been released on 08 Jan 2009 (Source). ...
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In what ways was the “Hong Kong Agreement” infringed upon?

There is a favorite talking point in some parts of the community claiming that this or that party broke the Hong Kong Agreement. Mentioned are for example: Delivery time of SegWit Delivery time of ...
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Was it always required for the Coinbase transaction to be the first transaction in a block?

The user tempo mentioned on another topic: "At least in the early protocol versions it was possible to put the coinbase transaction not on the top of the outputs." I have never heard about this ...
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What year did bitcoins come out?

I purchased one in 2009 or 2010 . I want to know how I would recover it. I was sent to prison I would like to know asap please and thank you .
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Duplicated hash values in mining reward

This transaction is contained in two MainChain-Blocks: https://blockchain.info/tx/e3bf3d07d4b0375638d5f1db5255fe07ba2c4cb067cd81b84ee974b6585fb468 On Blockexplorer there is a note of this anomaly: ...
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What in detail makes the Coinbase in the Genesis Block unspendable? [duplicate]

I was aware that the Genesis block's reward was unspendable, and that there was no UTXO for it in the UTXO Set. I thought that this was due to the Genesis block being hardcoded and the actual ...
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How was the dust limit of 546 satoshis was chosen? Why not 550 satoshis?

Is there a reason why 546 satoshis was chosen as dust limit instead of 547 or even 550 satoshis, historically?
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Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? I have heard about him and read his paper. Why is he no-longer publicly involved in Bitcoin?
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What was the first altcoin?

I'm aware that LiteCoin is (was?) the "silver" to bitcoin's "gold". The question is: What was the first altcoin? Was it actually LiteCoin or was there something else? For the purposes of "alt ...
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When was the paper of bitcoin announced?

When examining about this, it is said that many are November 1, 2008, but on the other hand, there are sites that are on October 31st. Which one is correct?
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Have there been any examples of people manipulating transactions in a way that waiting for more than 1 confirmation would avoid?

A lot of bitcoin exchanges require some minimum amount of confirmations before they consider money deposited. Is there any evidence that this actually does anything? Has someone ever before ...
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Is there a documentation of the first altcoins timeline?

Meaning, which altcoin was created one, in a chronological order. It's interesting, from a historical perspective, to collect such an archive.
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What is the longnest blockchain fork that has been orphaned to date?

On this thread, the user asked what is the longest unintentional fork that Bitcoin had suffered. From the answers present, Bitcoin never had a >4 block fork until 2012. It has been 6 years though, ...
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What is the oldest physical bitcoin artifact?

The bitcoin network has been running since early 2009, but what is the oldest physical artifact related to bitcoin? I don't mean computer hardware that was used to run bitcoin, unless it is designed ...
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any website tracking history of circulating tokens of any coin?

Is there any website dedicated to tracking history of circulating tokens of any coin? Ideally, for each time a crypto has tokens added or removed to its circulating amount, we'd want to know: amount ...
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Where can I find a full list of all Bitcoin mining hardware ever used?

I want to know where I can find a full list of Bitcoin mining hardware. I don't want a list of the most profitable hardware, I just want a list with the greatest number of Bitcoin miners (don't care ...
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What is the significance of Bitcoin Pizza Day, and when is it celebrated?

Today, at Consensus 2017, some people were talking about getting Pizza to celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day. What is the story behind that, and when is it celebrated?
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An authoritative resource for the history of Bitcoin

I've been developing an introductory course on Bitcoin and would like to have a lecture about its history. Other than Wikipedia, does there exist a community-accepted resource elaborating on the ...
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What are the three values in the csv graph of price history?

I wanted to look up the price history of bitcoin on different exchanges (in order to compare them in one graph) and I found this site with the data organized in csv type files. What do the three ...
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How did pay-to-pubkey hash come about? What is its history?

We know that early blocks all used pay-to-pubkey (p2pk) and at some point, we mostly switched to pay-to-pubkey-hash (p2pkh). What is the history behind this? Who made the changes and when did p2pkh ...
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Satoshi's final statement

I read some articles about Satoshi's history and stumbled upon this one: No one knows what Satoshi is up to, but one of the last emails he sent to a software developer, dated April 23 2011, said “I’...
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What is the store that sells the famous alpaca socks for Bitcoin?

In the now-sort-of-viral Bitcoin video, one notable mention of Bitcoin use was to buy alpaca socks. What is the store that sells or used to sell those iconic socks for Bitcoin?
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What was the last life sign of Satoshi Nakamoto?

I heard that the name may be a pseudonym and that very little is known about the initiator of bitcoin. Also it seems that he has stopped working on the main client. When was his last verifiable life ...
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What's the history behind the first btc exchange [closed]

I've found out that the first BTC exchange was "BitcoinMarket.com" but I didn't find any information on it or any other exchanges that started at that time. So the question is how did this first ...
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Why does Satoshi's public key have the uid “BuZz Spacedout”

This is more of a historical question about bitcoin than a technical question. Hope that's okay... Does anyone happen to know why the public key numbered: pub 1024D/5EC948A1 2008-10-30 ...
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At the beginning. when nobody owned bitcoins. what was being minned? [duplicate]

what I understood about mining a block is that, New/pending transactions are to be verified and placed into a block solving the proof of work. The miners are rewarded for this task. In the very ...
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When did litecoin fork bitcoin?

I'm looking for the git tag of Bitcoin at the time of the fork as well as litecoin after the fork
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Have the early mined coins been moved/transacted?

Has anyone done an analysis of the early coins mined by Satoshi and Hal Finney? Have those coins been moved/spent/transacted? I wonder whether Satoshi has been cashing in on his collection or does he ...
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The correct term for Bitcoin currency

I have been reading about Bitcoin and the history of it. But I was not able to find a term that actually describes Bitcoin. I am looking for a term that is not only for Bitcoin but any digital ...
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Why does Wikipedia's Bitcoin entry imply Satoshi's whitepaper is from May 2009?

The first citation in Wikipedia's Bitcoin article is of Satoshi's original whitepaper. It is worded: Nakamoto, Satoshi (24 May 2009). "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System". Retrieved 20 ...
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When was the first non-coinbase transaction?

What's the block number? Also if it was a test transaction, then what was the first event of real commerce if know?
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Is Bitcoin the first e-cash scheme which solved the double-spend problem?

Is Bitcoin the first trustless e-cash scheme which solved the double-spend problem? I'm under the impression it is and that was one if its greatest contributions, but I couldn't really find a source ...
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The incident with 92 billion bitcoins

There is a documented case from 2010 when a block with 92 billion bitcoins was discovered. The bug was found and software was patched within 5 hours and everyone had to "hit the load button" to an ...
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Do I spare 80Gb to only keep the blockchain and do I need it to be always present?

I am new to Bitcoin, reading a book and just downloaded a client. On site I read the note that I would need about 65-80gb to keep the whole history of transactions. What happens when it downloads the ...
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MtGox's secondary market?

I remember back in the day when MtGox halted its BTC withdrawals, someone put together a secondary market exchange for trading MtGoxBTC for actual BTC. You could deposit MtGox BTC to it since the ...
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What is the most expensive Bitcoin purchase ever made?

Relying only on publicly disclosed data, what is the most expensive Bitcoin purchase that has ever occurred? "Expensive" can be determined either by: Highest purchase price in Bitcoins Highest fiat ...
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Is it possible to determine Bitcoin ownership distribution?

Could someone guess on the most likely current Bitcoin ownership distribution? Are most bitcoins still owned by (early?) mining enthusiasts who are waiting for the price to go even higher?
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Is the news story about the missing hard drive containing £4 million GBP of Bitcoins technically feasable?

I'll admit to being a complete newbie to Bitcoins. The whole thing has up until now passed me by, until my interest was peaked by this news story about a gentleman in the UK who supposedly threw away ...
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How has mining evolved since the start of Bitcoin?

Can someone post a detailed description on how mining has evolved since the introduction of Bitcoin all the way till today? I mean quantity of miners, hardware used, profits made, ROI etc. I guess ...
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History of cold boot attacks on Proof-of-Stake miners

Have instances of theft due to cold boot attacks been recorded? If so, is this a common problem? If so, are miners installing memory encryption software like Trezor?
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Where did the idea of blockchain come from? Git was already using it since 2005

With bitcoin's blockchain, each block's hash is computed with the previous block's hash. That makes all blocks an immutable chain. This is not the first time people used a hash-chain. As far as I ...
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Who came up with pooled mining?

What was the first implementation of pooled mining? Who came up with it? What protocol did they use and where can it be found?
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Who got the bitcoins when nobody was mining it in the very begin?

Who got the bitcoins when nobody was mining it in the very begin? If nobody mined it what used to happen to them? Cheers
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When was the first GPU miner made available publicly?

The GPU miners are widely used nowadays, but that wasn't always the case. When was the first GPU mining software made available publicly?
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Can somebody provide me with the $price per GHps in mining since the old CPU days til present pre-orders?

Can somebody provide me with the $price per GHps in mining since the old CPU days til present pre-orders? I don't mean energy usage or price vs price of btc.. simply hardware costs relative to how ...