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How did peer discovery work in Bitcoin v0.1?

The first seed mechanism was IRC-based. There was a hardcoded IRC server and IRC channel (#bitcoin on Freenode), and the Bitcoin client would connect to the server, and join the channel with a ...
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Where was the term "coinbase" first coined, who first used it?

The term "coinbase" was most likely coined by Satoshi through the IsCoinbase method of the CTransaction class. It was both part of the first publicly distributed version of the source code ...
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What Satoshi Nakomoto quotes are there in relation to forks and altcoins?

I think thats too much of an open ended and broad set of multiple questions to be answerable here but you can find the complete public writings of Satoshi Nakamoto using a search engine. I think ...
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How did peer discovery work in Bitcoin v0.1?

Quoting from the wiki: In addition to learning and sharing its own address, the node learned about other node addresses via an IRC channel. See irc.cpp. After learning its own address, a node encoded ...
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Early version of bitcoin and poker

How can we locate the code for an online poker game in version 0.1.0 of Bitcoin The article you linked to, refers to https://sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/code/1/tree//trunk/uibase.cpp At line 6 is a ...
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Are satoshis private keys easier to find than modern ones (given proper security in both cases)?

The secp256k1 curve provides 128 bits of security, so as long as your source of entropy is good (indinsintguishable from uniformly random), anything over 128 bits gives you no benefit at all. I don't ...
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What Satoshi Nakomoto quotes are there in relation to forks and altcoins?

Here is the result of my searches. Note this omits discussions on the intermittent forking natural in Proof of Work. Also, I alas didn't find the quote I had in mind in the question. 1. Forks of ...
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Delay time for the second block of Bitcoin blockchain

The blocks with heights 1-4 may have been mined according to the Poisson process that governs block discovery today and throughout the vast majority of Bitcoin's history. Blocks are mined on average ...
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What prior work influenced the design of the Bitcoin instruction set?

This is an imperfect answer but in the absence of anything else here are a couple of resources. I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for but there is a 2013 research paper "SVFORTH - A ...
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Was the first full node IP address Satoshi's and how did shim hide it?

It's possible, perhaps even probable, that Satoshi did actually reveal their node's IP address. The day after Satoshi published the first version of the Bitcoin client, Hal Finney sent a public email ...
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Satoshi's coding quality

As far as I know, Satoshi never gave a definitive answer on why C++ was chosen, so we can only speculate. There are existing questions on this site about that question, e.g. Why is bitcoin written in ...
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How would we know the real Satoshi?

The way it works is by the public/private key cryptography Satoshi has shared his public key used to verify signatures here: https://bitcointalk.org/Satoshi_Nakamoto.asc -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY ...
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