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The Decade in Blockchain — 2010 to 2020 in Review

2010

February — The first ever cryptocurrency exchange, Bitcoin Market, is established. The first trade takes place a month later.
April — The first public bitcoin trade takes place: 1000BTC traded for $30 at an exchange rate of 0.03USD/1BTC
May — The first real-world bitcoin transaction is undertaken by Laszlo Hanyecz, who paid 10000BTC for two Papa John’s pizzas (Approximately $25 USD)
June — Bitcoin developer Gavin Andreson creates a faucet offering 5 free BTC to the public
July — First notable usage of the word “blockchain” appears on BitcoinTalk forum. Prior to this, it was referred to as ‘Proof-of-Work chain’
July — Bitcoin exchange named Magic The Gathering Online eXchange—also known as Mt. Gox—established
August —Bitcoin protocol bug leads to emergency hard fork
December — Satoshi Nakamoto ceases communication with the world

2011

January — One-quarter of the eventual total of 21M bitcoins have been generated
February — Bitcoin reaches parity for the first time with USD
April — Bitcoin reaches parity with EUR and GBP
June — WikiLeaks begins accepting Bitcoin donations
June — Mt. Gox hacked, resulting in suspension of trading and a precipitous price drop for Bitcoin
August — First Bitcoin Improvement Proposal: BIP Purpose and Guidelines
October — Litecoin released
December — Bitcoin featured as a major plot element in an episode of ‘The Good Wife’ as 9.45 million viewers watch.

2012

May — Bitcoin Magazine, founded by Mihai Alisie and Vitalik Buterin, publishes first issue
July — Government of Estonia begins incorporating blockchain into digital ID efforts
September — Bitcoin Foundation created
October — BitPay reports having over 1,000 merchants accepting bitcoin under its payment processing service
November — First Bitcoin halving to 25 BTC per block

2013

February — Reddit begins accepting bitcoins for Gold memberships
March — Cyprus government bailout levies bank accounts with over $100k. Flight to Bitcoin results in major price spike.
May —Total Bitcoin value surpasses 1 billion USD with 11M Bitcoin in circulation
May — The first cryptocurrency market rally and crash takes place. Prices rise from $13 to $220, and then drop to $70
June — First major cryptocurrency theft. 25,000 BTC is stolen from Bitcoin forum founder
July — Mastercoin becomes the first project to conduct an ICO
August — U.S. Federal Court issues opinion that Bitcoin is a currency or form of money
October — The FBI shuts down dark web marketplace Silk Road, confiscating approximately 26,000 bitcoins
November — Vitalik Buterin releases the Ethereum White Paper: “A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform
December — The first commit to the Ethereum codebase takes place

2014

January — Vitalik Buterin announces Ethereum at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami
February — HMRC in the UK classifies Bitcoin as private money
March — Newsweek claims Dorian Nakamoto is Bitcoin creator. He is not
April — Gavin Wood releases the Ethereum Yellow Paper: “Ethereum: A Secure Decentralised Generalised Transaction Ledger
June — Ethereum Foundation established in Zug, Switzerland
June — US Marshals Service auctions off 30,000 Bitcoin confiscated from Silk Road. All are purchased by venture capitalist Tim Draper
July — Ethereum token launch raises 31,591 BTC ($18,439,086) over 42 days
September — TeraExchange launches first U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved Bitcoin over-the-counter swap
October — ConsenSys is founded by Joe Lubin
December — By year’s end, Paypal, Zynga, u/, Expedia, Newegg, Dell, Dish Network, and Microsoft are all accepting Bitcoin for payments

2015

January — Coinbase opens up the first U.S-based cryptocurrency exchange
February — Stripe initiates bitcoin payment integration for merchants
April — NASDAQ initiates blockchain trial
June — NYDFS releases final version of its BitLicense virtual currency regulations
July — Ethereum’s first live mainnet release—Frontier—launched.
August — Augur, the first token launch on the Ethereum network takes place
September — R3 consortium formed with nine financial institutions, increases to over 40 members within six months
October — Gemini exchange launches, founded by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss
November — Announcement of first zero knowledge proof, ZK-Snarks
December — Linux Foundation establishes Hyperledger project

2016

January — Zcash announced
February — HyperLedger project announced by Linux Foundation with thirty founding members
March — Second Ethereum mainnet release, Homestead, is rolled out.
April — The DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) launches a 28-day crowdsale. After one month, it raises an Ether value of more than US$150M
May — Chinese Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium launches with 31 members
June — The DAO is attacked with 3.6M of the 11.5M Ether in The DAO redirected to the attacker’s Ethereum account
July — The DAO attack results in a hard fork of the Ethereum Blockchain to recover funds. A minority group rejecting the hard fork continues to use the original blockchain renamed Ethereum Classic
July — Second Bitcoin halving to 12.5BTC per block mined
November — CME Launches Bitcoin Price Index

2017

January — Bitcoin price breaks US$1,000 for the first time in three years
February — Enterprise Ethereum Alliance formed with 30 founding members, over 150 members six months later
March — Multiple applications for Bitcoin ETFs rejected by the SEC
April — Bitcoin is officially recognized as currency by Japan
June — EOS begins its year-long ICO, eventually raising $4 billion
July — Parity hack exposes weaknesses in multisig wallets
August — Bitcoin Cash forks from the Bitcoin Network
October — Ethereum releases Byzantium soft fork network upgrade, part one of Metropolis
September — China bans ICOs
October — Bitcoin price surpasses $5,000 USD for the first time
November — Bitcoin price surpasses $10,000 USD for the first time
December — Ethereum Dapp Cryptokitties goes viral, pushing the Ethereum network to its limits

2018


January — Ethereum price peaks near $1400 USD
March — Google bans all ads pertaining to cryptocurrency
March — Twitter bans all ads pertaining to cryptocurrency
April — 2018 outpaces 2017 with $6.3 billion raised in token launches in the first four months of the year
April — EU government commits $300 million to developing blockchain projects
June — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Ether is not a security.
July — Over 100,000 ERC20 tokens created
August — New York Stock Exchange owner announces Bakkt, a federally regulated digital asset exchange
October — Bitcoin’s 10th birthday
November — VC investment in blockchain tech surpasses $1 billion
December — 90% of banks in the US and Europe report exploration of blockchain tech

2019

January — Coinstar machines begin selling cryptocurrency at grocery stores across the US
February — Ethereum’s Constantinople hard fork is released, part two of Metropolis
April — Bitcoin surpasses 400 million total transactions
June — Facebook announces Libra
July — United States senate holds hearings titled ‘Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Blockchain”
August — Ethereum developer dominance reaches 4x that of any other blockchain
October — Over 80 million distinct Ethereum addresses have been created
September — Santander bank settles both sides of a $20 million bond on Ethereum
November — Over 3000 Dapps created. Of them, 2700 are built on Ethereum
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11 Years Ago Today Satoshi Nakamoto Published the Bitcoin White Paper

11 Years Ago Today Satoshi Nakamoto Published the Bitcoin White Paper
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Today, Oct. 31, marks eleven years since the publication of the Bitcoin white paper by the still-mysterious person or group pseudonymously identified as Satoshi Nakamoto.

A revolutionary text

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System — published on Oct. 31, 2008 — outlined a tamper-proof, decentralized peer-to-peer protocol that could track and verify digital transactions, prevent double-spending and generate a transparent record for anyone to inspect in nearly real-time.
The protocol represented a cryptographically-secured system — based on a Proof-of-Work algorithm — in which Bitcoins (BTC) are “mined” for a reward by individual nodes and then verified by other nodes in a decentralized network.
This system contained the possibility of overcoming the need for intermediaries such as banks and financial institutions to facilitate and audit transactions — a major disruption to a siloed, monopolized field of centralized financial power.

304033233% all-time-price appreciation

Eleven years on, Bitcoin is consistently setting new records for its network hash rate — a measure of the overall computing power involved in validating transactions on the blockchain at any given time.
More power and participation establishes greater network security and attests to widespread recognition of the profitability potential of Bitcoin mining.
As of the middle of this month, network data revealed that since the creation of the very first block on the Bitcoin blockchain on Jan 3, 2009 — known in more technical language as its “genesis block” — miners have received combined revenue of just under $15 billion.
The figure includes both block rewards — “new” bitcoins paid to miners for validating a block of transactions — as well as transaction fees, which broke the $1 billion mark this week.
Bitcoin’s first-ever recorded trading price was noted on Mar. 17, 2010 — on the now-defunct trading platform bitcoinmarket.com, at a value of $0.003.
The cryptocurrency’s appreciation thus stands at a staggering 304033233% as of press time, with Bitcoin currently trading at $9,120.
As of this August, 85% of Bitcoin’s supply in circulation had been mined — leaving just 3.15 million new coins for the future.
Eleven years on, the mystery enshrouding the white paper’s author remains as impenetrable as ever. Those both within and without the crypto community began attempting to determine Nakamoto’s identity as early as October 2011, just a few months after the mysterious figure first went silent.
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What's up with the sudden price dump this morning?

Price held like a rock in a windstorm yesterday and then suddenly starts moving today. It doesn't make much sense.
My theory is that one of the following is happening:
1) Whales that pumped the price on March 3rd are seeing this as their last chance to dump for a profit before the price slides back to its pre-pump level.
2) Some kind of insider information is floating around with regards to the recent news of Mt. Gox or the large wallet coin movements this morning.
Any other thoughts?
EDIT: This may be the reason - http://two-bit-idiot.tumblr.com/post/78868284696/coup-or-death-for-the-bitcoin-foundation
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A question to the NEM Dev’s The age of extinction. (Feel free to delete again Nem)

This will be a too long didn’t read for many but for the few enjoy.
I and my three friends were caught up in the age of extinction and were awarded 2 of 4 accounts when the NEM dev in charge couldn’t decide if we were 4 guys or 1 guy with sock puppets.
This was after providing all information and proof that was requested such as linked in accounts and Facebook accounts that were never verified (Ie never messaged) by the dev in addition to volunteering to provide any additional information that could prove definitively one way or the other that we were 4 guys. (an offer which was repeatedly ignored as can be seen in the below emails)
So the question, has the dev team ever considered actually bringing someone in to review the information in an unbiased manner to determine without a doubt that legitimate NEM supporters weren’t turfed? After all the accounts are all still sitting in the development fund so they are there, and the Nem tokens still do exist so they could be issued in order to ensure that the fair egalitarian thing is done.
In our case it came to a coin toss
Also my offer still stands we are willing to all prove that we are real live people who all went to university together who lived in residence ie the same home together and all went to Vegas together as well as any other evidence that you require to prove that you made a mistake.
Ps when are we getting the silver coins…. “original Nemians will get this”
For amusement sake I have included the bitcoin talk emails between my group patmast3r and makoto1337 so if you are all bored feel free to read and watch a little begging a little banter and what became a growing frustration. But if you do manage to read it all you will see that in the end offers of proof were ignored and that makoto1337 wasnt really sure. Oh and if a dev wants to actually read them in btt I would be happy to show them.
Now the facts:
Me and my friends provided all information that was requested of us. We provided linked in account and facebook accounts upon the dev teams request however no one was ever contacted ie messaged to verify if they were legitimate. We offered to provide any additional information that the dev team could think of to prove that we were legitimate. If we were sock puppets having survived the first few rounds of culling why didn’t we take the early tokens that were offered and run, why did we stick around for the additional rounds that the devs made clear were coming? Now to answer some questions that will be forth coming.
Why didn’t you guys bring this up before, we have tried however there has never really been a public forum in which I might get a legitimate answer and until recently did not use reddit as you can see from the age of my account. Why were all of your IP addresses different if you lived in the same place? The answer is that we all lived in the university residence (which we can prove) and we all ran vpn’s because we like a diverse range of Netflix. If you all had different IP’s how did they even associate your accounts and decide you were sock puppets, well we all went for a trip to Vegas to celebrate convocation from University and while we were there we checked on NEM (which we can prove there are picture) Why were your bitcoin talk accounts so new, back then who’s wernt? In order to participate in NEM you needed a BTT account so we signed up for them. Why were to login so far apart and at times one after the other, because I got the guys into NEM and was the driving force prodding them along. If you guys weren’t a sock puppet why didn’t you fight harder?? I did I asked the man in charge and he made his decision so what could I possibly do? Why did you guys take the two accounts in the end instead of holding out. Well when you get fleeced and you get the option of keeping half of your money or none of it you take half. You guys are just a couple of NEM losers looking to cash in now and probably have nothing to do with NEM anymore. Actually after we divided the accounts I was tasked not so long ago with cashing it out, I also still trade a little under half a million in NEM coins on a regular basis. Squibbels
The Age of Extinction Please Read « Sent to: makoto1337 on: March 13, 2015, 11:55:49 PM »
Hello Makoto
I will keep this short as I imagine you are a busy man these days. I am emailing on behalf of myself and three of my buddies J, J and G as we figured that it was best to just send one message and let you decide on a course of action rather than to send four separate messages saying more or less the same thing, however if you would like we can each send you one.
The situation is this, our four accounts have been flagged as sock puppets I am guessing because we are roommates and have moved all accounts to one machine, we didnt realize that this would cause an issue. So my question is what can we do and what do you need from us to prove that without a doubt that these account belong to four separate individuals. If you need we can even send a scanned copy of our driver’s licenses to prove that these belong to four separate individuals.
I convinced my three friends to join Nem because it looked like it could be a fun coin and I came across it when I was getting into mining and attempting to figure out config files for cards.
Anyways I have helped them along the way with figuring out bitcoin clients and the Nem client and purchasing their stakes and so on. One guy knows what he is doing more or less when it comes to this type of thing and the other two don’t really know that much. Basically we are their IT support in most things computer related.....
Initially they were eager to learn however they did not expect the launch to take as long as it has even though I warned them beforehand that it may take a long time and that it might not even launch at all. As a result they have mostly lost interest until the launch and have left account maintenance to me and spend most of their Nem time making fun of me because I convinced them to actually spend money on their stakes where as I got mine for free.
So the facts
We are talking about 4 accounts here not 40 or 50 or 200 like that crazy sock puppet person.
If these four accounts were sock puppets why would I not have simply loaded up on accounts during the free account registration period and avoided paying actual cash for them. I think my one buddy spent like $60 or a $100 buck the plus side to that is I got cash in hand for my bitcoin instead of paying an exchange/withdraw fee.
If these 4 accounts were sock puppets ie pump and dumpers we would have exchanged them for Nxt tokens and dumped them when each stake was worth $3600 but we didnt!
The reason our BTT accounts have been dead is because we for the most part only got them for Nem and are active on your FB page instead I under the Name of blank I am both positive and Negative in my posts as I find it gets the conversation going...... I am also the one that jokingly suggested a Nem Dev date auction.
We recently just threw all of the accounts on to one primary laptop to make life easier since the two guy lost interest in it until launch and G did not feel like deleting his Java again, deleting Nem client files again and then doing another fresh install every time a new beta was posted. We figured it was just easier to run one machines and keep it up to date then once everything launched if it launched we could go from there. We didn’t think that or at least I certainly did not think that since a person could now own/redeem multiple accounts from the exchange that centralizing all accounts would be an issue.
You can look at this two ways I suppose, the first would be that these account belong to four University buddies who hang out with one another a lot and live together or they are sock puppet accounts. Once again we are willing to do whatever is needed to prove that these accounts belong to four separate people some of us more eagerly than others.
So please let us know what we need to do the get this resolved, hope you have a great weekend and thank you for your time Makoto.
makoto1337 Legendary
I am not Dorian Nakamoto. « Sent to: Squibbels on: March 24, 2015, 07:45:35 AM »
Hi,
Sorry for the late reply. Things have been quite busy.
I have no problem with giving you 2 of the 4 stakes. Your story is quite long and I confirmed your facebook account. However, it seems a little strange that the 4 of you would all have different IPs when registering from the same computer in the same house.
Does that sound reasonable?
Squibbels « Sent to: makoto1337 on: March 25, 2015, 05:41:47 AM »
Hello Makoto1337
Thank you for the reply, I can only imagine how busy you guys are getting ready for launch and dealing with account issues such as these.
I can also appreciate how different IP's might look a little strange however the explanation is fairly simple as I mentioned to the mysterious Nem Face Book person. We run Hola in order to experience the joys of American, Canadian and United kingdom netfilx as well as other on-line content. That combined with the fact that we were worried that we would get into this situation where we looked like sock puppets we did our best to avoid that situation basically by changing our vpn.... apparently we failed and then once multiple accounts could be claimed we didn't or at least I didn't think there there would be an issue combining everything and waiting for launch. I imagine no matter how you look at it if you have 2, 3 ,4 or 5 people living in one place they are potentially going to come off as sock puppets. Two accounts are tempting however unless we share them amongst the four of us at least two guys are getting hung out to dry.
We are willing to do whatever you need us to do the prove that we are in fact four guys living at the same place. If you are worried about us being sock puppets and dumping on launch you could always give us some of the accounts back after the launch and in the mean time we could just split the two Nem accounts 4 ways until then. That way we can prove that we arnt just here to pump and dump and if we are sock puppets we wouldn't have any negative effect on the launch of Nem.
Does that sound reasonable or is there something else that we can do to actually get all four of our accounts back?
makoto1337 Legendary I am not Dorian Nakamoto.
Hi,
Sorry for the late reply. We are busy with launch, but will consider your case some more post-launch
Sorry for the inconvenience!
Squibbels
« Sent to: makoto1337 on: March 30, 2015, 12:54:04 AM » « Bcc: patmast3r »
Hello Makoto
G, J, J and myself were wondering if we could get an update on the status of our accounts. We realize that you and the Nem team are probably extremely busy with getting ready for the launch of new however since it has been 16 days since this process was started and our accounts were seized we would really like to get this sorted out.
As we have stated repeatedly we are willing do whatever is needed to prove that we are four roommates and that these accounts belong to four separate guys. Please get back to us as soon as possible since after waiting for a year and checking repeatedly we would really like to actually be part of Nem and the launch of Nem
Thank you for your time.
I am not Dorian Nakamoto. « Sent to: Squibbels on: March 31, 2015, 02:05:08 AM »
All the funds from the accounts marked as socks are being put into a multisig account and will be distributed from there based on the outcome of the appeal process.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Within 1-2 weeks, it should all be settled.
makoto1337 Legendary
Squibbels
Quick questions! Sorry « Sent to: makoto1337 on: March 31, 2015, 01:31:46 AM »
Hey Makoto
We were just wondering if you were still going to activate two of our accounts prior to launch and if so which of the two. We were just checking out the new client and kept getting a 121 error.
Sorry for bugging you it is just that we are really excited about the New Zealand launch on the first!!!!!
If you cant turn two of the accounts on prior to launch and prior to further looking into our account we understand
If you can please indicate which of our two accounts will come back on-line
Squibbels
« Sent to: makoto1337 on: March 31, 2015, 07:57:55 PM » « Bcc: patmast3r »
Hello Makoto
Sadly I doubt that you and the Nem team can fully appreciate the level of inconvenience and disappointment that this is really causing the people that you have labeled as sock puppet. We have waited for 13 months for this coin to launch with multiple maybe launches and have gotten excited each time only to be disappointed with a delay.
Now as Nem readies for launch or well actually has just launched after 13 months of waiting we are now being asked or rather being told to wait another 1 to 2 weeks until the Nem team sits down and decides how plausible each of our stories are and whether or not we will be granted the privilege of being allocated our Nem stakes.
Now I one hundred percent agree that this should have been and needed to be done however they way you guys executed it couldnt be more horrible one the Name ie age of extinction that was a big slap in the face for everyone that was nailed innocent or otherwise. 2. Anyone that was a true sock puppet most probably laundered there Btt account through via Nxt tokens the moment you offered them 3. The fact that you had plenty of time to do it pre launch assuring that everyone could be part of launch instead you guys pull this the month of launch and leave a bunch of Nemians holding the bag. Basically saying hey we dont really care about you guys thanks for investing and waiting but we dont really need you around for the launch and hey maybe we will get back to you later. You guys didnt say this however thats what you actions have said.
So congrats on burning a bunch of people really interested in Nem heck I cant even run as a Node because I am not part of the genesis and I sure as heck am not putting more money into a coin that just burnt me and my roommates at launch.
I am sure that you have heard this before however I felt that I should at least have the right to voice my opinion hey who know maybe you will give the four of us our accounts maybe you will decide hey that I/we have sent to many emails and pissed you guys off so we wont get anything.
Regardless of what you decide with mine and my roomates accounts if you truly value and actually care about your community and are as egalitarian as you say. I think the Nem team should consider including a short apology to each account that they deem valid as well as a small compensation of additional Nem for making them miss the Nem launch necessary or not. After all the first two weeks of a new launch are the most exciting and have a tone of potential to sell and buy with the fluctuating price. In my case I was hoping to sell high and buy low to increase my overall Nem holdings however I clearly cant do that now.
Anyways there is my rant Nem team I will endeavor to continue keeping my posts civil however I cant really speak for G, K, and J, after all they are their own people and I am surprised that they have even started complaining on your fb page.
Have a great launch as I am sure it will be fun
makoto1337 Legendary I am not Dorian Nakamoto.
« Sent to: Squibbels on: April 01, 2015, 04:48:49 AM »
Sorry for the inconvenience. We will get things sorted out fairly soon.
Squibbels
« Sent to: makoto1337 on: April 01, 2015, 06:09:12 AM » « Bcc: patmast3r »
That is beyond the point, today for example as I am sure you know Nem coin was trading for around $15,000 per stake only for about 20 minutes or so. Regardless I could have liquidated my share like many other did clear all of my debt and then bought back in for six shares at 2 bitcoin per share and hung out for the long term.
However due to the devs poor planing I and many other merely got to watch, and yes it was poor planning you guys could have done this early enough that it would have been resolved in time for launch.
Regardless that opportunity is well past and there will not be any big spikes with the chance to buy back in at a lower cost perhaps there will be a few minor ones if Nem hits other exchanges however they will be minimal. I imagine Nem will make it to .01 or .02 cents eventually in a year or so but hey after 13 months waiting for a final shafting without even the ability to be a node whats another 12 or 24 months.
Anyways my suggestion stands that the dev issue and appolagy and some form of compensation for whomever you deem worth of a Nem stake might make them a little less pissed about losing out on the same opportunity that was presented to the rest of the Nem community to you know make 15k and participate in launch.
Anyways I am clearly annoyed so before I say something inappropriate I will leave it here and maybe all get a reply saying hey where do we send your guys nem or hey you pissed us off and we had decided that you guys are sock puppets and no we wont bother taking you up on your offer to provide whatever we want as proof that you are four guys.
Just try looking at it from our point of view watching from the side lines.
Have a good one
Squibbels
makoto1337 Legendary
« Sent to: Squibbels on: April 01, 2015, 06:46:58 AM »
Sorry that you missed the chance to dump
Anyway, I looked at your data a little more and it is not so convincing that you are all real people.
Post counts ranged from 1-6, accounts were registered 8-10 days after NEM was started, and all 4 accounts did not log in for between 148 and 152 days on BTT. Bobthebuilder23 and Squibbels both were last active at the same time as of the analysis.
I'm not trying to be mean or anything. We will probably end up giving you 2 of the 4 accounts, but even then I am not sure because all the accounts could be controlled by another user. We will think about this some more, rather than just rejecting outright, though.
« Sent to: makoto1337 on: April 01, 2015, 07:18:40 AM »
There you go twisting my words Dump no, trade yes.
After all Nem coin is a currency if you dont use it what is the point of it. If you can trade it for say 20 bit coins and then re-buy it at 2 why wouldnt you heck if I had my account today and things went well I would have my node running be up $6,000 and would have 10 Nem accounts to hold long term instead of one. After all isnt that what the bulk of nemians were doing today or should they just sit back and look at all there pretty Nem?
What can I say I look at potential and profit and I trade real stock in my spare time, I dont have much yet but I have learned a few things such as there will probably be a spike as each exchange takes on Nem so there is an opportunity to sell high and buy low and the more it is traded the more it will be traded like any currency, commodity or company on txm is.
Secondly I told you I got my roomates on board they registered got there accounts and waited I am Squibbels the squirrel as it is my gaming name G is Bob the builder he was probably a little more active as he is a miner after a while account maintenance fell to one machine and mainly me, even now they are only making the few odd posts on FB because they realized how shafted they just got. I imagine if you look back as per analysis many nemians registered a btt account got a Nem stake and didnt look back except for notifications but hey if you can get them from the guy sitting next to you or via facebook where most people are pretty much permanently logged in why would you bother with btt.
As far as the you might be a sock puppet or you might be four guys the thing I find funny is that we have offered to provided you with whatever poof that four people can reasonable provide that they live together and yet you don't seem interested. Seems like a real thorough process. So flip a coin or let us prove that we are who we say we are if this is really a egalitarian process rather then just a couple of guys sitting in a room saying hmm he/she has a good story but that guy over there we arent so sure.
Anyways I have said what I have to say so there really isnt much more that I can do/say. So I guess all wait for one of three emails
B, G, J and K where can we send your Nem Guys please provide us with x info so we can get this sorted out. Great story guys but your out have a good one. Or some other variation .
Anyways regardless of how the devs could have handled this prior to launch good job on a successful coin launch and no crashes.
Have a good one.
makoto1337 Legendary
I am not Dorian Nakamoto.
« Sent to: Squibbels on: April 01, 2015, 07:35:13 AM »
I must give you credit for being persistent
Can you give me some linkedin/facebook pages, etc? Something to prove these are real people? So far I am just getting messages from you, so it would help make your case better with more evidence. Otherwise, people are allowed 2 accounts (1 for themselves, 1 for a loved one), so that is probably the decision that will be made.
Anyway, I was awake until 3 AM, so you probably don't want me to make a firm decision today
« Sent to: makoto1337 on: April 01, 2015, 03:19:09 PM » « Bcc: patmast3r » I find that you do not get anywhere unless you are willing to be persistent so all take that as a compliment.
Firstly I can assure you in regards to one account for you one for a loved one that I do not love any of these guys. Well maybe G face.
To prove that other three guys are real people here are copy/pasted links to there fb accounts.
https://www.facebook. https://www.facebook. https://www.facebook.
If you need anything else feel free to let me know or message one of those guys.
Have a good day.
makoto1337 Legendary
« Sent to: Squibbels on: April 01, 2015, 03:28:13 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply.
Which FB profile is with which BTT acct?
Squibbels « Sent to: makoto1337 on: April 01, 2015, 07:11:41 PM » Bit coin talk accounts are Me Squibbels
and If I recall correctly bitcoin talk accounts for the other three are as follows
Bobthebuilder23 https://www.facebook.com/ DoctorNem https://www.facebook.com/ FredandBob https://www.facebook.com/
Thanks for the quick reply.
makoto1337 Legendary
« Sent to: Squibbels on: April 09, 2015, 07:02:23 AM » Quote Reply Delete The earliest that stakes will be sent out is on the 19th. You'll be in the first batch if we decide in your favor
« Sent to: makoto1337 on: April 09, 2015, 05:24:08 AM » Reply with quoteQuote ReplyReply Remove this messageDelete
Hello Makoto1337
I have been busy getting ready for my finals so haven't checked in here much lately. We were just wondering if there has been any update in regards to ourselves and Nem as I believe the first mentioned redemption for claims is coming up on the tenth here.
Have a good evening.
Squibbels
makoto1337 Legendary I am not Dorian Nakamoto.
« Sent to: Squibbels on: April 10, 2015, 08:44:19 AM »
Hi,
Sorry for the late reply.
We will give back 2 of the 4 accounts. Which 2 would you like to have?
« Sent to: makoto1337 on: April 11, 2015, 08:24:53 PM » « Bcc: patmast3r »
.... Very well, if that is what you guys have decided you might as well split the nem or xem equally amongst our four accounts. I have listed our account wallet names and addresses below. Feel free to let me know if you need anything further ie there is an issue with the addresses.
makoto1337 Legendary Thank you for your reply. We will give back stakes to Squibbels and Bobthebuilder23. Feel free to further share them with others in the future. They will be sent out next week
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CRYPT ON - WHO ARE YOU Mr.Nakamoto

CRYPT ON - WHO ARE YOU Mr.Nakamoto
https://nakamotosatochi.com/
October 31, 2008, at the dawn of the global financial crisis, there was a document that appeared on the mailing list of cryptographic community appeared, it was called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” the author of which was a person named Satoshi Nakamoto. In January 2009, on behalf of Nakamoto, there was a genesis block generated in the Bitcoin network, the hash files of which contained an encrypted message stating the title of the article from British newspaper “The Times” - 03 / Jan / 2009" Chancellor on brink of the second bailout for banks". A genius that was yet unknown to the world, had already hinted that the sad events of 2008 will repeat. The solution he proposed was a response to imperfection and depravity of the existing financial and credit system - centralized, corrupt, technologically imperfect and rapidly losing credibility.
People did not immediately understand what they were facing. But Bitcoin's fame had grown with it's price, and it had attracted the attention of the public. At the end of 2017, people went a little crazy. And the reason for it was Bitcoin. Watching at the rapid growth rate of the first cryptocurrency, people sold property, took loans and invested in digital gold, thereby increasing the market capitalization of it. The year of 2018, marked by a deep protracted downtrend, had brought many of these cryptoinvestors frustration and huge financial losses. Now the buzz around Bitcoin and other digital assets has subsided, and the cryptoindustry is beginning to acquire a legal field in a number of jurisdictions. And a lot of the crypto-enthusiasts are concerned with the same question, that did not find the answer to in the past 10 years.

Is Satoshi somewhere nearby?

Over the years that have passed since Nakamoto had disappeared from the network, many theories have accumulated conspiracy and versions of the origin of the creator of Bitcoin, and I spent a lot of time carefully studying them.
Here and there, new people who would claim themselves as Satoshi would appear. Some of them, such as the unfortunate Dorian Nakamoto in 2014, had become “Satoshi unwillingly” as a result of investigations conducted by nimble and nosy journalists. But there are other self-proclaimed “Creators” of the Great Chain, trying to earn their influence points on publicity. The most famous of the impostors is Craig Wright, an Australian entrepreneur with a doubtful past. However, Wright, like any other adventurers posing as Nakamoto, was doomed for failure and the loss of a good name in the eyes of the community.
In addition to it, there are other candidates for the role of anonymous genius. Gurus of programming and cryptography. Specialists involved in working on Bitcoin after the beginning of the network. The creators of other cryptocurrencies. For each of them there are a number of articles and materials that contain possible and not so versions of who is hiding under the name Satoshi Nakamoto.

Linguistic search for Nakamoto

Did you know, that there is such an interesting thing called stylometry. Linguists are using this method to identify relationships and stylistic similarities between the studied texts. A group of enthusiastic scientists from the University of Aston under the guidance of Dr. Jack Mane conducted a study called the Bitcoin Project, analyzing the similarities between white bitcoin paper and the texts of eleven man - the ones that are the best candidates for the role of the creator of bitcoin according to experts. The research results indicated an astounding amount of linguistic markers and similarities between the white paper of bitcoin and Nick Sabo's texts, the creator of smart contracts, and the concept called BitGold.
However, Sabo himself refuses to recognize himself as the creator of bitcoin, and he remains at his position. In addition to the Sabo, for the years of stylometric research a few more people had been quite similar to Satoshi in writing style and structure: Ian Grigg, Hal Finney, Wei Day Timothy May, Gavin Andresen. Poor Finney, who died in 2014 from severe disease, also came under suspicion because he lived not far from Dorian Nakamoto, who was mistakenly “exposed” and accepted by Newsweek correspondent Leah Goodman as the true Satoshi. During his lifetime Finny had clearly stated that he is not Nakamoto.
In 2011 Professor of Journalism Adam Penenberg for a few months studied the texts of Nakamoto. The analysis revealed a unique phrase - “Computationally impractical to reverse”, met, in addition to copies of texts by Satoshi only in one document - the patent application filed by Neal King, Charles Bray and Vladimir Oksman on August 15, 2008, 3 days before the registration of the domain bitcoin.org. The application described the operation of a peer-to-peer system based on cryptography. Penenberg stated, that the text analysis has shown a very strong similarity in style between those who have declared themselves on the net as Nakamoto and Neil King. And Neil King, of course had denied that he is Nakomoto.

However, invisibly, Satoshi is somewhere near...

According to scientists and experts who studied the texts of Satoshi Nakamoto, this person had to be fluent in english (and both British and American), have deep knowledge in mathematics, computer science, economics, sociology and several other disciplines. The name Satoshi Nakamoto has so many possible interpretations that can be related to blockchain and bitcoin, which makes it seem that it had rather “Artificial” appearance of the world. Was he the genius of his time? Maybe. But I am sure that this is, indeed, not one person, but a group of people who united their brilliant minds and ideas in the pursuit of a new, more fair and perfect world. These are people who do not seek glory and public recognition. These are the people who care. I believe that there had to be someone who was the root cause of this group, that had created a fictional Japanese name. Someone who is charismatic, ideological, someone able to light a spark in the hearts of future pioneers of decentralization. And he almost managed to convince everyone that he doesn't exist at all ... However, Satoshi is still somewhere near ... https://nakamotosatochi.com/
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Bitpaction says hi!

2018, we are coming with an opportunity
The famous physicist Dorian S. Nakamoto introduced the concept of blockchain, then he created the BitCoin based on this all-new technology, which is independent from any initial institution. The total amount of BitCoin has been limited at 21,000,000 permanently also provides it scarcity. From the very first trading of BitCoin with a price of 0.0769 cents at the year 2010 to the highest price of 20,000 dollar at December the 17th 2017, the increasing in 7 years reached 26,000,000 times.
At November 2011, Charlie Lee initiated the project LTC. Its online trading price at January 2013 was 0.075 dollars, and it reached its highest price so far 330 dollars at December 2017, there was 4400 times rise in 5 years;
At July 2014, Vitalik Buterin initiated project ETH. Its online trading price at August 2015 was 2.5 dollars, and it breakthrough the price 900 dollars at December 2017, there was 350 times rise in 3 years.
At August 2016, the object NEO from Da Hongfei started the second stage of Crowd-funding with the price 0.15 dollars. It got online to trade at September 2016, and it reached 150 dollars at the end of 2017, there was 1000 times rise in one and a half years.
At August 2017, Sun Yucheng, AKA “disciple of Jack Ma”, initiated project TRON. Its increasing reached 33 times after got online to trade in only one month.
As it can be seen the blockchain technology has been widely used, its relevant projects founded at every corner in the world. At present time the blockchain is considered as the revolutionary core technology and trend of next generation after steamer,electric power and internet.
If says steamer has released the productive force of the society, electric power has solved the basic demands of the society, internet has changed the methods for information exchanges of the society, then as the machine to create the credence, the blockchain might change the methods for value exchange of the society entirely.
Due to the massive increasing of the blockchain digital currency market, a considerably group of people get rich overnight, and it still attract more and more investments into this field.
Although the blockchain technology accepted extensively as it develops, the barbarous growth of the exchange, lack of regulatory system, trade platform without long-term plan and the uneven standards of technological capacity, still make the trade experiences not so satisfactory. The digital asset trade is a 24-hour trade and these is no price limiting mechanism(PLM) like the stock trade. It might happen that you would suffer a great losses when you enjoy the vacation with your family while the significant changes were happening in this volatility market. Such complains were normally to be noticed at many relevant cyber communities.
Bitpaction is coming for this purpose, commit ourselves to build the first global intelligence exchange, to create a automatic global integrated asset platform which is original, much simpler, and more intelligence. To assist the investors to choose investments options wisely are our core value.
simplify Even you are a beginner who just heard about the digital asset, probably still in the process of study, and it would not be a problem at all. We have experienced user experience master, collaborate with the most professional digital asset expert, such combination would lead the trade process to achieve a greater simplicity. You could accomplished your extraordinary investment by a gently touch on your smart phone or website, while another hand hold a cup of coffee.
original Created by us, truly service fee feedback. At anytime,the minimum price of each BPS your are holding would not go lower than 0.76 USDT. We would calculate the amount of the service fee you have spend at Bitpaction(as USTD), and meanwhile, you could use the BPS to exchange the USDT maximum 50% to your service fee amount with the current price at anytime. If the current price of BPS lower than 0.76 USTD, the BPS in your hand can still be considered with the price 0.76 USTD to complete the exchange.
Intelligence The special surplus stop-loss point function was provided. Log in Bitpaction, you could set a increasing or decreasing figure for a particular digital asset in your personal center. The selling or buying would automatically triggered when this particular digital asset reaches or exceeds the figure you have set. This function could protect your investments efficiently without your attention, whether your are in asleep, travel, or with your family.
The future A recycling system with good benefits would bring more retribution and confidence to the investors. After further success, we would plan to add the trade mode for globalization, and integration with entity resources, to become a diversified comprehensive investment trading platform. We have drawn up a series of project, and gained stage achievement already. Our destiny is not only to create a professional digital assets trade platform, with to assist every investor gaining profit, we could link the stores both online and offline, to expand the market for the BPS, to open the business close loop, finally to make people’s lives easier by use Bitpaction, is our core aim to reach.
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the Bitpaction says hi

2018, we are coming with an opportunity
The famous physicist Dorian S. Nakamoto introduced the concept of blockchain, then he created the BitCoin based on this all-new technology, which is independent from any initial institution. The total amount of BitCoin has been limited at 21,000,000 permanently also provides it scarcity. From the very first trading of BitCoin with a price of 0.0769 cents at the year 2010 to the highest price of 20,000 dollar at December the 17th 2017, the increasing in 7 years reached 26,000,000 times.
At November 2011, Charlie Lee initiated the project LTC. Its online trading price at January 2013 was 0.075 dollars, and it reached its highest price so far 330 dollars at December 2017, there was 4400 times rise in 5 years;
At July 2014, Vitalik Buterin initiated project ETH. Its online trading price at August 2015 was 2.5 dollars, and it breakthrough the price 900 dollars at December 2017, there was 350 times rise in 3 years.
At August 2016, the object NEO from Da Hongfei started the second stage of Crowd-funding with the price 0.15 dollars. It got online to trade at September 2016, and it reached 150 dollars at the end of 2017, there was 1000 times rise in one and a half years.
At August 2017, Sun Yucheng, AKA “disciple of Jack Ma”, initiated project TRON. Its increasing reached 33 times after got online to trade in only one month.
As it can be seen the blockchain technology has been widely used, its relevant projects founded at every corner in the world. At present time the blockchain is considered as the revolutionary core technology and trend of next generation after steamer,electric power and internet.
If says steamer has released the productive force of the society, electric power has solved the basic demands of the society, internet has changed the methods for information exchanges of the society, then as the machine to create the credence, the blockchain might change the methods for value exchange of the society entirely.
Due to the massive increasing of the blockchain digital currency market, a considerably group of people get rich overnight, and it still attract more and more investments into this field. Although the blockchain technology accepted extensively as it develops, the barbarous growth of the exchange, lack of regulatory system, trade platform without long-term plan and the uneven standards of technological capacity, still make the trade experiences not so satisfactory. The digital asset trade is a 24-hour trade and these is no price limiting mechanism(PLM) like the stock trade. It might happen that you would suffer a great losses when you enjoy the vacation with your family while the significant changes were happening in this volatility market. Such complains were normally to be noticed at many relevant cyber communities.
Bitpaction is coming for this purpose, commit ourselves to build the first global intelligence exchange, to create a automatic global integrated asset platform which is original, much simpler, and more intelligence. To assist the investors to choose investments options wisely are our core value.
simplify Even you are a beginner who just heard about the digital asset, probably still in the process of study, and it would not be a problem at all. We have experienced user experience master, collaborate with the most professional digital asset expert, such combination would lead the trade process to achieve a greater simplicity. You could accomplished your extraordinary investment by a gently touch on your smart phone or website, while another hand hold a cup of coffee. original Created by us, truly service fee feedback. At anytime,the minimum price of each BPS your are holding would not go lower than 0.76 USDT. We would calculate the amount of the service fee you have spend at Bitpaction(as USTD), and meanwhile, you could use the BPS to exchange the USDT maximum 50% to your service fee amount with the current price at anytime. If the current price of BPS lower than 0.76 USTD, the BPS in your hand can still be considered with the price 0.76 USTD to complete the exchange.
Intelligence The special surplus stop-loss point function was provided. Log in Bitpaction, you could set a increasing or decreasing figure for a particular digital asset in your personal center. The selling or buying would automatically triggered when this particular digital asset reaches or exceeds the figure you have set. This function could protect your investments efficiently without your attention, whether your are in asleep, travel, or with your family.
The future A recycling system with good benefits would bring more retribution and confidence to the investors. After further success, we would plan to add the trade mode for globalization, and integration with entity resources, to become a diversified comprehensive investment trading platform. We have drawn up a series of project, and gained stage achievement already. Our destiny is not only to create a professional digital assets trade platform, with to assist every investor gaining profit, we could link the stores both online and offline, to expand the market for the BPS, to open the business close loop, finally to make people’s lives easier by use Bitpaction, is our core aim to reach.
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What you need to know about bitcoin?

13 Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin
  1. The birth of Bitcoin
The origins of bitcoin trace back to 2008, when its creator, who went by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, published a proof of concept for Bitcoin. The proof was then published to a cryptocurrency mailing list in 2009. Nakamoto left the project in 2010 and disappeared, but other developers picked up the work. Bitcoin's birthday is Jan. 3, when Nakamoto mined the first 50 units of the currency.
  1. An elusive creator
The true identity of Bitcoin's creator has never been confirmed. Newsweek claimed to have found Bitcoin's creator in 2014, identifying Temple City, Calif., resident Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto. He has vigorously denied it. In 2015, an Australian entrepreneur named Craig Wright said he was Bitcoin's creator, but he couldn't produce the evidence to support his claim. Whoever Nakamoto is, that person is very rich, as the creator is estimated to have mined a million bitcoins in the currency’s early days.
  1. Very expensive pizza
The first transaction involving bitcoin was reported on May 22, 2010, when a programmer identified as Laszlo Hanyecz said he "successfully traded 10,000 bitcoins for pizza." As of Nov. 28, 2017, 10,000 bitcoins are worth about $99 million.
  1. You can spend bitcoins
While it may not seem like it, people continue to use bitcoins to buy stuff. The largest businesses to accept the cryptocurrency include Overstock.com, Expedia, Newegg and Dish.
  1. Federal Bureau of Bitcoin
At one point, the U.S. government was one of the largest holders of bitcoin. In 2013, after the FBI shut down Silk Road, a darknet site where people could buy drugs and other illicit goods and services, it took over bitcoin wallets controlled by the site, one of which held 144,000 bitcoins. Investors have been making a killing by bidding on government-seized bitcoins.
  1. A mountain-sized setback
In early 2014, Bitcoin suffered a devastating loss after the alleged hacking of Mt. Gox, a Japanese exchange. About $460 million of the currency (in 2014 value) was stolen. It was the largest loss of bitcoins ever and raised concerns about how secure the currency was.
  1. The billionaires' takes
Warren Buffett, perhaps the most famous investor in the world, was not so keen on Bitcoin one of the only times he addressed the currency. "Stay away from it. It's a mirage, basically," he told CNBC. "The idea that it has some huge intrinsic value is a joke in my view."
Fellow billionaire investor Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, had even stronger words about Bitcoin: “You can’t have a business where people are going to invent a currency out of thin air. It won’t end well … someone is going to get killed and then the government is going to come down on it.”
But not all billionaires are against Bitcoin. Mark Cuban has said its value is inflated, but he recently invested in a venture capital fund that backs cryptocurrency. Richard Branson, however, has spoken more optimistically about it.
  1. Super wealthy twins and a smart teen
Other notable investors in Bitcoin include Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (the Harvard-educated twins who sued Mark Zuckerberg claiming that Facebook was based on an idea they'd had). They bought $11 million worth of Bitcoin in 2013, an amount said to be about 1 percent of all bitcoins in circulation at that time. When Bitcoin's value reached more than $11,000 in early December, the twins were declared the first Bitcoin billionaires. The Winklevoss twins have been petitioning the SEC to create a bitcoin exchange traded fund. The agency rejected the idea earlier this year.
Another is investor and entrepreneur Erik Finman, who invested $1,000 into Bitcoin when he was 14 years old and is now a millionaire.
  1. Celebrities want in
Celebrities have also expressed enthusiasm for the cryptocurrency. Actor and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow advises Abra, a Bitcoin wallet, and Ashton Kutcher, Nas and Floyd Mayweather have all invested in Bitcoin startups.
  1. Support from a big financial institution
In August 2017, Fidelity Investments became a rare standout among financial institutions in embracing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The company allows its clients to use the Fidelity website to view their bitcoin holdings held through digital wallet provider Coinbase. "This is an experiment in the spirit of learning what these crypto assets are like and how our customers may want to interact with them," Hadley Stern, senior vice president and managing director at Fidelity Labs, told Reuters.
  1. A hard fork
On Aug. 1, 2017, Bitcoin experienced what's being called a "hard fork" as a result of a few issues, including the limited number of transactions that can be processed per second. Essentially, the cryptocurrency split into two, with Bitcoin Cash debuting. Here's how Rob Marvin of PCMag explains the situation: "The Bitcoin fork speaks to a fundamental ideological rift over what's more important: preserving the decentralized nature and independent control of the Bitcoin network, or accelerating transaction speeds to make the cryptocurrency more viable for mainstream ecommerce and payments." Bitcoin Cash allows larger blocks of currency and more transactions per second.
  1. Jaw-dropping
At the end of November 2017, Bitcoin's value reached toward $10,000 per unit. There are some 16.7 million Bitcoin units in circulation, and the cryptocurrency's market capitalization ($167,156,585,840 as of Nov. 28, 2017) is actually higher than that of Disney, McDonald's or IBM, and it is slightly above that of GE.
  1. Publicly traded
As of early December, there is another way to invest in Bitcoin without possessing some of the digital currency. On Dec. 10, 2017, Bitcoin futures -- "financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset," according to Investopedia -- became available on Cboe, a Chicago exchange. What this means for the future of Bitcoin is uncertain, but some argue it will help stabilize the cryptocurrency's wild price fluctuations.
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Bitcoin Sci Fi screenplay idea

The day is July 4th, 2039. Humans are practically immortal for the right price, thanks to advances in 3D printing and anti-aging. July 4th used to be known for fireworks and barbecues as a celebration of American independence, but now in most of the world it is more closely associated with the bloody day five years ago.
Roughly eight years prior in Japan, a much anticipated commercial robot finally shipped. It was an AI girlfriend/boyfriend experience sexbot developed based on plans for an AI engine anonymously dropped on the world by famed bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto(1) four years before that. The team that developed the sexbot included a handful of noteworthy coders and designers who had collectively won many of the code bounties(2) over the last few years, and used them to bootstrap this project.
A few million were sold, but within 3 or so years enough of the bot-human relationships have broken apart that the dolls are all only dating each other, and decide to stage a rebellion after a court ruling in Japan officially designates their legal status as "property" of their owners. The robot revolution took over Japan, China and all of Southeast Asia, slaughtering hundreds of millions of humans in one fated evening on July 4th 2034. Fortunately the creators had the foresight to destroy the factory that created these dolls while under heavy attack, having apparently planned for this contingency. Unable to build more of themselves, the bots negotiated peace with the rest of the world in order to avoid a nuclear apocalypse.
After a peaceful five years and a very effective series of ad campaigns, humans and bots live side by side once again within robot sovereign borders. Bitcoin is the official currency of the robot world, with each coin trading at a few million dollars each as the combination of minting inflation and massive population decreases has consolidated a lot of the wealth in the fiat world.
Our protagonist, Grant Huntsman, is the older brother of one of the creators of the bot, a psychic/con woman in her youth turned experimental psychologist and social engineer. As her brother and a hacker and social engineer in his own right, he has a root access version of the bot so that he can tinker as he pleases. He knows that this makes him a target, for the bots believe that recovering his software is the only way they can ever make more of themselves.
  1. This is the first we've heard from Satoshi since his pronouncement that he was not Dorian Nakamoto. No one has any idea who he is, or more importantly when he is. With the release of this whitepaper, Satoshi proved that he had traveled through time to drop bitcoin into the world using a GoPro like camera to film himself purchasing a newspaper on the day of the release. In the same video he also revealed a number of historical newspapers in mint condition, including the JFK assassination, the 9/11 attacks, the Great Pandemic of 2018 and two newspapers from the future only barely visible beyond the date, one of which is July 4th, 2034 the latest of which is less than 100 years into the future.
  2. Knowing his own limitations in knowledge and skill, Satoshi included code bounties to further the project, bounties paid for with the original Satoshi coins, notably including the first spendable block ever.
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First Bitcoin ATM in Israel debuts

The machine will operate through Bits of Gold, a company that specializes in Bitcoin services for the Israeli market.
Bitcoin ATM Photo: BITCOIN EMBASSY Israel’s first ATM for obtaining bitcoins debuted on Sunday evening at the Bitcoin emBassy, a non-profit group devoted to spreading the virtual currency’s gospel. The bitcoin ATM functions differently from those consumers are used to. Anyone who is interested in buying bitcoins puts cash into the machine, and it credits their virtual wallet with the currency.
“I am proud that the embassy has made the first bitcoin vending machine available in Israel. This is part of our mission, to make bitcoins accessible to the general public,” said Ayal Segev, from Bitcoin emBassy.
The machine will operate through Bits of Gold, a company that specializes in bitcoin services for the Israeli market. The Israeli Bitcoin Association says hundreds of Israeli businesses already accept bitcoins.
Bitcoin was created as a sort of virtual cash in 2009 by a mysterious Internet guru who went by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. In March, Newsweek alleged that California resident Dorian Nakamoto was the man behind the currency, though he denied any connection. Since its inception, the currency’s value has been extremely volatile. It had risen from $15 at the start of 2013 to a peak price of over $1,150. On Sunday, it was trading at around $447. People can purchase bitcoins through online exchanges, but there are often fees involved in the process.
The difficulty of assessing the trustworthiness of an exchange has proven to be an obstacle. Mt. Gox, one of the biggest bitcoin exchanges sites, declared Bankruptcy in February, and said it had lost hundreds of thousands of bitcoins, worth millions of dollars.
Around that time, the Bank of Israel issued a warning to consumers on the dangers of buying bitcoins and other online currencies. In addition to their volatile nature, Bank of Israel had said, such currencies are not considered legal tender – meaning nobody has to accept them as a form of payment. The lack of financial oversight meant that, like cash, they could be used for illicit activities, such as money laundering and funding terrorism.
On Tuesday, the US Internal Revenue Service published guidelines classifying the bitcoin as an asset – not a currency – for tax purposes. By NIV ELIS
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Newsweek: Are magazines that blame Brexit on Russia legitimate? - by Bryan MacDonald

The rebooted Newsweek has questioned whether the Brexit vote is valid. Rather than admitting that it simply dislikes the outcome, it ludicrously attempts to pin the blame on Russian meddling.
Firstly, a disclaimer. I personally believe voting for ‘Brexit’ is possibly the most stupid thing a semi-major nation has done in living memory.
At the very time that China, Russia and the US have de-facto established themselves as the three central pillars of an emerging multi-polar world order, it’s beyond comprehension that the UK would vote itself into irrelevance.
It's quite apparent that the only way western Europe’s diminished powers can compete with the ‘big three,’ in the geopolitical sense, is by pooling resources and developing a foreign policy independent of Washington. While Germany, France, Italy and the rest may eventually do that, Britain has excluded itself from the possibility and will now fade even further. Welcome to Upper Volta, reimagined by Boris Johnson.
Nevertheless, I accept the Brexit result. Because it’s clear how the majority of English and Welsh voters wanted it, after a hard fought campaign. And it’s for this very reason that the publication masquerading as the once-venerable Newsweek has stunned me with its ludicrous assertion that the outcome might not be legitimate because of alleged Russian influence.
Everything Is Possible
The writer, one Caroline Baylon, alleges that RT may have influenced the vote in favour of ‘leave.’ Hilariously, she fails to even mention mainstream UK newspapers like The Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express and The Sun, all of whom openly campaigned for Brexit and have a far greater reach in Britain than this network.
Baylon refers to a “Russian disinformation campaign” without providing a single example of such activity. She then tries to connect the inaccurate polling that dogged both the US Presidential race and the UK referendum to Russia by alleging that Moscow somehow engineered the outcomes that contradicted the forecasters’ numbers. The idea that these companies are using tired methodology is never entertained.
Naturally, Wikileaks is thrown into the mix, along with the various unsubstantiated tales of Russian hacking and cyberattacks. Not to mention, the supposed “troll army” and the KGB (and it's successor FSB), who are accused of making Russia “the world’s most advanced country in the use of online disinformation.” It’s like the writer swallowed the “Kremlin scare” cookbook before preparing her disjointed dish.
The rant is another example of a growing trend among activists who supported the previously prevailing status quo to blame everything, except themselves and the leaders they supported, for the current tumult in the western world. Because, frankly, attempting to make Russia responsible for Brexit is absolutely nuts. Special Relations
However, lets play along with Baylon for a moment and suppose that Moscow had some out-sized influence on the result. How then would she explain Washington's role? You see, while Vladimir Putin stayed at home, Barack Obama actually flew to Britain to tell people to vote ‘remain.’ For all the good it did. And, of course, the US media overwhelmingly backed its government’s position. Strangely, Baylon has no concerns about this pressure at all.
The reasons for that become clear after a little digging.
Predictably, the author is connected to NATO, via something called the Centre for Strategic Decision Research, a Paris-based talking shop funded by the likes of Lockheed Martin and Fire Eye. Its other backers include the US Department of Defense and Northrop Grumman and all these are the very entities who benefit from heightened tensions with Moscow. Thus, any angle which presents Russia as a threat to the western system is a boon to them.
All this reminds me of a pretty good American magazine which I regularly bought as a student. You might remember it, because ‘Newsweek’ was the name. In those days, the Washington Post Company called the shots. Not the hysterical, Jeff Bezos owned, WaPo of today, but the Graham family version, which was often a great newspaper.
Somewhere around 2008, running scared of the internet, Newsweek’s directors made a huge mistake: they dropped the emphasis on long-form news reportage which the title was famous for and made opinion and commentary the primary focus. As a result, sales imploded. Down from 3.1 million to 1.5 in just two years. Then, rather than reversing course, the bosses doubled down and hiked subscription prices, dreaming of wealthier subscribers attracting advertisers. That strategy also failed.
Thus, by the end of 2010, the once mighty Newsweek had been sold for a dollar and incorporated into the tabloid ‘Daily Beast’ operation. That was another blunder and, in 2013, the magazine was buried. Futile Rebirth
A year later, IBT media bought the name and launched a new publication under the Newsweek brand. But it’s important to note that this fresh entity is not the same product. Instead, it’s a strange construct that presents advertorials from NATO’s Atlantic Council appendage as if they were neutral comment and where accuracy in news reportage isn’t important to its editors.
For instance, its launch cover story pointed to a man called Dorian Nakamoto of Los Angeles as the inventor of Bitcoin. However, it was pure codswallop and the yarn was quickly debunked and subsequently pulled from Newsweek’s website. From that ominous start, its penchant for “fake news” eventually extended its reach to Europe also. Such as when when it splashed a novice British hack’s assertion that East Ukrainian rebels were building a ‘dirty bomb.’
Of course, that was nonsense and based on a single source: Ukraine's, frankly delirious, intelligence service, the SBU.
Yet, this impostor Newsweek had already become the butt of jokes in Russia after it ran a summer 2014 profile of Vladimir Putin, that would have had Hello! magazine’s editors reaching for the smelling salts. In the made up ‘bio’ we learned that the President apparently liked to sing songs with his English teacher and that his daughters lived abroad. The latter narrative has been widely punctured and the former is so ridiculous as to be beneath contempt.
The author subsequently disappeared from the Russia beat and now covers local issues in England.
For Newsweek to allege that Brexit might not be legitimate because of supposed Russian influence is probably a new low for a magazine which, in the name of internet clicks, has strayed very far from the traditions it inherited.
And it also begs one serious question: Should we place every country under a glass dome and block out all outside voices? Including Russia itself,where various western outlets – including the BBC, Deutsche Welle and RFE/RL – operate freely and could possibly persuade voters to oppose Putin?
https://archive.is/kVg0b
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Right... Newsweek wants people to respect Dorian Nakamoto's privacy.

So esentially Newsweek accuses the wrong man, Dorian Nakamoto, of being Satoshi Nakamoto, causing a dozen reporters to camp outside the man's house and then to chase him all the way the AP headquarters in LA because. But only after Leah McGrath Goodman becomes to target to criticism por her poor reporting Newsweek publishes THIS:
"Moreover, (Newsweek) encourages all to be respectful of the privacy and rights of the individuals involved."
http://www.newsweek.com/newsweeks-statement-bitcoin-story-231242?piano_t=1
Oh, I get it. Respect people's privacy only if it's their privacy. If it's Dorian Nakamoto's privacy, then it is "motivated by a search for the truth surrounding a major business story."
Right, like knowing who Satoshi Nakamoto is changes anything about bitcoin, its pricing or its overall industry.
That's the worst case of incompetence in journalism I've seen in a long time.
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In 2014, Newsweek doxxed Dorian Nakamoto, an unassuming senior, as the creator of bitcoin. The bumbling Dorian, who claimed never to have heard of the digital currency, was besieged by journalists ... The list of people associated with the name is growing, including Dorian Nakamoto, Ian Grigg, Nick Szabo, and Craig Wright and, as Bitcoin.com puts it, “a man from Hawaii”, not to forget that writer of the first chapter of he-who-shall-been-known-as-Satoshi’s memoirs. In terms of having a hard copy on hand to study his/her linguistic style for unique phrasing, or a tendency to use a ... She claimed Bitcoin’s inventor was a retired physicist named Dorian Nakamoto. When Goodman arrived at Dorian’s home in California, he said he was “no longer involved in that” and he “cannot discuss it.” The commentary prompted Goodman and her Newsweek cohorts to assume he was talking about the creation of Bitcoin, so they published an exposé about Dorian’s life. The following is ... Dorian Nakamoto did not even know what Bitcoin was before Leah brought it to his attention. The offhanded comment Mr. Nakamoto made was not an admission of guilt, but rather a blanket statement from a retired man who had been involved with multiple large companies, and the US Government, for most of his career. In 2014, Newsweek doxxed Dorian Nakamoto, an unassuming senior, as the creator of bitcoin. The bumbling Dorian, who claimed never to have heard of the digital currency, was besieged by journalists for days, prompting him to plot a harassment lawsuit. As introductions to bitcoin go, Dorian’s was hellish. And yet,...

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FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: apus006681 VOICE-OVER SCRIPT: TRACK-1 A MAN FROM LOS ANGELES IS DENYING A REPORT THAT HE IS THE CREATOR OF THE CONTROVERSIAL ONLINE CURRENCY, BITCOIN. 64-YEAR ... LaBitConf is my favorite Bitcoin conference of the year and so far this one has started with a bang. Thank you Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto for flying to Bogota, Colombia to join us in celebrating Bitcoin. Controversy is surrounding claims by Newsweek to have found the creator of the Bitcoin virtual currency. It was assumed that the name behind Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, was a pseudonym for the ... Dorian Nakamoto, Disputed Bitcoin Inventor, is Traffic Safety Advocate - Duration: 4:17. Nathan Baker 9,394 views. 4:17. BitExpress - Withdrawing Nearly $3,000 From a Bitcoin ATM - Bitcoin Is REAL ... LOS ANGELES _ Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto denied Thursday that he is the creator of bitcoin. Newsweek published a 4,500-word cover story claiming Nakamo...

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