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Type of site
|Available in||Multilingual, primarily English|
|Website||Welcome post by Satoshi|
|Alexa rank||900 (Global, January 2018[update])|
Bitcointalk is a forum about bitcoin, initially created by Satoshi Nakamoto the inventor of Bitcoin on Nov 22, 2009 and was head administrator until almost 2011. Then Sirius was head administrator until 2012. The forum is owned and operated by "Theymos" since 2012.
Satoshi Nakamoto created the bitcointalk forum and posted the first message in 2009 under the pseudonym "satoshi".
The first bitcoin transaction took place at the forum, when software programmer Lazlo Hanyecz offered 10,000 bitcoins to purchase pizza, three days later a deal could be arranged to purchase two pizzas.
Initial coin offerings are sometimes announced at the forum.
A 2016 study by researchers from the University of New Mexico, and University of Tulsa, Oklahoma identified 1780 scams, based on forum reports. There is a demand for more privileges for older user accounts. Traded accounts were reportedly used to scam people.
In 2014, Theymos announced Bitcointalk has been paying a Hawaii-based software company Slickage Studios US$100,000 per month to develop improved forum software. As of April 2019, there have been no noticeable improvements to the software and many users, including some large donors, have expressed concern that Theymos is mismanaging the forum's donations. At least one of the four developers of Slickage Studios is also a Blockstream employee, which has also raised more concerns about a potential conflict of interest.
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