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Bitcointalk

Bitcointalk
Type of site
Forum
Available inMultilingual, primarily English
WebsiteWelcome post by Satoshi
Alexa rankIncrease 900 (Global, January 2018)[1]
AdvertisingBanner ads
Launched2009

Bitcointalk is a forum about bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies.

History

Satoshi Nakamoto created the bitcointalk forum, posted the first message in 2009 under the pseudonym satoshi. The commonly used cryptotrader misspelling "Hodl" originated from a 2013 bitcointalk forum post.[2][3] 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.[4][5]

General

Initial coin offerings are usually announced at the forum.

Scams

A 2016 study by researchers from the University of New Mexico, and University of Tulsa, Oklahoma identified 1780 scams, based on forum reports.[6] There is a demand for more privileges for older user accounts. Traded accounts were reportedly used to scam people.

References

  1. ^ "bitcointalk.org Traffic Statistics". Alexa Internet. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Will This Battle For The Soul Of Bitcoin Destroy It?". Forbes. October 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Only Good Bitcoin Advice Is Four Years Old Today". Motherboard Vice. October 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "8 surprising places where you can pay with bitcoin". Business Insider. December 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "If You Bought $5 of Bitcoin 7 Years Ago, You'd Be $4.4 Million Richer". Fortune. May 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "A new bitcoin Ponzi scheme or scam pops up almost every day". New Scientist. January 4, 2018.

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