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|Alexa rank||900 (Global, January 2018[update])|
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. 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 usually 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.
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