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The Bitcoin Origins (4) - 2012


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The Bitcoin Origins (0) - Pre-bitcoin
The Bitcoin Origins (1) - The beginning to 2009
The Bitcoin Origins (2) - 2010
The Bitcoin Origins (3) - 2011
The Bitcoin Origins (4) - 2012
The Bitcoin Origins (5) - 2013
The Bitcoin Origins (6) - 2014
The Bitcoin Origins (7) - 2015
The Bitcoin Origins (8) - 2016
The Bitcoin Origins (9) - 2017
The Bitcoin Origins (10) - 2018
The Bitcoin Origins (11) - 2019
The Bitcoin Origins (12) - 2020

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2012-01-01
Simon Dixon - Disrupting Banking
Bitcoin 2011 Conference
First bitcoin conference in Europe was at Prague (2011).
Simon Dixon - Disrupting Banking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oeMsfm5D5s
(Image via YouTube - Simon Dixon)

2012-01-13
YouTube - Bitcoin forecast for 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwcbTQaUF6I

2012-03-01
Slush hacked
Someone hacked Marek Palatinus's (creator of Slush pool and Trezor wallet) backup machine hosted on Linode and stole 3,094 BTC.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=66916.0
Tx: https://sochain.com/tx/BTC/34b84108a142ad7b6c36f0f3549a3e83dcdbb60e0ba0df96cd48f852da0b1acb

2012-03-24
Pay rent in Las Vegas with bitcoin
Pay rent in Las Vegas with bitcoin
"The current exchange rate is 4.69 US Dollars per Bitcoin."
"Send us 234.54 bitcoins and your rent of $1100 will be paid up for a month."
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=73712.0
(Image via bitcointalk.org)

2012-04-24
satoshidice.com
SatoshiDICE.com - The World's Most Popular Bitcoin Game
First bitcoin dice gambling site.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=77870.0
(Image via SatoshiDICE)

2012-07-09
Tweet - Erik Voorhees
Tweet - Erik Voorhees (@ErikVoorhees)
"#Bitcoin just broke $7.00... now up 40% in the last 30 days and most people don't even know what we're up to ;) #forex #finance #gold #money"

2012-07-13
Bitcoin to Linden dollars
93,433 BTC to Second Life currency
About 93,433 bitcoins is used to buy Second Life virtual currency - Linden dollars.
https://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2012/07/bitcoin-and-linden-dollars.html
(Image via nwn.blogs.com)

2012-08-03
The "Vladimir club"
You are in "Vladimir club" if you own at least 2,100 BTC.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=98239.0

2012-09-25
Max Keiser - Bitcoin 2012 London
Bitcoin 2012 London
Max Keiser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEHIOi8iXqE
Mike Hearn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4L7xDNCmA
Richar Stallman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN6Q--zqroM
(Image via youtube.com)

2012-11-28
First bitcoin halving (50 to 25 BTC)
First bitcoin halving occured in block 210,000. The block reward dropped from 50 BTC to 25 BTC.

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