The Bitcoin Origins (6) - 2014
Other parts of series:
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
Counterparty (XCP) Proof of burn
Altcoin XCP started using proof of burn (sending bitcoins to 1CounterpartyXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXUWLpVr address) to create XCP coins in alternative chain. This address received more than 2,130 BTC, which are not spendable.
All bitcoins sent to this addres are "destroyed", because private key for this address is not known.
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Marc Andreessen - Why Bitcoin Matters
YouTube - The Impact of the Bitcoin documentary
In documentary is Michael Hill that converted all his assets into bitcoins (about $140,000). Another man running martial arts school in Tokio received 130 BTC in exchange for $1,500 worth of lessons. Gavin Andersen, one of the first core developer of Bitcoin, is shown in video. Another man is converting half of his salary ($800) into bitcoins. Connection of Bitcoin and Silk Road is discussed here.
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Mt. Gox hacked
The biggest bitcoin hack. It was stolen 744,408 BTC.
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Daniel Krawisz - I'm Hoarding Bitcoins, and No You Can't Have Any
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Support the Revolution - Ukraine
Ukraine protestors started campaign to raise money via bitcoin. Their bitcoin address https://www.blockchain.com/cs/btc/address/1Fkp2maqnjP24wjFy47sfMPGVGji7ybvPE already collected more than 7 bitcoins.
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Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto
He claimed he "did not create, invent or otherwise work on Bitcoin".
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Tim Draper bought 29,656 BTC from Silk Road
Tim Draper bought 29,656 BTC seized from Silk Road in auction for 18 mil USD.
Silk Road sized coins: https://sochain.com/address/BTC/1FfmbHfnpaZjKFvyi1okTjJJusN455paPH
Trezor One - first hardware wallet
First hardware wallet was released by SatoshiLabs. It is currently one of the best ways to secure your bitcoins.
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YouTube - Andreas M. Antonopoulos educates Senate of Canada about Bitcoin
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Documentary - The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin
YouTube - Bitcoin 101 - Quindecillions & The Amazing Math Of Bitcoin's Private Keys
Daniel Krawisz - Bitcoin’s Compound Rewards
"The difference between Bitcoin and a Ponzi scheme is that in a Ponzi scheme, the early adopters benefit by cashing out. With Bitcoin, there is no reason ever to cash out. As long as the dollar still exists, then Bitcoin has prospects from further growth. Once Bitcoin reaches the point that it can grow no more, there will be nothing left to cash out to. It is better to say that bitcoin holders have already cashed out—cashed out of the dollar, that is."
Andreas M. Antonopoulos - Mastering Bitcoin
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