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The Bitcoin Origins (7) - 2015


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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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2015-01-04
Bitstamp hack
Near 20,000 BTC has been stolen from Bitstamp to address 1L2JsXHPMYuAa9ugvHGLwkdstCPUDemNCf
First transaction (3,100 BTC): https://sochain.com/tx/BTC/a32697f1796b7b87d953637ac827e11b84c6b0f9237cff793f329f877af50aea

2015-01-15
Bitcoin puzzle transaction
On this date the bitcoin puzzle transaction has been sent. This transaction has 256 outputs with total value 32.896 bitcoins. Private keys for this outputs are numbers that are between 2^(n-1) and 2^n - 1. For example private key for second output is between 2^1 and 2^2 - 1 = 2 and 3.
Transaction: https://sochain.com/tx/BTC/08389f34c98c606322740c0be6a7125d9860bb8d5cb182c02f98461e5fa6cd15
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1306983.0
Solutions:
1 | 1BgGZ9tcN4rm9KBzDn7KprQz87SZ26SAMH | 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001
2 | 1CUNEBjYrCn2y1SdiUMohaKUi4wpP326Lb | 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000003
3 | 19ZewH8Kk1PDbSNdJ97FP4EiCjTRaZMZQA | 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000007
4 | 1EhqbyUMvvs7BfL8goY6qcPbD6YKfPqb7e | 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000008
...

2015-04-03
The Legend of Satoshi Nakamoto puzzle
"The Legend of Satoshi Nakamoto" puzzle
"The painting is a #puzzle, there is 4.87 #bitcoin concealed by this image. Happy #EasterEgg http://i.imgur.com/OSpEZtA.jpg"
Address (solved): https://sochain.com/address/BTC/1FLAMEN6rq2BqMnkUmsJBqCGWdwgVKcegd
Solution: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kzpqzz/heres-the-solution-to-the-3-year-old-dollar50000-bitcoin-puzzle
(Image via @coin_artist)

2015-06-29
Trace Mayer - The Seven Network Effects of Bitcoin
1) Speculation
2) Merchant Adoption
3) Consumer Adoption
4) Security
5) Developer Mindshare
6) Financialization
7) Adoption as a World Reserve Currency
https://www.weusecoins.com/the-seven-network-effects-of-bitcoin/

2015-08-07
DEF CON 23 - Cracking Cryptocurrency Brainwallets
DEF CON 23 - Cracking Cryptocurrency Brainwallets
Ryan Castellucci introduced his high speed brainwallet cracker, "Brainflayer". Which was able to "steal" 250 BTC from brainwallets (all bitcoins has been returned to their owners).
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foil0hzl4Pg
IMPORTANT: Brainwallets are not safe and shouldn't be used!! Read this: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=311000.msg3345309#msg3345309
(Image via YouTube - DEFCONConference)

2015-11-01
The Bitcoin Gospel - VPRO documentary
YouTube - The Bitcoin Gospel - VPRO documentary
Features Andreas Antonopolous, Peter Todd, Roger Ver.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zKuoqZLyKg
At the beginning Roger Ver sends bitcoins worth 100 EUR (0.409762 BTC) to bitcoin wallet. Private key for this wallet is shown to camera, so someone was able to take bitcoins.
Address: https://sochain.com/address/BTC/18VxeqVC9C1oQEh164GQhLnWvLiLPuc4br
Roger Ver's funding transaction: https://sochain.com/tx/BTC/2cfb4c0790e141b78aa80dc758a88d3aabd0ee99df7c8dd938d1e23af54a1bf4
(Image via YouTube - vpro documentary)

2015-12-29
Jeff Garzik - Bitcoin is Being Hot-Wired for Settlement
https://medium.com/@jgarzik/bitcoin-is-being-hot-wired-for-settlement-a5beb1df223a

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