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Available inMultilingual, primarily English
WebsiteWelcome post by Satoshi
Alexa rankIncrease 900 (Global, January 2018)[1]
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Bitcointalk is a forum about bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies.


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]


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.[6] There is a demand for more privileges for older user accounts. Traded accounts were reportedly used to scam people.


  1. ^ " 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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