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Block #796048

Block #796048
On June 19 2011 The MtGox database was compromised and the user base was leaked, containing details of 60,000 usernames, email addresses and password hashes, some of which were overly simple to brute force passwords. Get your bitcoins off the exchanges!
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Block #795072

Block #795072
On the night of 14th of June 2011 Wikileaks turned to bitcoin as a lifeline for receiving donations. This was a strategic move to counteract a politically motivated banking blockade crafted by leading banks and payment service providers under the influence of the U.S. The attack has destroyed 95% of the organization’s revenue, and if it wasn’t for Bitcoin, Wikileaks might have ceased to exist. Free speech is inseparable from censorship-resistant money. Remember that!
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Block #794057

Block #794057
On 9th of June 2021 El Salvador blazed the trail, making Bitcoin legal tender. While several nations intended to emulate this groundbreaking move, many faltered, ensnared by the allure of shitcoins or CBDCs. Undeterred, El Salvador continues to champion Bitcoin, illustrating a nation’s self-awareness. This is the way.
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Block #792990

Block #792990
Twelve years ago this week, the exchange rate of Bitcoin reached $10 for the very first time. Of course, Bitcoin took a nosedive afterward, convincing many that it was all over. People were panic-selling their magical internet money, and blaming Bitcoin for every possible sin. The only thing that’s changed after twelve years is the rate of bitcoin against dirty fiat; people are still buying bitcoin in an attempt to get rich quick, and if it doesn’t live up to their expectations of instant exponential growth, they complain about anything and everything, except their own greed. HODL on, dear friends, don’t trade!
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Few Interesting Facts About Fiatjaf

Few Interesting Facts About Fiatjaf
Forbes has shared an article about Fiatjaf, and the creation of Nostr. While some info the article shares might not be new to the Nostr OGs, there are some cool facts about Fiatjaf you may not know. Fiatjaf was born in 1991 in Brazil’s busy southeastern region. On a school trip to a Fiat car factory, he got a hat with the Fiat logo. Later, he used ‘Fiat’ and his old nickname, JAF (whose meaning is a secret), to create his online username.
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Block #791985

Block #791985
Today, 13 years ago, the first purchase of a physical product for bitcoin was made - Laszlo Hanyecz exchanged 10,000 bitcoins for two pizzas. And while many today are perplexed as to how it was possible to spend such an incredible amount of bitcoins for lunch, the more interesting question is: how was it possible to part with two perfectly good pizzas in exchange for some magical internet money?
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