With my interest in Bitcoin, and Twitter, I found myself over the past couple of days trying to find the very first tweet about Bitcoin. And I found it, along with some of the very earliest tweets on the digital currency.
You may be wondering if I am on a quest to find the legend, Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. Although the thought (several thoughts actually) have crossed my mind, and I decided not to go down the same path that many others have gone down without success. I peaked down the rabbit hole, but in the interest of time, I decided not to go any further, or end up spending the rest of my days connecting dots.
Back to Twitter and Bitcoin. If you’re wondering who may have tweeted first about Bitcoin, well here you go. Here are a few. I posted them in order, with the very first tweet about Bitcoin on top. Enjoy.
Running bitcoin— halfin (@halfin)
Looking at ways to add more anonymity to bitcoin— halfin (@halfin)
Thinking about how to reduce CO2 emissions from a widespread Bitcoin implementation— halfin (@halfin)
From: Satoshi Nakamoto – 2009-01-11 22:32 Bitcoin v0.1.2 is now available for d— GoldLover (@fafcffacfff)
Just wrote: Bitcoin: new open source P2P e-cash system: Satoshi Nakamoto has developed a new open sou..http://tinyurl.com/b7gvlm— Michel Bauwens (@mbauwens)
#2 P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Bitcoin: new open source P2P e …: Bitcoin’s solution is to use a peer-to-..http://twurl.nl/aur18h— be A torrent (@beAtorrent)
Taking a look at bitcoin under Wine / Debian Sid. Seems OK so far. http://tinyurl.com/raapyn— Christophe Ceccon (@ChristopheCecco)
#bde 3 demo companies next up – then lunch – Bitcoin, Ideabounty, Wikijob – 1 (one) minute each – then lunch— Simon Grice (@simongrice)
#bde bitcoin demoing too!— NOW* event (@NOWevent)
(Note: I’m not sure who did a “demo” of Bitcoin back in June 2009, but this is the event it was done at. Maybe Satoshi is in the crowd!)
— Roland Swingler (@knaveofdiamonds)
— Paolo Massa (@phauly)
This tweet came before the rest, in November 2008. It’s not directly about Bitcoin, but I found the similarity and coincidence of the time frame to be interesting. It’s actually about Ripple, which is like Bitcoin, but slightly different.
— lilian ricaud (@lilious)
This tweet I actually thought was the first tweet about Bitcoin, due to the similarity in the description and the time frame. But after doing some research, it turns out Open Money is something else.