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Hah! I find this funny...a crypto throwback to 2012

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crrdlx
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2 months ago2 min read

Having learned about, and gotten into, bitcoin in 2011, it's a bit embarrassing to say that there's very, very little to show for it today. It'd be nice to say, "I'm a bitcoin OG, so, 'Hasta la vista, suckas!'" However, that's not the case. Market hacks and stupid trading on my part took their toll. There's very, very little to show for it today.

Yet, as of this morning, there is still this from the wayback department...

bitty48.png

Bitty is back!

Well, sorta. It's not functioning anymore, but the website is back online at http://bitty.wikidot.com/

It's a bit of a long story, but here's the upshot...

In the old days, people could mine from normal computers. Bitty tried to do that.

There used to be a website called BitcoinPlus. It's no more but the archived site is at https://web.archive.org/web/20120611082224/http://www.bitcoinplus.com:80 and shows how it looked when I fooled around with it. It was great in that you were able to use your web browser to mine bitcoin. The snag, in my view, was that a user had to stay on a certain web page to mine. I made a .exe doo-hickey in attempt of avoiding that necessity, then stuck it on the http://bitty.wikidot.com website.

I posted an announcement on bitcointalk.org at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=90849.msg999809#msg999809 The link was quickly censored. That's okay, and I understand. Files like .exe can have all kinds of malware, spyware, adware, etcware. They can be very bad.

Bitcoinplus didn't last too long. It dropped off the map (I think the dude still owes me .01 BTC), and I got rid of the bitty.wikinotes.com website.

In recent years, I've wanted to revisit it, just for the sake of nostalgia. Yet, it was gone. Until this morning! While fiddling around in wikidot.com, I realized deleted wikis can be restored. So...

Whoop! There it is!

http://bitty.wikidot.com/

The video shows the bitty miner in action. And, did I really include that rave music audio?! Wow.

If interested, the http://bitty.wikidot.com/ files can be seen at the bottom of the page, under "Files." The bitty miner.exe app is still there, but it does not work as shown in the video. It requires a javascript script that was housed at bitcoinplus.com, which is now defunct.

It's not Thursday, but this is true throwback. :)

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