NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, July 4, 2013

Who won the free Bitcoins? Posted by Mikko @ 20:07 GMT

As mentioned a week ago, I was running a competition where I would give a physical Bitcoin coin to my 50,000th follower on Twitter.

Well, it happened last night. My 50,000th follower was an account called WantBTC.


WantBTC is actually a bot, run by Eric Bauersachs.


Eric was running a script with 16 Twitter bots competing for the 50,000th follower slot. Hard work paid off, and he won!


Eric will be getting the Bitcoin and a copy of Thomas Rid's upcoming book Cyber War Will Not Take Place. Congratulations!

However, I also promised a Bitcoin and the book to a random follower of mine. Which one got it? Did you get it? You'll have to watch the video to find out.

Thanks all!