Just How Big is 99Bitcoins as We Start 2017 (and a free Bitcoin t-shirt)

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2016 has been an amazing year for Bitcoin. The currency started out at $430 and closed the year with a huge leap to $970. The growth in interest in Bitcoin also brought growth to 99Bitcoins, and 2016 has been the best year for our site to date. In this short post I want to give you a quick overview of just how much we’ve grown in the past year.

99Bitcoins started out officially on January 2014 (before that it was just a test website for some Bitcoin articles). My main focus has always been helping people get started with Bitcoin, so whenever a new wave of people come onboard like we had in the last couple of weeks, it’s always a good sign for the site.

99bitcoins users

As you can see from the Google Analytics snapshot above, 99Bitcoins served around 1.5 million readers in 2016, and it’s pretty obvious how the price affected the number of readers by the end of the year. This growth of users allowed the site to be ranked around #34,000 in the Alexa ranking algorithm of all websites.

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As you can see we started the year ranked around #58,000, dropped down to #78,000 and shot back up again to #34,000 right before the year ended.

The majority of our users are males between the ages of 25-34 and that pretty much correlates to a Coindesk research done lately about who exactly is the average Bitcoin user.

99Bitcoins user demographicsThe following graph shows the lifestyle of our readers (on the left) and their product and purchasing interests online (on the right).

99Bitcoins audience interest

Most of our readers are from the United States (36.1%), followed by India (5.1%) and then the UK (3.93%). Recently we’ve also integrated a Bitcoin faucet into the site so we have started receiving considerable traffic from eastern Europe, South Africa and Russia as well.

99Bitcoins user geo

Throughout the year we also got mentioned a lot in mainstream and financial media. Yahoo! , MSN, Newsweek, Gizmodo, Seeking Alpha and Coindesk are just some of the sites that linked to different articles on 99Bitcoins throughout the year. The most linked page was of course our Bitcoin Obituaries section showing how Bitcoin continues to rise from the dead time and time again. A big thanks to Jordan Tuwiner from BuyBitcoinWorldWide for creating this awesome concept.

Some of our most successful posts on the site this past year were:

Here’s your gift for being a great supporter of the site!

Our subscriber base has also grown to be pretty big and today we have almost 30,000 loyal subscribers. In order to celebrate this we’re giving away five 99Bitcoins t-shirts for free to whoever writes the most creative response below. It could be about Bitcoin, about the site, or anything else you think is relevant. Also, if you don’t want that specific 99Bitcoins t-shirt feel free to choose any other from the wide variety on the Bitcoin.com store.

Just write your poem in the comment section below and you’re in. Winners will be announced on January 7th through the comment section as well.

Thanks for being so awesome and here’s to an even better 2017!!!!

January 7th update – The winners have been chosen and were notified via their comment below. Thanks everyone for participating and being such an awesome audience.

Ofir Beigel

Owner at 99 Coins ltd.
Blogger and owner of 99Bitcoins. I've been dealing with Bitcoin since the beginning of 2013 and it taught me a lesson in finance that I couldn't get anywhere else on the planet. I'm not a techie, I don't understand "Hashes" and "Protocols", I designed this website with people like myself in mind. My expertise is online marketing and I've dedicated a large portion of 99Bitcoins to Bitcoin marketing.

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alfred Pierce
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alfred Pierce

New 2 this whole digital currency is the bit coin maker a real bitcoin rotator that produces bitcoins . Could u suggest bitcoin producing rotators

Zsofia Elek
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Hi Alfred, welcome to the Bitcoin Community! Please be careful with Bitcoin rotators, in many cases these are scams and trying to steal your money, I cannot suggest you any legit site at the moment.

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Bitcoin,s belong. belong to the masses can’t get them from bank but there grate for pool mining and thank,s for opening my eyes and filling my coffers there is no other offers like 99bitcoin.com offers for blogging to faucet it just awesome so class it is you just mustn’t pass it the blog is the best you can learn so much just don’t underestimate the admin as they may well be helpful and pleasant even in the face of arrogant peasant I am thankful for all that what you do. and could the millions of you just form an orderly… Read more »
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BitPoem2017
By Kai

Money

Many years

So much pain

A new thing

An idea
a vision

no money smell

Research.

Best site: 99bitcoins

It’s true.
The romance is real.

Thanks for the content.

…and one late submission.

Love,
Kai

Dmtr
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Dmtr

Good. Bitcoin victory

Henry Barton
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Henry Barton
Hey, Ofir. I shared my story of learning about Bitcoin and now I’d like to share my poem. I didn’t realize the contest was based on your timezone, because it’s still January 6 here in the US. I see that I can’t win a shirt, but I had fun writing up a poem and here it is: In the disaster of 2008, Nakamoto hoped to give us control of our dough, So the first cryptocurrency he did create, But sadly his name we don’t know A commodity like gold, Not bogus like greenbacks, In China heavily bought and sold, But… Read more »
Nathan
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Nathan

Before the grandeur of an internet emoji.
A man dedicated towards a cashless society
But not one with entrenched inequality.
He was wiser than that, the community’s beloved Satoshi

So his name became a symbol for a coin.
One which couldn’t be touched, only sought
By millions around the globe
The path to an exciting future they chose

Now here we are, groups of black, white’s and Asians.
Looking at the debate over blocksize limitations
But once we finish these hiccups
The bank managers will be the ones left to clean up

Michael Iheanacho Oka
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Michael Iheanacho Oka

i never knew about Bitcoin until i joined the best bitcoin community, 99Bitcoins.com where Bitcoin Educations are offered for free.

So therefore,with the awesome knowledge i have learn t here and used,the result is that i am also smiling just like my teacher, Mr Offir.

thanks sir for impacting my world.

wijdan aamir
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wijdan aamir

99bitcoins.com helped me understood the concept of a new form of currency and how to use it using the online wallet.

wish you all the best and lets start a cashless world:)

Mike Reed
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Mike Reed

This site is tha bomb yo!
It’s got it going on yo!
The main place to go
for some non-techie info
Bout the worlds greatest craze
‘Cause living these days
Is tough as it is
To just handle your biz
But if you get in the know
and get smart on this stuff
You’ll see the potential
So enough is enough!
Get up on this knowledge
Subscribe to the blog
of my main man ofir
and fight through the fog
till you see the blue sky
man the price is sky high
not because it’s a scam
It’s legit! Do or die!
99Bitcoins y’all!!!!!!

Stinky Pete
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Stinky Pete
Good on ya Ofir …I definietly want a T-shirt!!! I didn’t write a poem , but I wrote some lyrics to a song …which arguably is poetry. The musics is… Dusty Springfield’s ..”I only want to be with you ” My Lyrics are : I don’t know what it is my money just aint as good It doesn’t seem to have the value that it should While searching for the answer … I found a site Now 99 bitcoins is my shining light. If its bitcoins .. you don’t understa..and Then Ofir Beigel is your man. I’m a muso ,… Read more »
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Anonymous

Hi have you received your T-shirt from at location please indicate
Thanks

David Edwards
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David Edwards

I started writing websites again after watching mr.robot and remembered about bitcoin. Now im taking classes so i can build a bitcoin miner app cause i cant afford a miner . And i love your site its awsome. Thank you for the info .

Blake Bowman
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Blake Bowman

Hey if you get that app up let me know I would like to try it out also kinda interested in classes hehe Mr.robot one of my favorites

Elochukwu Sunday Okoye
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Elochukwu Sunday Okoye

Oh 99bitcoins what a great site!
since we meet you have changed me
Now we swim in pool of some bitcoins hahaha
No life without you 99bitcoins
Follow me friends, family and relative as we drink from the pool bitcoins
Together we are strong
Together we keep keeping on breaking the barrier
Oh yes we did it!
Bitcoin broke the $1000 barrier hear it again and again
Now trading at around $1020 for one Bitcoin!
No place to be like 99bitcoins

Kenneth Wong
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Kenneth Wong

up up and away…sky is the limit

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Bojan Tomeski

thanks for your existing .

Curtis Jones
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Poems huh? +++++++++++++++++++++++ Needed some hash to get me some gash But dint have fuck all cash Hey though Bitcoins I had, so I messaged my Dad And said Where can I get me some Hoocher, so I can tap me some Coocher? Dads a drug lover from way on back He’s got some good street sense and a modicum of whack Said don’t waste you time of the street folk son Git yerself online and hook up some crumb So a mere five hours later, after a skate here and there I’ve struck a sweet deal with a guy… Read more »
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mohd jamal bin mohd yunus

Pisang emas bawa belayar
masak sebiji diatas peti
hutang emas boleh dibayar
thanks ilmu mu kubawa mati

egg is telur
wood is kayu
hope can learn more
ofir beigel billions thank to you!

Karlis
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Karlis

So, here comes Bitcoin…
To rule our world,
But never the less…
There will be others

World will be maintained,
By snow and rocks,
Rain will drop,
I want that T-shirt…

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In my opinion OFIR BEIGEL should include Bitcoin as the 8 wonders of the world through the help of Blockchain Technology as an article on 99Bitcoins.com. B – BLOCKS of I – INTELLIGENCE T – TRANSACTIONS C – CARRY O – OVER I – INTERNATIONAL N – NETWORK’S BITCOIN decentralized crypto currency invented by Satoshi Nakamoto means; “thinking clearly inside the foundation.” has changed the world economy in history. As I got my first 100 Bits from 99bitcoins.com some years back so shall his ranking increases 100 position on ALEXA ranking in 2017. As a loyal subscriber here I Will… Read more »
Os
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Os

The whole age of computer has made it so that we know exactly what’s going on ^^
Got to go to the moon with the motivational Modi ^^
All hail the dark magic ^^.

Leonard
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Leonard

your blog is so resourceful, and am happy i subscribed to it earlier. i have learnt a lot about cryptocurrencies. Thank you so much!

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maxwell

bitcoin i have come to the cross road,
and i most either come or stay with you,
for in the darkness of my debt you lifted the hope
of wealth, and i saw it in your futures,
that you are the road that i should trade, bitcoin,

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withanage udayanga

BTC will pave the way for my financial freedom target. This blog gives me very significant details about BTC news, where I can share with my friends and getting upgrades about current situations. World is moving to the digital currency system where BTC is the number 01 in those and 99bitcoins.com is the number 01 blog who motivate, inspire, upgrade each and every persons. Wish you happy new year!

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Doncharley Osumo

As the little drops of water
make a mighty ocean,
Microchips power the biggest tech products,
So with every beat of the heart,
Global finance is now being shaken,
Bit by bit by the Bitcoin phenomenon,
Like a cat with 99bitcoin lives.

OFIR BEIG, kudos for putting a solid stamp on this trending internet revolution. See you at the top!

Satish Kumar Kesharwani
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Satish Kumar Kesharwani

Amazing way for decentralization of economy. I have one question if everyone start using bit coin how any country will run without tax’s.

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I firstly heard about bitcoin in 2013.I’m eager to know about the bitcoin technology,one stop made it all its 99bitcoins.com. Later on i created my first bitcoin wallet.But little afraid on buying bitcoins,but very much excited to know how bitcoin transactions work.Then 99bitcoins made it for me i got my first transaction in to my bitcoin wallet of 100bits when i subscribed to 99bitcoins.com. since then 99bitcoins has become a part of my life,99bitcoins comes first in crypto news and all other necessary stuff related. Just a week back i joined a 99bitcoins faucet which is awesome,one of the best… Read more »
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bop trix

Hi 99bitcoin i’m new here and i think this site is good for the beginners, at first i thought this site is scam but not so keep this site up and more subscriber to join. Have a good day and happy new year to all user’s.

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Anonymous

Hi 99bitcoins i’m new here and this site is good for the beginners, at first i thought this site is scam but not so keep this site up and have a good day! HAPPY NEW YEAR :)

AdenijiSegun David
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AdenijiSegun David

in my little poem, I will love to appreciate 99bitcoins because it has really enlighten me more about Bitcoin and it has also create room for me to more versatile in it as well. Thanks to 99bitcoins more grease to your Elbow, looking forward for more improvements in the new year.

Daniel Ekpoessien
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Daniel Ekpoessien

I can’t do without this blog. Thank God I found it. It came at the right time. Your updates keeps me informed.
Thanks 99 Bitcoin.

felixKätzler
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felixKätzler

I first heard about Bitcoin in a 2011 Spiegel ( German magazine about finances politiks &such) About how they were optimistic about the value of btc;). Yet I still find it funny how the “mainstream” media denies Bitcoin its rigth to life anon and want to controll the market the Eu trys to regulate btc exchanges lol. So WHY Do they want us to be dependent of the 0%growth of assets while btc offer more? Simply because they are in power and want that power structure to remain in power!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

bitcoin i have come to the cross road,
and i most either come or stay with you,
for in the darkness of my debt you lifted the hope
of wealth, and i saw it in your futures,
that you are the road that i should trade, bitcoin,

Harvey L.
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Harvey L.
Woah, this great big new, community. I don’t see how else to put it. But really for a new kid on the block it was pretty hard to try and get started in all this, everything as if it was in another language. But like your motto says, translates the hard to the easy – so it’s for everyone. When I started Bitcoin, the price of one was about $360 and I saw it rise all this time, just thinking it was a phase of some sort, yet no it wasn’t. And recently when 1 of these Bitcoins got you… Read more »
Yield
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Yield

Thanks to Ofir’s help we started a Bitcoin ATM project to support our people escape this sad devaluation period in our Latin-American country, thanks Ofir, thanks Satoshi, thanks to all of you the Bitcoin adopters.

ozair
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ozair

Enter at your peril,
Past the bolted door,
Where impossible happens,
You had not seen before,
It’s satoshi laboratory,
Lies the smartest currency you have ever seen,
But the stock may blow price to the smithereens,
That is the gloom and bloom
while things go boom!
In satoshi’s Laaaabb!

John Volz
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John Volz

I love bitcoin! It has stood the test of time. I’de like to share with everyone, that’s why I wrote this rhyme.

spiros
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spiros
I started to learn and deal with bitcoin about two months ago. The first site which I began looking to ask and learn, was the https://99bitcoins.com. At first I enrolled in bitrcoin video crash course which was really enjoyable and useful for a newbie like me. Then I opened my first wallet and my first Satoshis came from 99Bitcoins’ Faucet. Many times I “bombard” Ofir with my questions but he always tried to find a solution to my problem. At last I enrolled at an excellent MOOC about bitcoin from Princeton University in coursera.org and in the well-known forum bitcointalk.org… Read more »
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jeremiah chukwuka

Hi

I am an active bitcoin user and love to follow this site in view latest news on bitcoin. Bitcoin was around $697 now is $1020 thanks to bitcoin fans. Also a big thank you to ofir beigel. he always respond when i ask any question. am also on of his subscribers.

keep up the wonderful work
I love 99bitcoin.com

Yeto Aberasturi
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Yeto Aberasturi

This is great. More power to 99bitcoins.

idyj
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idyj

99bitcoins.com i want to say thank you publicly for your hard work and dedication.
Your attitude and work level suits u , so keep up the good work!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with your members about BITCOIN.
Your commitment to excellence has inspired alot.
Your attention to detail puts you at the top. So 30,000 loyal subcribers is just your starting point.
Thank you for taking the initiative and getting it done.

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Steve StClair

OK I may be from Ireland but I am no Yeats – I will however kick it off in the hope that my laughable motivation may be rewarded by a t-shirt ;)

Better than the baffling, blundering, behemoth of the tech;
Better than the bewildering aikido blur of a bloated Segal;
Better than the Dow, the FTSE, or even the Nasdaq;
Behold the beautiful bitcoin and the brilliant website form Biegel.

Chamnan Nuon
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Chamnan Nuon

Thank you

David
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David

The “silver bullet”, what-is-it?
The only evidence to show
Conundrum: who, or what mans wit?
Devised a scheme so no one know?
To think the brightest minds grow old
confounded by “no answer clear”
can see unfold, the plan of “gold”
yet seemingly, aside they steer
no need to mine and toil the hills
no need to think, “it can’t be done”
The yellow metal, often kills
just have some faith
and have some fun!
You are the one who needs to know
and no one else will come to steal
and all of us with faith to show
together make the fortune real. Bitcoin

Imthiyas HANIFFA LEBBE
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Imthiyas HANIFFA LEBBE

I heard about BTC 3 months ago when it was 625$ after that I inrested on it. and now I have good enough bit coins and I got more profits. it is amazing.

Ann O'Neim
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Ann O'Neim

Making coins out of bits,
But not just bits of coins.
Hail to the free coin habit,
Hail to the bitcoin!

A journey of a thousand dollars,
Began with a single satoshi.
A fascinating concept for scholars,
Blockchain is the new technology!

@kingofcracking

Gregory Thomas
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Gregory Thomas

A haiku:

Cryptocurrencies:
Speculative as they are
Bitcoin’s here to stay

Lonyelon
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Lonyelon

I discovered this site because you were giving away 50 Bits, now I read all of your posts and I have fallen in love with Bitcoin, all thanks to you! Keep being my favourite blog.
(I need to say something mainstream, so, sory for my english, i’m spanish)

kosiso dominic
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kosiso dominic

Thanks for a great year of useful information on bitcoin and exchange rated

Henry Barton
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Henry Barton
I first heard of Bitcoin in 2015 in an article explaining why you shouldn’t pirate Windows 7. It said that some of the bootleg copies contain ransomware that will encrypt all your files and demand Bitcoin. I didn’t think much of Bitcoin until I shortly afterward when I saw the donation options for LibreOffice, and Bitcoin was a payment method. Thinking Bitcoin was just information that could be copied, sort of like play money, I was confused and wondered why that would count as a donation, so I looked up what Bitcoin was. I was amazed when I found out,… Read more »
Chris
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Chris

Ninety-nine B. T. C.,
Ofir writes blog posts
On Bitcoin and crypto,
The expert he is;
Armed with his Faucets, his
Blog and his wits, he is
Making some sense from the
Cryptocoin biz!

David Ikwuoche John
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David Ikwuoche John

I coughed out from my chest
a coin puffed out well crest
None said sorry, amazingly they laughed.

My eyes gathered tears at first
courageously I laughed to their test
More coins puffed out & well crest

They never new the worth
Because they don’t know Ofir worth
Now the coin is over $1000 worth
My cough would be worthless if I never tapped from Ofir knowledge wealth.

Thanks Ofir!

George Levy
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George Levy

I love you dear bitcoin
For setting me free.
Now I don’t need a bank
When I use BTC.

I know I can trust
Your crypto protection –
With math, proof of work,
and network consensus.

So thank you Satoshi,
Merci bitcoin miners.
And 99Bitcoins…
For this poem you inspired.

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