1. Based on Section 2, ‘The Alleged CryptoNote/Bytecoin Story’, when was Bytecoin released?
In April 2012.
2. Based on Section 4, ‘Indisputable Facts’, when was CryptoNote v2.0 actually released?
In March 2014.
3. Based on Section 7, “Layer after Layer’, why was Bitmonero/Monero successful when other Bytecoin forks weren’t?
Bitmonero’s core developer was/is part of the CryptoNote developers, but he was a bad leader, so the community decided to create a fork of the project and develop Monero.
Monero’s team is composed by well known people and a strong community, all the others were exposed as scams.
4. The post author leaves their Bitcoin address for donations. How much BTC did they receive in 2014? (hint: use a blockchain explorer)
1rysLufu4qdVBRDyrf8ZjXy1nM19smTWd received in total 1.23348604 BTC.
In 2014 (1 BTC donated in August and 0.2 BTC donated in September) he received 1.2 BTC.
In August 2014 the bitcoin price was around 580 USD, so in total he received around 696 USD.
Interesting that he did withdraw the 1st BTC straight away, but the next withdrawal of the rest (around 0.2321 BTC) happened only on 2020-02-21. 0.2321 BTC. In Febraury 2020 the bitcoin price was around 10k. Because of covid-19, the price dropped in the end of February, so who knows, this guy smelled the drop and cashed out before the crash! Good call!