I bought a minecraft key from another person, which claimed that it was an alpha-version.

How can I check if my key is from the time of the alpha-version?

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    Good question. I have no idea. Maybe you could ask Notch?
    – badp
    Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 19:26
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    I suppose you could use date-of-purchase as an indicator, since accounts purchased pre-beta release are "alpha-version" accounts.
    – Arkive
    Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 20:22
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    For @fail badp's idea, you could tweet him. He seems to like twitter.
    – Arkive
    Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 20:23
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    @Arkive but where can I see the date-of-purchase, if I didn't bought it myself from Notch directly?
    – Joschua
    Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 21:11
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    Side-note: it looks like alpha-keys might get some expansions for free in future. This is likely the reason for this question.
    – o0'.
    Commented Apr 9, 2011 at 13:00

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It seems that there is no way to determine the version of your key for yourself (1, 2).

You might be able to find out by contacting Mojang directly. Twitter accounts are listed here. You could also try contacting [email protected] or [email protected].

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