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1  Economy / Reputation / Re: I'm 10! on: August 06, 2023, 01:39:50 PM
Appreciate all the kind words everyone! Just thought I'd come back and respond to a few bits before I lock the thread Grin



It turns out that minifrij is one of the oldest forum participants who is still active?
Like Timelord pointed out, I think 'active' might be a bit of a stretch. I've made about 10 posts in the last 3 years lol.

You say that you just turned 24 years old. So, when you created this account, you were 14 years old? How was it possible for a teenager to become interested in a crypto and bitcoin at a time when it was not as popular as it is now? I'm really interested in this.
I was actually 13 when I first discovered Bitcoin, as it was a few months before I created this account.

My main motivation was actually because of my age. At the time I found it really difficult to buy things online as I was too young to use a lot of financial services (such as credit/debit cards, PayPal etc). I'd heard about Bitcoin a little bit before, I don't exactly remember how, and remembered hearing that it was totally anonymous. I figured that if I could get some Bitcoin somehow, I'd have a way I could buy Steam games etc without having to ask someone else's permission.

That's also why if you go back to my earliest posts you'll find me just spamming my Bitcoin address. I only joined this forum at first as a way to enter giveaways.

It's great to hear when crypto made it possible not only to speculate on the price, but also awakened a new hobby and made it possible to get a useful profession.
Truth be told, I never really cared about the price of Bitcoin. In fact, I'd even go as far to say that the price going up like it has as it has kinda ruined crypto for me.

Without going on a massive rant, back when I first got properly involved in Bitcoin/Crypto outside of making some spending money (late 2013/early 2014) it felt like a group of people working together to try and make something cool that can actually be used. Nowadays looking at 'crypto influencers' and what not it kinda feels like it's just a bunch of scumbags trying to figure out how they can make as much money as possible by tricking people into believing crypto is something that it's not (e.g. the craze with NFTs a few years ago).

As I said in the OP, I have a lot of really lovely memories from the crypto community and I'll never regret being a part of it. That being said, I'm almost embarrased to say that I am/was a part of it now, because doing so unfortunately links me to a community that I find hard to be proud of nowadays.

Anyway, enough about me being jaded and bitter! Cheesy



I know what you mean now everything was so different back then, but so many awesome memories as well. I'm very happy to say I got the chance to meet you and have a beer in person that time. That was quite a night!! 💥💥💥
Honestly, it was amazing. I still remember asking for a booking under the name 'The Coin Council' at the entrance, the bouncer looked at me like I was pulling a prank until he checked the list!

Thanks again for the memories, You're right there precious and from a completely different time in Bitcoin history from how it feels anyway.

Owl
Same to you Owl, I hope you're doing great! Will never forget those days, as long as I live.



Wow, but wow. You came to the forum when you were 14, and after a few months, you already had PayPal to BTC trades, at least judging by your feedback. Really impressive and seems almost unbelievable.
Now I'm a little ashamed of how stupid I was when I was 14  Embarrassed
Don't be hard on yourself! I always tried to hide my age on the forum as I was worried that people wouldn't take me seriously or trust me if they knew I was just some teenager. It was only really as I got older that I actually told people, and even then it was only a select group.

There is also something to be said about enjoying being a kid at that age. I've had some great times, but I can't lie and say that spending so much time in places like this as a young person hasn't had an effect on the way I see/interact with people, especially when it comes to money. Even still though, I wouldn't change a thing!



Makes sense that you've also passed the 10 year mark, just like me. Congratulations Mini!
Congratulations to yourself Mitchell! Hope you're doing great as well!



Again, thanks for all your kind messages everyone. Maybe I'll be back in a few months to make one post and disppear again Wink
2  Economy / Reputation / I'm 10! on: July 21, 2023, 04:27:26 PM
Ok, I'm not 10, but today marks ten years (and one day Roll Eyes) of me originally joining this forum! Which means you're getting a bit of a soppy post for my birthday Grin

Coincidentally I also recently turned 24 years old irl, which has caused me to have a bit of a remenisce about everything that's happened over the last decade or so. I really owe both this forum and crypto as a whole a ton, as the time I spent in this community has really dictated a large portion of my adult life.

Not only have I built up a fairly nice little nest egg as a result of crypto, which has given me the freedom to do things I never imagined I'd be able to, but I actually discovered my love of web development through crypto (s/o minifrij.pw) which wound up being my career for my entire adult life thus far.

Even outside of that, the sheer number of memories I have because of this forum is insane. Meeting up with the TCC in Manchester and Amsterdam, playing Rocket League and CSGO with Lauda, Hhampuz and others, spending hours chatting with people on Slack, Discord, Crypto-Games, etc.

While I think this part of my life has comfortably passed, I'll always be able to look back on it extremely fondly. Without this forum my life would be completely different, and I really owe so much to it.

Special shout outs to Lauda, Lutpin, Accountant, Zepher, the Collectibles subforum and the CG mod team. Without you guys, none of this would be real.

Thanks for everything!

minifrij
3  Economy / Collectibles / Re: My Cold Keys Just Got Swiped! All Halving Sets!! on: January 15, 2023, 12:55:06 AM
How fucking disappointing.

I know yogg's had his problems over the last few years but never thought it'd end up like this. Almost can't believe it.
4  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [CHARITY DONATION RAFFLE] Dr. Bitcoin Penny in the Multi-Coin of Madness on: July 23, 2022, 08:52:08 PM
minifrij - 10 slots - https://thegivingblock.com/donate/roald-dahls-marvellous-childrens-charity/ - 9e04996af7bdd5dcfd304eae3617a48e76143e3c7bee9be8e428fa10af24c7bd



Cheers MJ Grin
5  Economy / Reputation / Re: Goodbye, world! on: October 27, 2020, 07:28:05 PM
Little known fact that is absolutely true... I once played a game of Rocket League with Lauda. It ended with Lauda rage quitting, but was still fun and Lauda remains to this day the only person Iíve played a live action game with from this forum (Iíve played Monopoly online with Anduck and a few others.)
God, I remember those days. I never ended up playing with/against you, but I definitely had quite a few games with Lauda myself. Crazy how that was around 4 years ago now.



Was a pleasure to have known you. Best of luck in the future!
6  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [Auction] Silver Wallets and a Blockchain at Berkeley - 22+ hr auction on: August 21, 2020, 10:19:58 PM
Lot 3
0.012BTC
7  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [Auction] Silver Wallets and a Blockchain at Berkeley - 22+ hr auction on: August 21, 2020, 10:08:32 PM
Lot 3:
0.0115BTC
8  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [Auction] Silver Wallets and a Blockchain at Berkeley - 22+ hr auction on: August 21, 2020, 08:07:40 PM
Lot 2 & 3:
0.011 BTC
9  Economy / Reputation / Re: rxalts Auction on: June 21, 2020, 07:13:32 PM
why would anyone bid before its over and drive up the price?
Here's somewhere you might be more comfortable.
10  Economy / Reputation / Re: rxalts Auction on: June 21, 2020, 02:24:59 PM
If there are no bids, there's no obligation to keep the auction running. If you wanted to bid, you should've probably done so.
11  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [Auction] Loaded CryptoImperator 2016 Bitcoin Halving #67 on: May 22, 2020, 04:55:00 PM
0.14BTC
Winner!

Will send you a PM.
12  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [Auction] Loaded CryptoImperator 2016 Bitcoin Halving #67 on: May 22, 2020, 11:04:16 AM
Around 3 hours remaining!
13  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [Auction] Loaded CryptoImperator 2016 Bitcoin Halving #67 on: May 18, 2020, 10:35:35 PM
EDIT: what country is the coin located?
England.
14  Economy / Collectibles / [Auction] Loaded CryptoImperator 2016 Bitcoin Halving #67 on: May 18, 2020, 06:26:52 PM
Totally not piggybacking off of Viz's auction or anything, I'm putting my 1/2 oz .999 silver 2016 Bitcoin Halving coin up for auction.

Unfortunately this coin, as well as it seems many others, suffers from slight discolouration that you can see on the image. Outside of that though, from what I can see it's in perfect condition. It's never been outside of the airtite.



The coin is loaded with 0.125BTC and is #67 of 75.

Auction Rules:
Starting Bid: 0.125BTC
Minimum Increment: 0.00000001BTC
Auction End: 48 hours after the last bid.

I'm happy to ship to wherever, it'll have to be discussed with the winner. I'm open for escrow if anyone wants it, but the fees will be on you.

Thanks.
15  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [AUCTION] Bitcoin Pennyģ 2020 Special Double-Sided Proof Sets on: May 13, 2020, 10:09:10 PM
1 set @ 0.002
16  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [RAFFLE] Rxalts Halving Series: 2019 5k Moonbits Chip 0/10 Spots Filled on: May 08, 2020, 01:10:54 PM
Put me down for #0 please!

tx: 04eb665b7fa098b84e3c486c9b6b0c88ba0112332a903a74ba87b6a500332d2a
17  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [Raffle] Siliver Tigers, Koalas, and Kooks - All Spots Paid by Last of the V8s! on: May 02, 2020, 02:02:02 PM
Thank you V8 and LC! Random please Cheesy
18  Economy / Reputation / Re: Real Theymos on: April 19, 2020, 04:42:56 PM
there is no knead to worry
At yeast a bread pun came out of your useless rambling.
19  Economy / Collectibles / Re: [Raffle] 2 Utah Goldbacks Free thanks to Hookzup1 on: April 18, 2020, 05:08:56 PM
Random please Cheesy Thank you Hookzup!
20  Economy / Collectibles / Re: Collectibles Board QUARANTINE Free Raffle on: April 01, 2020, 02:20:33 PM
67 - minifrij
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