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May 27, 2011, 01:40:27 PM
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I found out about Bitcoin from the March 2011 Slashdot post about Mike Hearn's release of BitcoinJ. I've been enthralled ever since!
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May 27, 2011, 02:21:05 PM
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I found out a few weeks ago, but didn't read too much into it. 

Then I came upon some message board discussions last week and decided to test the waters.
I realize that for the mots part I've missed the boat.

It's still amazing to me to think of all of the people who got in early who have rediculous 5-6 x 5870 set up's on a single system and are crunching huge numbers.

Wish I would have found out several months ago Sad

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May 27, 2011, 03:06:47 PM
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I found out a few weeks ago, but didn't read too much into it. 

Then I came upon some message board discussions last week and decided to test the waters.
I realize that for the mots part I've missed the boat.

It's still amazing to me to think of all of the people who got in early who have rediculous 5-6 x 5870 set up's on a single system and are crunching huge numbers.

Wish I would have found out several months ago Sad

Don't wish too much.  I've been here over a year, and I have never mined a block.  If everyone mined, this wouldn't work.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

- Carroll Quigley, CFR member, mentor to Bill Clinton, from 'Tragedy And Hope'
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May 28, 2011, 08:17:18 AM
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Jerry Brito's piece on Time's Techland blog (was that only a little more than a month ago?)

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May 28, 2011, 04:31:08 PM
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http://sc2.nibbits.com/
a week ago

Mine only when pc is IDLE totally indivisible...
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May 28, 2011, 04:59:01 PM
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I created it in January 2009

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May 28, 2011, 05:31:04 PM
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I found it on 4chan around February 2010. The post was someone complaining about how long it was taking to download blocks. Smiley

I've always been interested in decentralized systems such as BitTorrent, Tor, and Freenet, so I was immediately interested.

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May 28, 2011, 08:10:24 PM
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I ran out of drugs, so I googled, "best way to launder money and pay for illegal things over the internet."

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May 28, 2011, 08:25:15 PM
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I found Satoshis whitepaper while googling for something like "encrypted money" in January 2010. I had been thinking about how to create unforgeable money for some time, but probably never would have come up with the blockchain solution.

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May 28, 2011, 08:47:20 PM
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I first heard about it on Wikipedia a long time ago, probably when I was looking up Liberty Dollars or something. I didn't pay any attention to it, it wasn't worth anything. When it was worth $1 my friend got into it, and I bought $40 of Bitcoins from him. Should have bought A LOT more.

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