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September 26, 2012, 12:25:42 AM
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The question is "Why did/are you get(ting) into bitcoins?"

I got into bitcoins because its the only e-currency I can get money to use in actual stores without a bank account. Paypal has screwed me over a lot 2 years ago and I can't access 80$ because of it. I don't like the fact that someone other than me has access to my money and has control over it (This one is the worst).
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September 26, 2012, 01:15:22 AM
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Bitches.


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September 26, 2012, 01:19:03 AM
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I first heard of it when someone who owed me some e-gold asked if I wanted to accept some bitcoins instead.
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September 26, 2012, 04:23:38 AM
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Open source money, hellz yeah.
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September 26, 2012, 07:48:36 AM
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-it is p2p and I have been involved in other p2p projects in the past - nothing as awesome a Bitcoin though.

-I saw that as the internet developed and continued to shrink the world  and international trade between people (as opposed to businesses) became more common a "currency of the internet" would become invaluable, Bitcoin could fill that role.

-It is an experiment and in beta - I have been involved in alpha and beta testing other things - something I enjoy.

-I had an ATI HD GFX card and could get reward for participating (something seti and boinc never did for me all those years Wink ) - I was mining before I realised I would need a wallet  Grin

-There is a whole economy full of opportunity waiting to be developed - there might will be some money in this apart from mining

-I had too much time on my hands being off work on extended sick leave - If not for Bitcoin I would probably have played COD on my trusty old 5770 these last 16 months lol ( now I can choose the best 2 of the 5 7970s I have here to xfire in my desktop when GPU mining is no longer viable, pretty good upgrade I think  Grin )

so for me more than 1 reason + a healthy dash of crazyness
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September 26, 2012, 07:52:53 AM
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Because I like being in charge of my own money. I love open source, and I love distributed/decentralized projects. I love freedom. When I was finally convinced that bitcoin was not some elaborate scam, I fell in love with the concept.

I really don't know how I feel about a fixed supply currency still, but I've been warming to the idea ever since discovering bitcoin.

Bitcoin is a big part of what initially inspired me to study computer science.
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September 26, 2012, 09:58:04 AM
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I'm not sure why

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September 26, 2012, 10:29:36 AM
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If you like to pay anonymous services like vpn, it is one of the last really anonymous payment methods.
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September 26, 2012, 11:01:49 AM
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The numbers behind it Smiley.

And not the finacial numbers either. The whole model is amazing. Fascinating stuff, really is.


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September 26, 2012, 11:14:17 AM
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P2P
OpenSource
Relay on math, not trust.

At first I was like "How is this even possible Shocked ?"
But then "Of course! The blockchain! Why haven't anyone invented this before?"

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September 26, 2012, 11:21:41 AM
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Half of this forum got in to get filthy rich. Grin

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September 26, 2012, 11:42:28 AM
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Half of this forum got in to get filthy rich. Grin

I thought bitcoin would have made me a quattuordecillionaire by now, but it hasn't.

Damn you bitcoin.

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September 26, 2012, 04:48:05 PM
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I got into bitcoin most of all because it doesn't represent any dept like most of fiat currencies.

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September 26, 2012, 06:23:23 PM
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It has a lot of similarities to both gold and silver. Which I very much appreciate. The great thing is, is that it has these similarities but is also a e-currency. Nothing exactly like this exist and I believe it has developed a vibrant community. Can't wait to see where it ends up.

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September 26, 2012, 06:52:12 PM
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Half of this forum got in to get filthy rich. Grin

you got it  Grin
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September 26, 2012, 09:24:39 PM
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I'm in for the long term, because I believe Bitcoin will become a major worldwide currency, and I rather start adopting it now that bitcoins are still cheap.

1 BTC is essentially one 21millionth of the future world economy (at least the part that deals with bitcoins, which I expect to become quite a significant portion). I feel just fine having a few thousand units of that in my pocket.


More importantly, I trust Bitcoin:
Because I understand why it's completely safe, secure, fair, anonymous, and neither dependent on nor owned or controlled by a person or company or institution.

In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
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September 27, 2012, 03:58:34 AM
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The bitches...... Wink
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September 27, 2012, 07:15:31 AM
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I got into bitcoin to be the change i want to see.

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September 27, 2012, 09:31:26 AM
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[...] I don't like the fact that someone other than me has access to my money and has control over it (This one is the worst).

Yes, having a considerable amount of €€ stuck in so-called "fonds-based life insurances" and on my normal bank account is worrying me - you never know how "they" tick.

It seems a great experiment and i want to be part of it - pity i became aware of it only 2 months ago
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September 27, 2012, 09:59:25 AM
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If she's legit, Homeless Jackie is a homeless hottie... Makes me wish I had BTC to donate.

Also makes me wish I was a hot female, I'll bet hot females get CRAZY BTC donations, lol...
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