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March 17, 2013, 05:57:38 AM
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The last topic was three months old, some people don't like bumping old topics. So... how did you learn of Bitcoin? Website, word of mouth?

I first heard of it while browsing a popular "Front page" website about a year ago. Just a few weeks ago I was sold on it and decided buy my first coin.
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March 17, 2013, 06:13:23 AM
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Seen it around on a few tech news sites and such but figured it was a big scam before researching some more.
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March 17, 2013, 06:22:19 AM
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Seen it around on a few tech news sites and such but figured it was a big scam before researching some more.

Hobbyist, Investor or Casual user/buyer?

I'm more of an user/buyer. Maybe with enough funds I'll hold on to enough and make a  profit.
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March 17, 2013, 08:18:37 AM
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i just started seeing BITCOIN being mentioned around the internet
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March 17, 2013, 12:31:44 PM
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Seen it mentioned lots of times, I'm fascinated by technology, but it was an episode of the good wife (Season 3, Episode 13 - Bitcoin for Dummies) that made me investigate it further.  I then spent about 3 or 4 days lurking in these forums to try and learn as much as possible.  As I had a 5870 in my machine already, I built my first mining rig and got it working using GUI Miner (since switch to cgminer).  I've spent the last 4 weeks digging up some of my old hardware and now have 5 x 5870's mining bitcoin and 1 mining litecoin.
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March 17, 2013, 12:34:33 PM
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i saw topic on some pc hardware forum Wink

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March 17, 2013, 12:37:19 PM
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Initially saw mention a long time ago and thought it was just a GPU benchmarking tool.

Saw it a second time as a currency thing through this article here and well I've been mining/free faucet hunting ever since  Cool

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-28/chart-day-ecb-responsible-second-coming-bitcoin

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March 17, 2013, 01:25:56 PM
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Searching at Wikipedia(Guernsey -) Occupation of Guernsey through WW2 -) Scrip money(it was used there) -) Bitcoin)

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March 18, 2013, 10:45:17 AM
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Governments make more and more efforts to abolish cash or to restrict its use (see Spain, Italy, France).

I was wondering which alternatives were available because I cannot imagine a society without the possibility for anonymous transactions. Then I heard of SR and Bitcoin and I knew: This is it!  Smiley
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March 18, 2013, 10:53:36 AM
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Interesting ways indeed. Thanks guys  Grin Short answers with a simple topic intrigues me. Thanks for a good read.
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March 18, 2013, 01:39:43 PM
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It is because of online gambling that I learn about bitcoins. At first I am not interested about bitcoins, because it seems complicated as I read the WiKi. But when I realised that I can actually buy and sell bitcoins from Australia. I realised that BTC are the best e-currency that are currently available on the internet.
1. I can buy and sell locally, as I am not living in Europe, most e-currency seems so much cheaper to buy if living in Europe.
2. Low transaction fees only about 5%. The other e-currency such as webmoney or liberty reserved, it is 15% for purchasing.
3. It is anonymous
4. The value of BTC so far had been growing. It is even better than real money, as the value had been increasing and not decreasing much.
5. Also, there are so many sites that giveaway bitcoins for free.
6. There are more and more sites that we can spend our bitcoins.

 BTC had my thumbs up. It really is the best e-currency at the moment.

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March 18, 2013, 01:46:23 PM
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Heard about it on some tech news site.
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March 18, 2013, 02:08:59 PM
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zerohedge.com

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March 18, 2013, 02:15:19 PM
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I saw the news about bitcoin on internet~~~
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March 18, 2013, 02:27:30 PM
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First some tech news site... then I ignored bitcoin for a while...

Then heard about the USD/BTC rising and I read more about it, how it works... then i jumped in.
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March 18, 2013, 02:40:49 PM
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By goggling for cutting edge, disruptive technologies in the open source community.

The gospel according to Satoshi - https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

Free bitcoin in ICELAND - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1610684
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March 18, 2013, 04:17:52 PM
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I found SR so i had to learn Wink
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March 18, 2013, 04:31:34 PM
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Friend of mine and his brother got me started.  Been obsessed ever since. BTC!

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March 18, 2013, 05:46:13 PM
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I heard about it from Max Keiser. The Keiser Report.
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March 18, 2013, 05:53:36 PM
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Learned about bitcoin reading news about the big 2011 MtGox hack when "bitcoin died". Been following bitcoin since then.

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