Heard about bitcoin last year sometime, mined for like five minutes in some pool, realized it would take a year to get even one bitcoin that way and promptly quit. Always liked the idea of a cryptocurrency but didn't look much deeper.
That is until I began working on a libertopian scifi novel and researched bitcoin as part of that, and also ended up arguing for bitcoin as a successor currency on the Mises.org forums in theoretic and economic terms alongside economist Peter Surda.
Few months back I cashed out my stocks and savings and went all into bitcoin--didn't really have that much money to start with tho, so no big deal. But I manged to collect some coins on the cheap months ago, enough to get into Avalon batch-3 recently
So, I will be learning everything about mining I can get my hands on.
Also, by some amazing twist of coincidence, someone on this forum was already using my longstanding handle 'Anenome' so I'm stuck with this number-versioned form of it
I hope that user isn't around much and/or doesn't think I'm like stalking him or something >_>
*edit: Oh, I also run /r/bitcoinwallet and am working on getting some bitcoin-themed fiction-based subreddits going. /r/bitcoinfiction, etc. I think bitcoin addresses can revolutionize payments to writers.