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July 04, 2012, 02:36:40 PM
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Hello, I'm Coyo. I've been watching bitcoin and raving to all of my friends and family about it and the possibilities of what could happen society-wide if it were widely accepted by vendors as payment.

I've accidentally glazed my credit union teller's eyes yapping about bitcoin. I'm excitable.

I know enough about bitcoin to understand that bitcoin works via a public record, the blockchain, that you possess private keys in your wallet in order to post signed records to the public accounting record. it's all based on a huge chain of signatures and public key cryptography. when you lose your wallet, you lose your private keys, and thus the money is irrevocably unclaimed in the blockchain itself.

the exceptions to this is if you use deterministic keypair generation to generate a bitcoin address (a public key, or identity), and simply memorize the passphrase used as the seed to the keypair generation. this is also known as a brain wallet.

I know enough about bitcoin to see the genius concept, and am humiliated that i never thought of a transaction-chain concept using a distributed public record for payment bookkeeping. Oh well.

The idea is really simple once you actually understand it, but it's so jarringly genius at the same time that i'm so very glad people rallied behind it.

About me: I'm a mathematics and business major in college. Considering studying cryptograhy and finance. Havent decided yet.

My primary interests are in overlay networks such as tor, gnunet, and retroshare, and in other P2P projects such as bitcoin, bittorrent, and sesha.
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July 04, 2012, 03:08:25 PM
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Hi I am just getting into mining hardware but I am a quick study. I must admit botcoin in and of itself is slightly confusing but hey .... nothing ventured nothing gained.
 Hope to see you all around. Smiley
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July 04, 2012, 04:56:33 PM
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Hi, I've been interested in BTC for a few months now and just started investing/using them!

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July 04, 2012, 04:56:45 PM
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Hello! I'm registered here for about half a year, and I had been reading bitcointalk since early 2011. Finally I've decided to exit my "readonly mode" Wink
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July 04, 2012, 05:45:04 PM
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Interested in bitcoin since I love video games and computers.

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July 04, 2012, 11:02:10 PM
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I can't remember or not whether I introduced myself but I would like to have that oh so important 5th post.

I like bit coins b/c I am paying for hardware I would have otherwise bought.
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July 05, 2012, 09:34:28 AM
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I can't remember or not whether I introduced myself but I would like to have that oh so important 5th post.

I like bit coins b/c I am paying for hardware I would have otherwise bought.
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Yupp that's what got me started too, nice to use the hardware for something while i'm not gaming... it's still using power while my computer is idle anyway so add abit more power usage and u got bitcoins Smiley

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July 05, 2012, 01:33:44 PM
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Hi everyone, I hope that you are all well?
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July 05, 2012, 04:01:58 PM
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hi, I'm IT guy from India, specialising on networking. great place thanks

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July 05, 2012, 07:04:01 PM
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Im just another noob trying to get into the whole bitcoin thing:)
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July 05, 2012, 08:19:01 PM
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hello world
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July 05, 2012, 10:39:43 PM
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I'm a developer trying to get my 5 posts and move beyond this board.

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July 06, 2012, 02:02:41 AM
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I'm a developer trying to get my 5 posts and move beyond this board.

you have to be online for 4hrs as well, not just 5  posts
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July 06, 2012, 02:09:00 AM
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I already had 7 hours online, I just really didn't want to post completely useless replies in an attempt to hit the post count. In the end I just gave in.

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July 06, 2012, 07:26:44 AM
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Well, I'm easystevey. Well rated on otc but still don't know much about the greater bitcoin world. So here I am.
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July 06, 2012, 10:05:39 AM
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Hello I am Peter Smiley

I mine BTC and LTC

and gamble it all on Dragons Tale!! come find me and buy me a drink pls!!

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July 06, 2012, 06:52:36 PM
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I already had 7 hours online, I just really didn't want to post completely useless replies in an attempt to hit the post count. In the end I just gave in.

Lol well said. We appreciate honesty here so you're off to a good start. Welcome! Cheesy

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July 06, 2012, 07:38:23 PM
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Hi, I'm TheJuiceBox. I've been a bitcoin member for a long time now, and I thought it's a good time to join the forums.

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July 06, 2012, 08:27:09 PM
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My job is so fucking unbelievable. I'll try to sum it up by first telling you about the folks I work with:
First, there is this supermodel wanna-be chick. Yeah, okay, she is pretty hot, but damn is she completely useless. The girl is constantly fixing her hair or putting on makeup. She is extremely self-centered and has never once considered the needs or wants of anyone but herself. She is as dumb as a box of rocks, and I still find it surprising that she has enough brain power to continue to breathe.
The next chick is completely the opposite. She might even be one of the smartest people on the planet. Her career opportunities are endless, and yet she is here with us. She is a zero on a scale of 1 to 10. I'm not sure she even showers, much less shaves her "womanly" parts. I think she might be a lesbian, because every time we drive by the hardware store, she moans like a cat in heat.
But the jewel of the crowd has got to be the fucking stoner. And this guy is more than just your average pothead. In fact, he is baked before he comes to work, during work, and I'm sure after work. He probably hasn't been sober anytime in the last ten years, and he's only 22. He dresses like a beatnik throwback from the 1960's, and to make things worse, he brings his big fucking dog to work. Every fucking day I have to look at this huge Great Dane walk around half-stoned from the second-hand smoke. Hell, sometimes I even think it's trying to talk with its constant bellowing. Also, both of them are constantly hungry, requiring multiple stops to McDonalds and Burger King, every single fucking day.
Anyway, I drive these fucktards around in my van and we solve mysteries and shit.
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July 07, 2012, 02:58:27 AM
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DiCE1904, long time lurker, first time poster.
seen a few threads I have wanted to post in, so I decided to make account.
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