I've been watching and learning about bitcoin for a long time...well, ever since all the media attention and bubble back in June of 2011, is that long? I've watched a few bitcoin scams from afar and I've seen businesses blow up that weren't scams, and the black hat hackers seem to love to try to steal BTC. It reminds me of when the internet started (Yes, I guess I am that old) I was too young then to make a big splash, and maybe I am too old now, (nah, I doubt it) but I find the whole concept of a distributed digital currency, and the potential for truly free trade fascinating.
I finally registered
on #bitcoin-otc (http://bitcoin-otc.com/viewratingdetail.php?nick=bitcoinscratcher
) and did my first trade there yesterday. It was a little nerve racking and confusing. But I didn't get scammed! Thanks to EPiSKiNG- for helping me figure out how to spot a scammer.
Any other newbies reading this, who are considering trading on bitcoin-otc I highly recommend using a super well verified, authenticated, and registered seller there for ALL your trades. Be very careful of slight spelling differences in the names of the people you are PMing from who you are ;;verifying...be sure to ask on the main channel if the trade seems legit before you transact. Buyer be very aware.
Other than that, way fun!
I have a business idea, I suspect you can figure it out from my handle. "BitcoinScratcher" We will see if I can get that off the ground. I consider myself something of an entrepreneur, and I have helped build a couple of start-up businesses and founded successful a business before. But this is my first step into an internet business or a bitcoin business. I see so much potential with bitcoin, I am really excited to start being a part of the community!
Politically I am pretty libertarian/anarchist, laissez faire, free market, Lysander Spooner, Murray Rothbard, kind of guy.
I'm willing to trade in and out of Bitcoins for USD fiat, Gold, Silver, gasoline, etc. face to face in North San Diego County California.