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Question: What's the *real* reason you ever got into Bitcoins?
I can use this to anonymously mailorder drugs? Gimme sum!
My bitcoins make me feel so well off while wasting my welfare checks on mtgox.
You felt the need for a future movie line similar to "Hand over your wallet.dat! And be quick about it!"
Envisioning people killing each other over Satoshis 20 years from now you've never felt so ridiculously rich with 1.0 of ANYTHING in your life
I totally forgot about that mining tool running in the background until I found out that the 10k BTC it had accumulated were now worth a couple grand USD.
I still don't know what bitcoins are and how the hell they work!

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July 10, 2011, 07:32:40 PM
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I got in cause I found the whole bitcoin 'experiment' interesting. It's somewhat intriguing to see the growing pains a potential digital currency has to go through. Whether bitcoins actually makes it into the mainstream or not and the debates that go on are pretty entertaining.
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July 11, 2011, 12:23:27 AM
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I think I was hooked when I first saw the Mt Gox BC chart. I know a lot of people think that BC already had its pop and will die from here, and maybe they are right, but I think it may run quite a bit higher. I decided to mine rather than trade b/c I do so much stock trading as it is and wanted something different. I'm also interested in all the associated technology and see this as a learning opportunity (I already know a lot more about linux and building computers than I did a few weeks ago). Good poll - it is interesting to see how BC appeals to people on so many different levels.
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July 11, 2011, 12:40:29 AM
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I joined mostly because its the future of money.
It's also is a way to get some free cash ;p
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July 11, 2011, 01:09:36 AM
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Because I'm a Libertarian and figured if the Federal Reserve is allowed to make money illegally why can't I!

I like your reasoning!  haha.  My reasons were similar...  call me a conspiracy theorist, but it won't be long before the US dollar is worthless...

And, in response to your sig, I too am mining at a ridiculously low pace... 3.0-3.5 Mh/s.  Thank God (or Slush) for pooled mining!

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July 11, 2011, 01:30:21 AM
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Bitcoin mining thrummed my geek chord more that anything in the last 10 years! Awesome!

If this post tickles your fancy or helped you make more bitcoin I'll gladly take a tip:
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July 11, 2011, 05:02:34 AM
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A good laugh that pole is lol

I started so i could get some extra cash to do pc upgrades I wouldnt otherwise be able to afford. I only wish I had found out earlier when the difficulty wasnt so high Sad
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July 11, 2011, 05:23:56 AM
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Cant be a true geek if your not on the bleeding edge.  Have to be 'that guy' that tells everyone about BitCoins first IRL.
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July 14, 2011, 07:19:51 PM
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I do it for the ladies  Grin


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July 14, 2011, 07:46:00 PM
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I actually like the technical side of them, it's pretty cool!

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July 14, 2011, 07:49:08 PM
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I did it for the Hookers.

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July 14, 2011, 09:16:12 PM
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I got in 'cause it's a cheap way to send and receive money accross the world.

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July 14, 2011, 09:54:08 PM
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I think I was hooked when I first saw the Mt Gox BC chart. I know a lot of people think that BC already had its pop and will die from here, and maybe they are right, but I think it may run quite a bit higher. I decided to mine rather than trade b/c I do so much stock trading as it is and wanted something different. I'm also interested in all the associated technology and see this as a learning opportunity (I already know a lot more about linux and building computers than I did a few weeks ago). Good poll - it is interesting to see how BC appeals to people on so many different levels.
   
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July 14, 2011, 10:23:47 PM
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I wanted to get rich quick

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July 15, 2011, 02:41:03 AM
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To purchase stuff that I never would waste money on otherwise.
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July 15, 2011, 02:53:59 AM
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To purchase stuff that I never would waste money on otherwise.
That is what the Internet is for.

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July 16, 2011, 11:56:10 PM
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I was cold. Mining bitcoins is the best way to stay warm.

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July 17, 2011, 01:56:28 AM
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My reasons:
-The idea of an anonymous, underground, hard-to-trace digital currency is sooo cyberpunk
-Bitcoin mining is the coolest thing ever
-I can't wait until Bitcoins get picked up in the mainstream media and it explodes in popularity
-I am fascinated by the math and crypto behind it all
-I envision bumper stickers in the future that say "Like my driving? Donate to 1fGkzEhyjtrfJ9EbBbkMgZuuRcSGT2rQ3!"
-I also envision cyber-hobos trolling the internet looking for spare bitcents

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July 17, 2011, 01:58:33 AM
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Just feel it is BIG. It brings a lot of potentials that only time will tell.

I had a feeling this will become the open source community currency. Open source community really need their own currency to encourage and evaluate different efforts among members.

If the deflation tendency of bitcoin can be avoid, for example keep 5% money supply growth every year, this could even become the world currency standard benchmark! Roll Eyes

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July 17, 2011, 02:09:26 AM
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1) it gave me a reason to pick up two Radeon video cards and finally stop being an Nvidia tool.
2) it gave me a reason to pick up TWO video cards so I could do CrossFire/SLI
3) it gives me a reason to replace my motherboard to fully take advantage of x8/x8 CrossFire (right now I can only do x16/x4 Crossfire which is okay, but not the greatest)
4) it gives me a reason to get into water cooling my GPUs over the course of the coming winter.  Sure, these dual 80C-90C heater units (Radeons) will come in handy in the winter, but next summer i would really like to cool them down as far as they will go and then get the most out of them.

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July 17, 2011, 02:13:03 AM
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"Mine" money using computers. What's not to like?
Also, as a webdeveloper, I see bitcoins as a great and new way to earn some cash by creating something the community can use.
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