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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 17, 2011, 02:30:48 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!

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July 17, 2011, 06:48:41 PM
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Because I wan to earn some moeny online (selling goods, service...) but paypal down't accept my country and there is too many restrictions to send money abroad so BTC are perfect for me! Roll Eyes
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July 17, 2011, 07:39:33 PM
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To use silk road Smiley
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July 18, 2011, 12:15:26 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!

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How is it illegal?
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July 18, 2011, 01:55:37 AM
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I got in because of the fun of mining bitcoins, such a hobby. Smiley

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July 18, 2011, 02:08:49 AM
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I got into Bitcoins because I believe it could very well be a definitive part of humanity's future.

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July 18, 2011, 02:33:52 AM
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Free cash, baby. Cheesy
this.  my first BTC was donated to Dark Shikari, lead developer of x264.  haven't spent any coins yet.  you guys should donate some coins to him if you like x264. Wink (his address is 1M97B78c7TBvuU8XRfwifP5yxBZdLRhjaP)
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July 18, 2011, 02:53:05 AM
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I got involved with BTC mining because I like to dabble in mathematical projects....

I've been with distributed.net almost since the beginning My team page is here: http://stats.distributed.net/team/tmsummary.php?project_id=8&team=10621.

I've also been involved with factoring large integers for ~3 years (http://www.mersenneforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=66)...
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July 18, 2011, 02:56:50 AM
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my username, free of charge. long before bf3
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July 18, 2011, 03:51:29 AM
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FREE VIDEO CARDS  Grin
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July 18, 2011, 05:51:31 AM
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BTC is the best idea I've seen in a long time.

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July 18, 2011, 05:54:00 AM
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The whole decentralized currency was an intriguing concept to me, I figured I'd check it out.
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July 18, 2011, 06:28:47 AM
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The easiest way to send and receive money worldwide

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July 18, 2011, 04:38:02 PM
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The easiest way to send and receive money worldwide

While it may be very simple to send Bitcoins to anyone anywhere (as long as they have a Bitcoin address AND you already have the Bitcoins in your wallet), it's a whole 'nother matter to start the process from cash in hand.

Cash in hand > bank > dwolla > MTG/TH > personal wallet > other person

A real big pain in the ass chain that can take as long as a week to get through and has several fees along the way. The entire process needs to become faster, cheaper, and more user friendly. Hell, just for the bank to dwolla part my bank wants:

- $3 to transfer in three business days
- $10 for next business day
- afraid to even list price for same business day

As long as the money is in my account, WTF should this even take more than a few hours? It's a routine, AUTOMATED transfer by the banks computers, no human even needed. No need to delay or charge high fees although you might end up with next day instead of same day if you transfer late in the day or after hours. Sending a money order directly to MTG/TH would both speed up the process and make it cheaper BUT that's a meatspace work-around to a digitalspace problem.

I'm starting to rant so I'll just stop here  Undecided

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July 18, 2011, 06:38:06 PM
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Its an interesting concept that people all across the world can trade with one form of currency.

Its fun to be part of Bitcoin project because sometime in the near future we will find out if bitcoins become something greater or fade away in history.

So I would say Bitcoins is a hobby for me.
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July 18, 2011, 06:49:38 PM
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I wanted to code a trading bot for fun and profit, but i failed so now I'm the bot.

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July 18, 2011, 07:14:55 PM
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The easiest way to send and receive money worldwide

While it may be very simple to send Bitcoins to anyone anywhere (as long as they have a Bitcoin address AND you already have the Bitcoins in your wallet), it's a whole 'nother matter to start the process from cash in hand.

Cash in hand > bank > dwolla > MTG/TH > personal wallet > other person

A real big pain in the ass chain that can take as long as a week to get through and has several fees along the way. The entire process needs to become faster, cheaper, and more user friendly. Hell, just for the bank to dwolla part my bank wants:

- $3 to transfer in three business days
- $10 for next business day
- afraid to even list price for same business day

As long as the money is in my account, WTF should this even take more than a few hours? It's a routine, AUTOMATED transfer by the banks computers, no human even needed. No need to delay or charge high fees although you might end up with next day instead of same day if you transfer late in the day or after hours. Sending a money order directly to MTG/TH would both speed up the process and make it cheaper BUT that's a meatspace work-around to a digitalspace problem.

I'm starting to rant so I'll just stop here  Undecided


i am consistently amazed by the stupidity that is moving money in the US.

interac e-transfer - money moved in 30 minutes or less.
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July 20, 2011, 07:46:21 PM
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Just pure experiment, as GPU mining is non economical here
due to high electricity costs...
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July 20, 2011, 08:07:05 PM
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So I can buy things from normal people over the net without a middleman. Just that simple. all the speculation, arbitrage, etc. that came later. The real strength of bitcoin is simplicity. 

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July 21, 2011, 09:39:02 AM
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1.investment opportunity
2.Low fees (0?) transactions

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