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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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June 19, 2011, 12:21:28 AM
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Might as well ease the time a little while waiting to be released from the newbie section Smiley

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June 19, 2011, 12:26:42 AM
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June 19, 2011, 12:28:17 AM
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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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June 19, 2011, 12:33:22 AM
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Interest in technology. That's all =)
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June 19, 2011, 12:35:40 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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June 19, 2011, 12:37:18 AM
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Because being an adult means being civilised because you know the difference.  I do not need constant herding to be well-behaved.  And I resent being overruled by thugs that think that I am evil like them.
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June 19, 2011, 12:42:12 AM
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My "real reason" wasn't an option in the poll, but I voted the drugs thing. The article on Wired about Silk Road introduced me to the idea of it, then I looked it up in more detail myself. I liked the idea of a virtual currency that you can access anywhere and is given instantly to the other person, and I REALLY liked that there is no governing body for it.

But my real reason? Mining.

I have a powerful-ish PC, so if I keep it going for a month or so, I get about £20. Free cash, baby. Cheesy
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June 19, 2011, 12:45:26 AM
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June 19, 2011, 12:53:19 AM
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an early slashdot posting. feb 2010.
I was pretty excited about the premise of debasing the World Bank and the IMF.

I finally made an account here today after being kind of pissed off about Mt Gox taking double 0.65% on every trade I was making this weekend.

I had the original 50BTC generated, but now the trading bots, Mt Gox and the Lulzboat have took most of them from me.
I'm trying to slowly build back up, but, I'm not good at playing Terminator, yet.

this place can seem quite like the rats on wall street I would imagine, the second you turn your back, jab a knife in your back through proxy.
nice little simulation of how so called evolved people can be.


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June 19, 2011, 12:59:00 AM
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I got in because of an article in New Scientist. There is also my love of all thing open source.
Then I heard about the GLBSE, and had to jump in there.

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June 19, 2011, 01:08:23 AM
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Might as well ease the time a little while waiting to be released from the newbie section Smiley

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June 19, 2011, 02:02:42 AM
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It enables market anarchism, that is all. the future looks bright again...
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June 19, 2011, 02:12:38 AM
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I thought it seemed like a really cool idea. It piqued my curiosity.
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June 19, 2011, 02:15:08 AM
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I think I could sum it up with one word (aside from these of course  Cheesy).


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June 19, 2011, 02:40:27 AM
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What else am I suppose to do with all my card?? =D
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June 19, 2011, 03:17:03 AM
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I'm envisioning the need for untraceable currency...
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June 19, 2011, 03:36:50 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!

Bitcoins aren't illegal  Grin
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June 19, 2011, 04:44:31 AM
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I just happened to buy a computer with a 5850 in it, and I figured I could regain some of my investment this way
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June 19, 2011, 04:58:34 AM
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My reason?  Because...

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
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June 19, 2011, 05:05:00 AM
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Because printing your own money is fun.

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