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Question: How old is everyone here?
19 or under - 2 (8.7%)
20-29 - 7 (30.4%)
30-39 - 10 (43.5%)
40-49 - 1 (4.3%)
50-59 - 1 (4.3%)
over 60 - 2 (8.7%)
Total Voters: 23

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June 11, 2013, 03:21:45 PM
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Just curious.

I read somewhere that the average Bitcoiner is a male, white 30-something libertarian.

I also read about a Bitcoin-accepting merchant who said that in her experience, Bitcoiners were of all ages and lifestyles.

Am I the only old age pensioner here?
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June 11, 2013, 03:22:52 PM
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Just curious.

I read somewhere that the average Bitcoiner is a male, white 30-something libertarian.

I also read about a Bitcoin-accepting merchant who said that in her experience, Bitcoiners were of all ages and lifestyles.

Am I the only old age pensioner here?

That average is only true because 49% are 50 year olds investing into bitcoin, and the other 49% are 15 year old kids who either scam or think they are captains of industry. The other 2% are the 30 something libertarians.

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June 11, 2013, 03:53:20 PM
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49% are 50 year olds investing into bitcoin, and the other 49% are 15 year old kids who either scam or think they are captains of industry. The other 2% are the 30 something libertarians.

LOL

Makes me wonder about the average age of miners.

The price of ASIC mining hardware might exclude some of the younger aspiring miners, although BFL Jalapenos are within almost anyone's budget. Script kiddies would probably have to make do writing mining trojans.

As for us old farts, we can usually afford the hardware but by the time it ships, difficulty levels have outpaced our investment. Until my $650 BFL LS arrives (hopefully before autumn) I've shut down mining for the summer. I heat my place electrically and the savings on my heating bill made GPU mining marginally profitable this last winter.

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June 11, 2013, 03:58:11 PM
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As for us old farts, we can usually afford the hardware

I've always hated being young because older people would think "I know more than this person and thus I will not share my wealth for their ideas". I've also always hated being old because I look at younger people and think "these idiots are just wasting their money and have no focus, I don't want to invest in them". Basically I have anger issues. GRRR.


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June 11, 2013, 05:13:57 PM
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Seeing that I just bumped the other age poll thread, I'd better bump this one too.
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June 11, 2013, 05:58:01 PM
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49% are 50 year olds investing into bitcoin, and the other 49% are 15 year old kids who either scam or think they are captains of industry. The other 2% are the 30 something libertarians.

LOL

Makes me wonder about the average age of miners.

The price of ASIC mining hardware might exclude some of the younger aspiring miners, although BFL Jalapenos are within almost anyone's budget. Script kiddies would probably have to make do writing mining trojans.

As for us old farts, we can usually afford the hardware but by the time it ships, difficulty levels have outpaced our investment. Until my $650 BFL LS arrives (hopefully before autumn) I've shut down mining for the summer. I heat my place electrically and the savings on my heating bill made GPU mining marginally profitable this last winter.

With this year's price increases it's not only the old farts that have the money Cool

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