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July 01, 2011, 09:02:39 PM
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Congrats on your work and also on being lucky and wise enough to make it count!

I only found out about bitcoin a month ago and literarily jumped onto the bandwaggon instantly - reading Satoshi's paper and ending up transferring some serious money to buy BTCs with hard cash that very same day.

Of course I am a little bit mad at myself and also at my even more tech-savvy dad for not even having heard about BTCs before. At the same time however, I do consider myself lucky enough to be a quick adopter and believer unlike so many of my friends who found out around the same time as I and still choose to sit on their hands... albeit admittingly jealous at me for not having had the guts to invest themselves when there still used to be a single digit dollar denomination.

This fact alone proves that it takes more than just early knowledge about bitcoins to make it rain now - it took and still takes courage, foresight and decisive action. Without it, we would still be sitting on the sidelines, cursing about Bitcoin's shortcomings and its unfair distribution towards the early adopters.

Last but not least. Even though you may not consider yourself an entrepreneur, you could very well still become one by investing your BTCs into important Bitcoin ideas - hence potentially ending up backing an otherwise fragile startup with some serious coinage, only then turning it into a legit business.

In that sense, may luck, courage, foresight and decisive action continue to guide your path. I have nothing but respect for you.
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July 01, 2011, 09:16:27 PM
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Pretense you say you're an early adopter but why is this your first post in the forum??

Why have you waited more than 2 years to post a so well elaborated post as this one?



Good point.


Still waiting for these 2 answers.
Your profile says you registered in the forum today !! Why did you took so long? What happened today?
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July 01, 2011, 09:20:46 PM
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Pretense you say you're an early adopter but why is this your first post in the forum??

Why have you waited more than 2 years to post a so well elaborated post as this one?



Good point.


Still waiting for these 2 answers.
Your profile says you registered in the forum today !! Why did you took so long? What happened today?
Maybe he wasn't annoyed enough to bother registering and writing up a huge long post about it until today?
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July 01, 2011, 09:21:44 PM
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People need to understand that hard work doesn't necessarily justify high pay. It's all a matter of value and this man's early investment in Bitcoin's happened to be very valuable.
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July 01, 2011, 09:24:32 PM
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Pretense you say you're an early adopter but why is this your first post in the forum??

Why have you waited more than 2 years to post a so well elaborated post as this one?
Good point.
Still waiting for these 2 answers.
Your profile says you registered in the forum today !! Why did you took so long? What happened today?
I've seen many people make new accounts in order to be anonymous. If you were such an early adopter that still held most of your early Bitcoins, would YOU broadcast that fact?

Remember, we're talking MILLIONS of dollars, here.

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July 01, 2011, 09:27:21 PM
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I knew about Bitcoin, but didn't act on it earlier. I have no one to blame but myself and I have nothing but respect for the early adopters. The tough part will be holding onto them when the price plummets and when the price goes through the roof.

Greatness is risky. Millionaires have a far higher incident of bankruptcy. When you swing for the fences, you strike out more often.

The question is:
If you have a one in three chance of winning ten times your bet, will you take it?

Any decent poker player would dive at the chance, provided the size of the bet matched his bank roll.

We are ALL still early adopters.

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July 01, 2011, 09:34:07 PM
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I blame Apple, these "haters" are just hipsters on a Macbook somewhere sitting in a Starbucks.
hahah XD funniest post I've read today! Thank you for putting a smile on my face Smiley
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July 01, 2011, 10:29:22 PM
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Pretense you say you're an early adopter but why is this your first post in the forum??

Why have you waited more than 2 years to post a so well elaborated post as this one?
Good point.
Still waiting for these 2 answers.
Your profile says you registered in the forum today !! Why did you took so long? What happened today?
I've seen many people make new accounts in order to be anonymous. If you were such an early adopter that still held most of your early Bitcoins, would YOU broadcast that fact?

Remember, we're talking MILLIONS of dollars, here.

Odd to be some other person - a moderator wow! - trying to answer some simple questions made to a fellow member.
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July 01, 2011, 10:36:07 PM
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you know if I knew about bitcoin earlier on I would of joined not just for the money aspect. But I think its a cool Idea. I used to give my cpu time etc to folding, seti, etc.

But hey I wish I got in earlier but well I did not and the only person to blame for that is me. But I am still here giving out what little my gfx card can do. And well using the funds it makes to invest into more hardware.

I totally agree. I used to be wasting time on seti too. I'm having a high hope with bitcoin.
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July 02, 2011, 09:10:16 AM
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Fortune favours the brave.

Or as my CO used to say many moons ago (in more literal translaction): "Lady Luck smiles to those who are prepared".

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July 02, 2011, 09:40:12 AM
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Bravo.
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July 02, 2011, 11:03:15 AM
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All I can say (again) is that Bitcoin is a marathon not a sprint.

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July 02, 2011, 11:13:00 AM
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Still think that this had anything to do with luck?

Well yes, i had no idea that bitcoin existed until some months ago. As soon i discovered it, i liked it but... you need to be lucky to DISCOVER it.
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July 02, 2011, 11:24:40 AM
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All I can say (again) is that Bitcoin is a marathon not a sprint.



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July 03, 2011, 01:35:33 PM
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Still think that this had anything to do with luck?

Well yes, i had no idea that bitcoin existed until some months ago. As soon i discovered it, i liked it but... you need to be lucky to DISCOVER it.

No, you have to be interested in the subject matter to discover it. Your discovery rate is directly related to your interest, pursuit, intelligence, and perhaps like most anything else tiny bit of luck.

Seek and ye shall find. Put your head in the sand and you'll discover sand.

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July 03, 2011, 02:01:50 PM
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Ye well i find a lot of things but bitcoin was VERY very well hidden
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July 03, 2011, 02:13:51 PM
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Ye well i find a lot of things but bitcoin was VERY very well hidden

Slashdot is one of the biggest sites out there... anyone with even a remote interest in encryption/p2p would probably at least check their headlines now and then...

...and if you took note when they ran the very first Bitcoin story, 1 BTC was still worth less than $0.04.

I saw that story, installed bitcoin briefly, but didn't 'get' it until a year later when they were up to $1.

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July 03, 2011, 04:58:50 PM
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I had a chance to get involved when the prices were low but passed on it. That's the nature of this stuff. Lots of investments I (and a lot of people) could have made with perfect hindsight. I see no reason to hate the people who got in on the ground floor. It happens.
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July 03, 2011, 05:03:36 PM
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Respect.



How much money did you make?

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July 03, 2011, 06:41:33 PM
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Unless somthing major happens, in a year or so from now, i'm expecting that people that buy now, if they didn't spend the majority of what they bought, they are gonna have made quite a profit, perhaps even similar to what people that bought an year ago made.

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