Bitcoin Forum
November 17, 2017, 11:54:47 PM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Lurker stepping up  (Read 428 times)
GreezleFish
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 7

Strength in numbers


View Profile WWW
November 23, 2013, 08:45:44 AM
 #1

Hi all,

So here I am, having lurked on and off on these forums for a while now - I've finally stepped up and registered. I can't completely claim to be here on 100% selfless terms as I'm hoping to use your insightful and thoughtful collective brains to collect some data for my postgraduate dissertation research, but now that I'm here I'm fully committed.

I've been a student for the last 5 years now, I bought one bitcoin back in 2012 and it cost me about 17GBP. I really wanted to just buy a casascious coin of 25BTC at the time but whilst struggling to afford pasta to live on for the week, £17 was a substantial chunk of change! I wish I'd been a bit richer at the time because I'd have a gold coin worth >$10,000 by now but hey such is life.

I'm now living in Bangkok as the final part of my studies (just through the structure of the programme), spending my days doing nothing but writing the dissertation I need to hand in just before Christmas...

Anyway, I hope to make a more meaningful post actually regarding my research shortly when I hopefully have a bit more freedom to post, until then, keep spreading the coinage!

If you'd like to help a student live a little less below his means than he already is...
15abfZnNNrnhci1PTfUpk3t2mtb1PtxVT6
1510962887
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1510962887

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1510962887
Reply with quote  #2

1510962887
Report to moderator
A blockchain platform for effective freelancing
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1510962887
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1510962887

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1510962887
Reply with quote  #2

1510962887
Report to moderator
1510962887
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1510962887

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1510962887
Reply with quote  #2

1510962887
Report to moderator
HFPowerful
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 28


View Profile
November 23, 2013, 08:57:27 AM
 #2

Are you going to hold on to the one bitcoin or are you selling it now? Just wondering. Tongue

 ✰ If You Risk Nothing, You Risk Everything | PrimeDice.com | The New Way To Roll |  (https://PrimeDice.com) *Thread* (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=208986.0)
GreezleFish
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 7

Strength in numbers


View Profile WWW
November 23, 2013, 09:17:46 AM
 #3

I actually already spent more than half of it over the last 18 months, mainly on silly little things over on coingig and other various sites (I bought 10 microfiber cloths for what would have probably been worth over $40 by now ha) just because I thought it was a great way to carry out transactions - I literally loved just pasting an address and firing off money. I also liked supporting the people who at the time were brave enough to accept them with the knowledge that price swings could wipe the value of the transaction out in a matter of days.

I'd love to have kept buying up more coins over the year but feeding myself tended to take the priority! And of course, as I'm sure is the case with a lot of people, my satoshi spending has significantly dropped since early October, however!

If you'd like to help a student live a little less below his means than he already is...
15abfZnNNrnhci1PTfUpk3t2mtb1PtxVT6
Sindelar1938
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 490


View Profile
November 23, 2013, 09:43:32 AM
 #4

Sounds like you have lived the swings fully

All the best in your current and future endeavours....

GreezleFish
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 7

Strength in numbers


View Profile WWW
November 23, 2013, 10:22:08 AM
 #5

Sounds like you have lived the swings fully

All the best in your current and future endeavours....

Indeed, and thank you! It's been extremely painful wanting desperately to invest more money into it over the past few months but being able to do nothing but helplessly watch BTC shoot for the moon! Oh well, I still couldn't be happier for the successes of the currency so far, I'd love to see it continue gaining support and adoption!

If you'd like to help a student live a little less below his means than he already is...
15abfZnNNrnhci1PTfUpk3t2mtb1PtxVT6
HFPowerful
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 28


View Profile
November 23, 2013, 10:28:42 AM
 #6

Well at least you still have some left. It's not all regret is it? I would really only want to use bitcoins as an actual currency(buying stuff when I feel like it, not when the prices hop up so I can get it for less) if it would stabilize. I can buy $100 worth of stuff with what I paid $43 PayPal for. In a few days, that could $150 for all I know. On a larger scale I would be losing and gaining hundreds.


 ✰ If You Risk Nothing, You Risk Everything | PrimeDice.com | The New Way To Roll |  (https://PrimeDice.com) *Thread* (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=208986.0)
GreezleFish
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 7

Strength in numbers


View Profile WWW
November 23, 2013, 10:36:17 AM
 #7

Oh no, not at all, hindsight is 20-20 as they say, but life is full of regrets, it just doesn't pay to look back Wink

If you'd like to help a student live a little less below his means than he already is...
15abfZnNNrnhci1PTfUpk3t2mtb1PtxVT6
HFPowerful
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 28


View Profile
November 23, 2013, 10:41:41 AM
 #8

Oh no, not at all, hindsight is 20-20 as they say, but life is full of regrets, it just doesn't pay to look back Wink
I suppose, can't help but feel regretful. I'm sure there are people out there angry with themselves for throwing away what could of been hundreds of thousands to millions because they thought bitcoins were going to stay useless.

 ✰ If You Risk Nothing, You Risk Everything | PrimeDice.com | The New Way To Roll |  (https://PrimeDice.com) *Thread* (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=208986.0)
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!