I had a question about why the Bitcoin client generated new "Your Bitcoin Address"es every so often, but while reading one of the sticky topics in the Newbies board
I came upon the answer
One of the other topics says to introduce yourself, so, starting with the answer to the question I had:"Whenever the address listed in "Your address" receives a transaction, Bitcoin replaces it with a new address. This is meant to encourage you to use a new address for every transaction, which enhances anonymity. All of your old addresses are still usable: you can see them in Settings -> Your Receiving Addresses."
I've been following Bitcoin since shortly before the big bubble formed (my Bitcoin Pearltrees Pearl
). Something prevented me from sticking a toe in the water until just a few days ago, with the result that I now have a few BTC that, so far, have actually increased in value a little bit instead of sliding at the steady rate that's prevailed for the past several months. Now I've gained a little experience in dealing with a couple of exchanges, and seeing how Dwolla works with my bank and the various exchanges. It's all been educational and entertaining for me.
I hope Bitcoin becomes widely accepted. The reason I was interested in the first place was PayPal and the credit card companies presuming to tell me I could not make donations to a certain global public service organization.
Screw that. Go Bitcoin!