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Question: How did you came to know about bitcoin?
pure chance, I've seen the word on the web and I googled it. - 10 (15.2%)
a friend of mine talked to me about it - 11 (16.7%)
I was looking for alternative monetary systems on the web, and found out bitcoin on wikipedia or some other website - 14 (21.2%)
I've learned about it on a website I visit regularly (maxkeiser.com, P2PFoundation, slashdot,...) - 30 (45.5%)
I was visiting a blog and I've seen an intriguing "donate via bitcoin: xxxxxx" - 1 (1.5%)
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March 28, 2011, 12:48:39 PM
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Here is a small poll about different ways someone can learn about bitcoin.

I'd like to show that we should not try too hard to promote bitcoin.  IMO people who are interested in improving the current monetary system find out about bitcoin by themselves.  So my guess is most people will answer #3, as I do.
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March 28, 2011, 03:23:59 PM
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I came across an argument about if it was a scam or not  Grin
Decided to do my own research.

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March 28, 2011, 04:31:20 PM
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Found it on the TOR network.
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March 28, 2011, 08:43:02 PM
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I learned about it on 4chan. Someone was complaining about how they weren't generating any coins. (They hadn't downloaded all the blocks yet, IIRC.)

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March 28, 2011, 08:46:10 PM
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I learnt about it on a chan, too. This kind of viral marketing is the best approach imo. Just spread the word every now and then and let people discuss …

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March 28, 2011, 08:52:30 PM
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Security Now! podcast.  Grin

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March 28, 2011, 08:58:22 PM
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Security Now! podcast as well.

Edit: Actually, I heard about it a year ago on a chan BBS thing, but I tried to find out what it was and couldn't find anything concrete as to what Bitcoin was supposed to be. Now I wish I had put more than 10 minutes into finding out about it - I could be a thousandaire!

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March 29, 2011, 12:59:31 AM
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What is this bitocin you speak of ?

I heard about bitcoin on a bbs I frequent.
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March 29, 2011, 01:25:59 AM
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I think I have the best story--saw it mentioned in a tweet by the Pirate Party of Oklahoma.

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March 29, 2011, 02:06:26 AM
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I stumbled upon it when reading about tax evasion and anonymous banking on wikipedia.
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March 29, 2011, 02:10:15 AM
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I learnt about it in the first Slashdot post.  Took me about 2 weeks to work out why Bitcoin was important.  Since I have worked it out.  Have been excited ever since.

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March 29, 2011, 02:28:10 AM
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viral marketing in action! This process will accelerate, IMHO.
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March 29, 2011, 02:37:46 AM
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TOR as well, saw it on a wiki page and investigated out of curiosity.
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March 29, 2011, 05:26:26 AM
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A friend of mine posted about it on Facebook. I don't think he uses it though, he just posted it so that people knew about an alternative currency.

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March 29, 2011, 08:32:13 AM
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I read about it on reddit mid-July, didn't take it seriously though until October when there was decent volume on the exchanges.

Related: r/economics is currently discussing bitcoin http://www.reddit.com/r/Economics/comments/gdb2i/bitcoin_continues_to_grow/

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March 29, 2011, 08:17:00 PM
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Related: r/economics is currently discussing bitcoin http://www.reddit.com/r/Economics/comments/gdb2i/bitcoin_continues_to_grow/
Can everyone please pop over there and upvote my comment that bitcoins are not "generated by computers"?

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March 29, 2011, 08:25:56 PM
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RE: not promoting too much: spot on. Aggressive promotion is important if you're hoping to get rich on the BTC you've interested in. I'm content to just wait for services to slowly pop up.

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March 29, 2011, 08:49:29 PM
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Can everyone please pop over there and upvote my comment that bitcoins are not "generated by computers"?

Upvoted.

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You, like most people, probably got confused by some fool who said "computers generate bitcoins."
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March 29, 2011, 09:40:01 PM
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awesome, thanks ryepdx!

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