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January 15, 2012, 10:12:13 PM
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How do you found out about bitcoin and when and why did you actually got started with actually using it?

I found out about bitcoin in the end of May 2011 because of an interesting article on http://www.golem.de/1105/83829.html, a german IT news site.
At once I was absolutely fascinated about this great technology and immediately read more about it, all the tutorials including satoshis technical paper. At first I started gpu mining on my PC which I gave up when difficulty was risen too much. After that I started buying some amounts on bitmarket.eu, just too loose nearly all of its value in the following months.. Smiley

So what is your personal bitcoin story?

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January 15, 2012, 10:46:55 PM
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I first heard the word bitcoin on a recording of a casual conversation between Stacey Herbert and Max Keiser sometime back in November as I was doing my dishes.  I don't remember why the word came up, but I went to Google to check it out because it sounded like bittorrent.  At first, it seemed too good to be true, and didn't do anything with it.  Then a few days later, Max replayed an interview with Rick Falkvinge where he explained the whole concept.  From that point on, Bitcoin has been a permanent part of my life because of the potential it has.  Some of this potential is discussed in a video I put on YouTube called Bitcoin and the Third Wave.  I have a second video that I will more than likely post after I finish editing it.

I'm presently working on raising the funds needed for a mining rig.  Until then, I'm participating in a java based web mining pool at a site called bitcoinplus.com.
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January 15, 2012, 11:03:32 PM
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The SecurityNow podcast, episode 278, released 10 Feb 2011.
Bitcoin was the main subject of that episode.

Started casual CPU mining soon after that but it wasn't until Summer (the price bubble) that I'd invested into a half-decent GPU-mining rig.
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January 15, 2012, 11:13:28 PM
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I also found out about Bitcoin from Max Keiser.

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January 17, 2012, 07:33:55 PM
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This person seem to be very popular in the USA and a big advocator of Bitcoin  Shocked

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January 17, 2012, 09:39:52 PM
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I'm a casual gamer but a avid hardware tweaker for best performance. I love learning about how things work. I discovered bitcoin randomly on pc forums about new video cards for 2012.
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January 17, 2012, 09:43:03 PM
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Overclock.net, April 27th of last year.  Someone made a news post, caught my eye, and so I read more about it.  A few days later, the thread was permanently locked and all further discussions of Bitcoin were banned from the forum due to it being "potentially illegal".   Roll Eyes
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January 18, 2012, 12:24:14 AM
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I had a dream I was being sodomized by angels urging me to "bite the coin". So I did. Did I ever!
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January 18, 2012, 12:27:40 AM
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A friend mentioned it to me when we were talking about Tor; I recall her showing me the Silk Road and then briefly saying something about BTC. A few months later I actually checked Bitcoin out and became very interested.

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January 18, 2012, 02:32:52 AM
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I first read about bitcoin on arstechnica a while back, started mining on my gaming box when i wasn't using it, and then put together a few additional miner boxes a couple weeks later.
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January 18, 2012, 05:02:57 AM
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I actually found out from a friend. Been hooked ever since!
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January 18, 2012, 10:52:43 AM
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I was searching for short domain names to buy that are still not taken like graberr.com , then I was getting into names starting with "git..."" and then "bit...". And at that point randomly stumbled on bitcoin by checking a website with the neam bit in it.
I friggin lucky moment.
And that totally threw off the rest of my day buying domains  Wink

Bit mining has my head spinning. I can't wait to get in this.
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January 18, 2012, 12:37:55 PM
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eff donation site on december 31st 2010 Smiley

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January 18, 2012, 12:52:05 PM
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Lulzsec had a bitcoin donation address.

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January 18, 2012, 02:40:09 PM
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I've always been interested at cryptography and hashing algorithms.
A collegue told me about bitcoin.
At first I didn't understand the concept but now I'm thinking about trying to implement a hasher in fpga.

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January 18, 2012, 09:51:46 PM
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Can't remember, but a recent couple episodes of Planet Money remided me to check it out more seriously.
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January 18, 2012, 11:30:09 PM
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About a year ago, I was at a meeting trying to gather up support to audit the Federal Reserve and a friend introduced me about Bitcoins.  Finally now doing something about it.

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January 19, 2012, 12:30:42 AM
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1 year.. por chw.net.. muy favourite web Tongue
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January 20, 2012, 02:56:11 AM
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Slashdot. About 7 or 8 mos. ago.
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January 20, 2012, 03:18:59 AM
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I found out on EOCF in mid May 2011.
Another member brought up BitCoin.  He had a problem playing movies and "mining" at the same time. I said "I have the same card. I'll try and let you know". I read up a bit on it and I thought "hmm, Is this like F@H, except you get paid for it?" Sweet! The rest is history.
The more I learned about BitCoin, the more intrigued I became. I think this is an exceptional implementation, and am a huge supporter of our "Bits".

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