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January 24, 2012, 10:51:47 PM
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 From a friend. He runs a small comp shop. Started yesterday.
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January 25, 2012, 03:45:50 PM
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I found out mid 2011.  I'm a World of Warcraft mod developer and while browsing an add-on site I saw in someone's signature that they were accepting bitcoin donations.  Google'd it and went from there.
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January 25, 2012, 07:20:53 PM
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I read an article on wired sometime ago, and from then I have been trading btc.

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January 25, 2012, 08:18:11 PM
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i found out about bitcoin through the silkroad news. I thought to myself "if drug dealers are accepting this instead of cash then it must be serious"

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January 25, 2012, 08:23:03 PM
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The SecurityNow podcast, episode 278, released 10 Feb 2011.
Bitcoin was the main subject of that episode.

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Bitcoin combines money, the wrongest thing in the world, with software, the easiest thing in the world to get wrong.
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January 26, 2012, 03:58:09 AM
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found out about it from a friend during its bubble summer phase. looked at the charts and decided quite obviously not to get in at that point and wait for it to correct itself. I'm glad it did in a beautiful channel downward until this winter when it broke out of it forcing my hand to buy in at 3.2 and I've been enjoying the ride ever since.

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January 26, 2012, 04:05:13 AM
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I was actually just reading about peer-to-peer networking on wikipedia, and an article had bitcoin listed under the "Related Articles" section.
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January 26, 2012, 05:40:33 PM
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I found Bitcoin well before the first bubble. I tried the software, but gave up without mining any low-difficulty bitcoins. I just didn't go into the details enough to find out if Bitcoin was legit or not, and the IRC server connection it made to find peers was shady in my opinion. I knew about many malicious botnets functioning through IRC servers, and thought that maybe Bitcoin was just a voluntary botnet, masked as a useless virtual money software to hide the real traffic.

Then I found it again a long time later, when the price was about $30, and only got to sell my first bitcoin at that price.
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January 26, 2012, 06:09:32 PM
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IT friend of mine brought it up in early 2011 I think it was and then Corbettreport.com talked about it as well in early 2011. I looked into it but didn't see me making much money in it when looking at electricity vs coins made with the hardware I had at the time. Then just last week that same IT friend of mine said he could get away with running some computers at his work meaning free electricity so now I'm hunting for ATI cards locally.
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January 26, 2012, 06:17:25 PM
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Took an 8000-level graduate crypto class for no particular reason.  The professor mentioned it but scoffed, and I was intrigued.  A few months later I randomly found myself working as an ATM technician and hating not only the central control of banks' payment systems but also the gross inefficiencies of them.  Came here and started reading.
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January 26, 2012, 10:14:38 PM
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I read about the Bitcoin virus for Mac on an RSS feed.
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February 06, 2012, 09:33:24 PM
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i found out bitcoin on a download website..
first, i just thought i've had to left the bitcoin client open and them i got millions of bitcoins,but it wasnt just like that.so i give up for a few months.

then, one day i was looking at lulzsec  profile at twiiter and then i saw a weird combination of number and letters.then i figured out it was bitcoins and found out the mining software

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February 07, 2012, 12:23:37 AM
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I don't really remember how I found out about it. I think it was from a friend.
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