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February 02, 2012, 08:27:33 PM
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A friend told me about bitcoins in times where it was profitable to mine Smiley So i jumped on the train. Sad that we passed those days but i hope I can soon turn on my miners again Smiley
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February 03, 2012, 12:32:17 AM
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I read an article about one bitcoin scam. Then i investigated the issue of bitcoin. And loved the idea. Here I am.
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February 03, 2012, 01:14:42 AM
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My first reaction: SCAM! I thought is was a BotNet recruitment program or just some waste of time.

Did a lot of research before getting started and now I mine 2 Ghash/sec 24/7.
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February 03, 2012, 02:52:13 PM
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Like others have already mentioned, I heard from a friend and the first thing I thought too was, "wait, this has got to be a scam."  A few weeks later, I have 2 mining rigs pulling 2.5 G/Hash  Cheesy

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February 04, 2012, 01:10:39 AM
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On november 2011 i was thinking about upgrading my graphics card so i started doing some research on gpus. I was looking through craigslist and found a hd6870 and the guy added a comment:

"If you do bitcoin mining it can actually pay for itself"

So I wondered, what the hell is bitcoing mining?!

After that my attention passed form gaming to bitcoins and the amazing system behind it.

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February 04, 2012, 02:28:51 AM
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Haha I read about it
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February 04, 2012, 05:04:43 AM
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A friend asked me to pull his miner equipment out of the datacenter when i went down

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February 04, 2012, 04:50:02 PM
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I was looking for a way to earn online a year ago and found an article about mining bitcoins. Then I researched it a bit and forgot about it until now.


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February 05, 2012, 12:33:26 AM
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I've been a content creator on Second Life since around 2006. In 2006 I could sell my linden dollar for around 10 USD per 1500L. Todays market yields around 5-6 USD per 1500L. I decided to add Bitcoins to my investment pool to see if I could turn a profit on the low market.

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February 05, 2012, 12:57:26 AM
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I can't really pinpoint when exactly and why I started. I had heard in the beginning of last year about bitcoins, but I didn't spend alot of time checking it out, so I discarded the idea rather quickly. At some point later that same year I got back around to hearing about it again and have been mining since hehe Smiley
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February 05, 2012, 03:17:25 AM
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Honestly, first it was when I was told that you could make money with your graphics card by "mining". Then it snowballed from there, I started mining hardcore, btc hit $30+...been trying to learn more and more ever since.
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February 05, 2012, 12:00:45 PM
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Saw it as a donation method in Wikileaks at the end of 2010, started searching and here I am.
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February 05, 2012, 08:36:59 PM
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Saw it in one of the tech blogs I read. Initially thought it was a scam until I did a little research. Now I'm doing a bit of mining. Not making a ton, but it is fun and hasn't cost me a much at all since I had hardware already.
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February 06, 2012, 08:19:09 AM
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read about it and heard about it from a friend. Read about it in Gawker and my friend suggested I read further about it so I did and here I am! I have faith in the bitcoin and believe its usage is growing. Im new to the tech world but everyone for the most part has been really friendly and helped me get acquainted with certain software.
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February 06, 2012, 03:51:03 PM
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It seemed like voodoo to me when I first heard about it a couple of years ago.  People supposedly mining a legitimate online currency out of thin air and it's value supposedly going up.  Like a few others,  I thought it was a joke but it seems to be here to stay.  The first globally independent, anonymous online currency...what's not to love?
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February 06, 2012, 03:58:50 PM
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These three things made me realize this was a genuine evolutionary step:

1. Bit-torrent based
2. Herculean encryption
3. The Genesis Block message

I'm not a hacker, but it was an epiphany.

Any significantly advanced cryptocurrency is indistinguishable from Ponzi Tulips.
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February 06, 2012, 05:23:31 PM
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Well I started by hearing about bitcoin on youtube. It really intrigued me a lot. I am thinking about building a small miner but from what I gather it is kinda pointless at this point in the game. I guess if difficulty were to fall I would get involved. Or if the price per coin was say $20usd. But I actually enjoy reading about the currency. I have always been fascinated with economies and how currency works. Just another thing to expand my knowledge.

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February 06, 2012, 08:24:24 PM
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kept hearing about it in the media on and off since the early days, discoverd silkroad figured id better have some coins.
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February 06, 2012, 08:58:19 PM
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Quote from: vokain
seti@home or something like that

Now there's a real waste of cycles and then they ask for donations. A classic boondoggle backed by nonsense science.

I dunno how I first heard of bitcoin might have been on LKML.

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February 07, 2012, 04:06:32 AM
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Was doing research on digital currencies while writing my book "iMigration" about living a global lifestyle.

Stumbled upon a great overview at the DGC (Digital Gold Currencies) Magazine in its December 2010 issue.

Should've bought some bitcoins at that time!
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