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May 28, 2014, 08:52:31 PM
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Hi, I'm a journalist at The Wall Street Journal working on various bitcoin-related projects. I'm hoping to speak to individual miners who've been running operations out of their own homes for the past two years.
I want to get a little guy's perspective of what the ride has been like: the joy of watch the price rise against the challenges of rapidly intensifying competition, the mounting electricity costs and the pressure to upgrade machines, problems with rig delivery, etc. -- basically a personal account of the ups, downs and ups of life on the mining treadmill.
So, if you're happy to chat on the record. (I'll need you to provide your actual names), please drop me a line. PM me with contact details or send email to  michael.casey@wsj.com.
Many thanks,
Michael Casey
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May 29, 2014, 02:36:30 AM
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Not sure if this for real or a troll post.
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May 29, 2014, 03:50:33 AM
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Definitely not a troll post. Not sure  how to convince you of that cryptographically, of course, other than to swear that I am who I say I am: one of the two authors of the daily BitBeat column, a regular columnist on financial affairs and other stuff. Here's our latest BitBeat: [Suspicious link removed]j.com/moneybeat/2014/05/28/bitbeat-bitcoin-continues-to-grow-gingerly-in-china/

I just figured this would be a good place to seek out miners who can relate some of the wild ride of the past few years. Happy to communicate in whichever way people feel comfortable.

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May 29, 2014, 03:56:53 AM
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His profile on wsj http://topics.wsj.com/person/C/michael-casey/7448

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May 29, 2014, 04:36:58 AM
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LogicalUnit has a nice post about his experience: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=224015.0. You might want to contact him.


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May 29, 2014, 06:53:28 AM
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I just made an 11 minute episode of my internet show last week talking about Bitcoin and mining and showing my own computers doing the work, let's start with this:

http://www.loudmouthtim.com/OV174.wmv

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June 02, 2014, 06:35:50 AM
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Once a very generous person came across this wallet address. He/She transferred a small amount of bitcoin into the address. What a life changing experience!

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