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March 30, 2012, 04:14:40 PM
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Can you remember how you got your first Bitcoin?

I'd love to hear some nice stories - hopefully other than mining
or trading on MtGox, unless there's some unusual/interesting detail...

I, for one, reached my first BTC of wealth just last week, through a couple of kind donations! Smiley

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March 30, 2012, 04:18:21 PM
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I got my first 0.08 BTC from the faucet.  It was supposed to be 0.02 BTC, but there was a bug that made it send four times.  Once I got my mining rig set up, like a week or two later, I sent it all back.

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March 30, 2012, 04:29:05 PM
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Received my first Bitmill from the statues in Dragon's Tale.

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March 30, 2012, 04:29:27 PM
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I got mine from the BTC faucet!, I got a happy .05... Then those jerks started to attack the water supply and tried to drain it...

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March 30, 2012, 04:37:14 PM
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Ugh, I hated it at first.

For some reason, I guess I did not do enough research I went the Dwolla--MtGox Route

Time it took:
4 Days for Dwolla to verify my account
3 Days to transfer it to my account
6 hours to transfer it to mtgox

To be honest, I wanted to try out SR, but after researching the actual prices, it was cheaper to use Mr. Shadester who lives a few blocks away  Grin

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March 30, 2012, 05:38:36 PM
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sgornick gave me a free Bitcoin for the free Dwolla dollar I got when I signed up there I think. It was either him or someone else running another promotional gig. I then bought $20 worth of Bitcoin from either him or someone else via Paypal, and then by the end of February 2011 I owned over $500 worth through Keefe and some other IRC #bitcoin-otc regulars.

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March 30, 2012, 06:10:00 PM
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A friend, in a demonstration of how I could make use of it. Shortly after that I started doing business with it, then the bubble happened and I started speculating with some of my profits and spending more time on the board. 

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March 30, 2012, 06:26:14 PM
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First multiple 0.05 coins from abusing Faucet
First 1 BTC from MtGox
First 100 BTC from stealing wallet.dat files

Lost all my coins when purchased big order right after the price crash in June 2011

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March 30, 2012, 06:33:46 PM
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First multiple 0.05 coins from abusing Faucet
First 1 BTC from MtGox
First 100 BTC from stealing wallet.dat files

Lost all my coins when purchased big order right after the price crash in June 2011
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March 30, 2012, 07:10:30 PM
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It was june 2010,I was very excited by idea of decentralised p2p currency,I gave it a try and run the client on mining mode on my 1.66 Ghz CPU laptop.Just in one or two days I got earned 50 BTC.At that time in just few days I made 450 BTC but did not knew that in one year 1 BTC will be 30 $.I spent all at so cheap rates I dont even remember now.

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March 30, 2012, 07:16:49 PM
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A guy named Morpheus ran a PayPal for bitcoin business, until PayPal froze his account. I was lucky enough to get a handful for $1.80 right before they shut him down.

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March 30, 2012, 07:25:19 PM
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I put some dollar bills I had left from a vacation to Nepal (I'm german and don't usually own dollar bills) into an envelope and sent that to some obscure address in Canada.

I totally didn't expect anything to happen and wrote them off until after about 2-3 weeks (before I had mined a bitcoin with my on-board nvidia at 3 MHhash/s), suddendly something like 17 bitcoins popped up in my client. Nice!

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March 30, 2012, 08:08:58 PM
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Received our first Bitcoins January 2012 from Maged, the first person that bought our honey caramels on this forum.

 

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March 30, 2012, 08:20:09 PM
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Started mining with my 5770 back in April of 2010.  I believe it only took me a day to generate one Bitcoin with the 5770 at the time.
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March 30, 2012, 08:25:26 PM
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I think I mined my first BTC back in the day around April-March 20111 with my 6970 Cheesy
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March 30, 2012, 08:30:24 PM
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Started mining with my 5770 back in April of 2010.  I believe it only took me a day to generate one Bitcoin with the 5770 at the time.

Wait...you mined at a pool? two years ago? with a 5770? At difficulty 4096? Were you on drugs?  Smiley
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March 30, 2012, 08:36:41 PM
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Started mining with my 5770 back in April of 2010.  I believe it only took me a day to generate one Bitcoin with the 5770 at the time.

Wait...you mined at a pool? two years ago? with a 5770? At difficulty 4096? Were you on drugs?  Smiley
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March 30, 2012, 09:45:44 PM
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stumbled on it on poker forum in spring 2011,
then went to wikipedia and read some more,
after that I bought wherever I could Smiley
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March 30, 2012, 09:52:53 PM
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In 2010 I sold an unused copy of Windows 7 Ultimate for 1400 BTC
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March 31, 2012, 12:01:06 AM
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To be honest, I wanted to try out SR, but after researching the actual prices, it was cheaper to use Mr. Shadester who lives a few blocks away  Grin

It does take a bit to set up Dwolla, but honestly it's the only reliable 100% scam-free way to get bitcoins that I know of (I use bitfloor which works with Dwolla). Patience is a virtue... and then you can get stuff from SR with European prices... so much cheaper and safer than Mr. Shadester Smiley

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