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March 31, 2012, 12:31:46 AM
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I got my first coins from CoinPal back when the price was just under a dollar. I actually put a request into the faucet first, but because of reasons I can't quite remember anymore, faucet transactions were having a hard time getting relayed and added to blocks, delaying the transactions for about a day. If it wasn't for me being willing to try out buying bitcoins through CoinPal, I very likely would have given up on Bitcoin right there.

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March 31, 2012, 12:46:23 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

Heh, do you realize you can use my company Bitinstant.com to deposit cash at any bank in the US and fund any of 6 exchanges we support?

I think thats 100% scam free

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March 31, 2012, 02:20:16 AM
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CPU mined 50 BTC back in mid to late late 2010 using the Bitcoin client's built-in miner. A few days later I think I mined another 50 BTC. Shortly thereafter I reformatted the computer (a Dell PowerEdge 2970 server) and lost the wallet.dat. I think it was around the time somebody paid 10,000 BTC for a pizza so I didn't think much of my 100 BTC then.
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March 31, 2012, 03:01:28 AM
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CPU mined a few hundred on my laptop July 2010 in a few days....I heard about bitcoin via slashdot....difficulty shot up real quick and I forgot about bitcoin for about a year.  Luckily I didn't loose them.

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March 31, 2012, 03:13:24 AM
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Heh, do you realize you can use my company Bitinstant.com to deposit cash at any bank in the US and fund any of 6 exchanges we support?

I think thats 100% scam free

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Thanks, I'll check you guys out.

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March 31, 2012, 04:40:47 AM
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Mined it. Block #38,754.

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March 31, 2012, 12:40:24 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

especially because I don't think there was a public opencl kernel at the time Wink

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March 31, 2012, 12:40:52 PM
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In 2010 I sold an unused copy of Windows 7 Ultimate for 1400 BTC

that's classic!

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March 31, 2012, 12:43:53 PM
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Mined in slush's pool a few days after it started (december 2010).

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March 31, 2012, 02:55:07 PM
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First got 0.05 from the Faucet to see how it worked. Then, right after that, I moved all my Second Life Lindens (which I didn't play anymore) via some nice person who was doing SLL to BTC conversions I think mainly as a hobby to spur interest. It was November 2010. Boy, do I wish I had the foresight to buy a bunch more at $0.25 and sell at $30. Smiley
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March 31, 2012, 03:13:17 PM
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In 2010 I sold an unused copy of Windows 7 Ultimate for 1400 BTC

that's classic!
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March 31, 2012, 03:30:48 PM
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I heard about it right before the MyBTC scam/hack, I mean like days before it happened. I wasn't sure what I was doing, and cpu mined on Mybitcoinplus. My first coin was actually had from mining on a now deceased 5750. I now have about 12 coins, all of which are invested.

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March 31, 2012, 04:48:49 PM
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In 2010 I sold an unused copy of Windows 7 Ultimate for 1400 BTC

that's classic!
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March 31, 2012, 04:53:51 PM
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Sorry for being so unoriginal. The "world ugliest bitcoin minig rig" (pictured on the left) was solving a few blocks a day back then.


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March 31, 2012, 04:55:24 PM
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Sorry for being so unoriginal. The "world ugliest bitcoin minig rig" (pictured on the left) was solving a few blocks a day back then.
Do you have a larger picture of that somewhere?


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March 31, 2012, 05:35:58 PM
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Sorry for being so unoriginal. The "world ugliest bitcoin minig rig" (pictured on the left) was solving a few blocks a day back then.
Do you have a larger picture of that somewhere?

http://www.bitcoinminer.com/post/2814404597/worlds-ugliest-bitcoin-mining-rig
http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lf8gztgZYF1qfy0bho1_r1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAI6WLSGT7Y3ET7ADQ&Expires=1333301787&Signature=qPzPmEF8ujEaJ1wSWum8eGzVq1A%3D

it was taken using an iphone with less than perfect lighting I think on the above page it is as good as it gets. But let me know the reason you want better quality and I will scour my archives, maybe will find higher resolution for ya.

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April 19, 2012, 02:58:06 AM
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In 2010 I sold an unused copy of Windows 7 Ultimate for 1400 BTC

that's classic!

Except I kept the coins on MyBitcoin right before their vanishing act...
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April 19, 2012, 03:22:08 AM
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I can remember getting my first .1 BTC after a week of mining with my CPU before my first graphics card showed up, haha.

After that, I made about .2 BTC a day.

Now I'm hoping to get my BFL single unit in the next coming weeks!  Woot!

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