a bitcoin miner's lament
all day long i generate,
my room's so hot, there's no debate -
if it continues at this rate
i will be baked like a sweet potat-
o, how hard it is to make a block!
everyone wants one, there's limited stock.
difficulty rising, gotta fast get a lock
on that precious fifty-bitcoin block!
GPU is crunching but average time
has grown so fast my hash rate's hardly worth a dime
room is toasty, like a tropical clime
but i persist - a fresh block is sublime
i'm gonna have to take a dip, a dip in the pool
a mining pool, the greatest tool
a small miner's friend, for only a fool
would keep solo mining as if it's cool
when difficulty's up so high, sky high,
what's a fellow gonna do but wait to die
of old age while you hash, hoping for a tie
with a hash target so low you want to cry
so i mine in a pool, getting bitpennies a day
hundreds of miners joining that fray
building that block like a brick out of clay
it's the only game a small miner can play
but pennies ain't enough, i want more
i drop by mtgox to see what it's got in store.
i see that price and sweat out of every pore
it's shot up to the moon, way up from before
and i patiently sit, and wait for a dip
refreshing mtgox, with every sip
of my cup of tea, but at this clip
i'm only missing out, and i lose my grip
i plunk down some fiat, a few grand
no time for limit orders, i grab all the outstand-
ing asks, and behold here i stand
thousands of bitcoins in my hand!
now i live in trepidation
waiting for bitcoin appreciation
it has thus far been a total sensation
part of me wants to dump, but i'm patient
now i start to develop some cunning
i decide to start a business and get it humming,
helping get that bitcoin economy running!
i now realize it's never been about the mining
a newbie comes by on IRC
"i clicked generate coins, and nothing - see?"
i share my wisdom through my PC
which now is deep as is the sea.
i envision a great hit song from these lyrics
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