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I was asking myself how did I get into bitcoin and I took a little to remember.
The very beginning was when I was about to buy a graphic card... I was googling it.

And you?

It was the summer of 2010. My friend asked me to look for information about overlay networks.
I examined the source code of FreeNet, I2P, and so on. Finally I came across Bitcoin and I was
surprised that in the context of other systems Bitcoin is very weak and vulnerable. "So what's
special about it?" I thought. Then reading carefully I realized that it is something more than
just the overlay network. It is a cryptocurrency system that perhaps can change the world.

     I saw a random thread posted on reddit, so I did some research and played around with it. I'm more interested in the trading aspect more then I am interested in mining bitcoins.

Yeah, I haven't been mining lately, just trading...

I was reading a Wired article on Bitcoin and the Silk Road back in April 2011 or so. After that I started to look into Bitcoin a bit more and thought the concept of a cryptocurrency was pretty awesome.

Before you know it, I was purchasing a mid range GPU to mine a bit...and this was when the price was sub $10 and the difficulty was under 500k. Good times..if only I had kept my coins instead of selling them right away ;)


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