I first learned of Bitcoin in 2010, installed the client and got my first bitcoin from The Bitcoin Faucet. Thank you Gavin, I assume it was your property. submitted by
I fell down the rabbit hole after reading Satoshi's paper (read it about 10 times so far. It gets better each time). I enabled bitcoind's mining feature on my home CPU (and possibly my work machine) and managed to solo mine a block. At the time, they were worth about $0.50 ea. A few months later, and zero blocks found, I compiled some code that allowed me to mine using my nVidia GPU. Still no blocks. Welcome slush pool! Bitcoins were flowing again (about 1/week). At this point, I figured I could make some money at this (price ~$1.00), so I spent $170 on an ATI GPU (about 10 times faster than the nVidia).
Difficulty was increasing, people were building huge GPU rigs - I wasn't one of them. I bought a few coins through MtGox and a few more with paypal. But for the most part, I was happy getting about 1BTC/week on my ATI card. I wasn't ready to spend my "real" money just yet.
I "invested" some assets on GLBSE and put it into a mining company called BITBOND. Was feeling pretty good until GLBSE was shut down and lost 50% of what I invested. I guess Bitcoin Savings and Trust (BST) was a bad idea. But, hey we're just playing around with digital tokens. No worries, I could afford to lose it - maybe $200 worth at the time. Live and learn.
Bitcoin velocity started to increase with Eric's Satoshi Dice and Charlie's BitInstant. Up to $28... Have to buy more. Crash! Back to $2.00 and bailed. Lost another $200.00.
In 2012, I made some paper wallets and gifted all my family members some BTC for x-mas. They were worth about $13/BTC. I still keep an eye on the accounts with watch only addresses on Blockchain.info. Paper wallets were created with Diceware and Amir's sx/libbitcoin, pen and paper.
GPU mining was puttering out, so I spent $300 on a BFL 5GHz ASIC with paypal. I received mine in July of 2013, mined 2 BTC over two weeks, then sold it for $350 on ebay. The mined coins were worth about $300, so I doubled my money. The difficulty increases went lunar, and that BFL miner never mined another full bitcoin. Sorry e-bay buyer.
My mining days were over and Coinbase came online. Since then, I've been lazily buying $50/week using Coinbase's recurring buy feature. All the way up to $1200 and all the way back down to $170. I've been here before. Each time though, I have more coins than I had before - and that's all that matters to me.
Bitcoin's not made me rich. I'm not driving a Ferrari with BITCOIN plates... yet. I'm only in as much as I can afford to lose. It's been a fun ride.
To all the people and companies mentioned, and to all of you building the future, Thank You.
Bitfinex - one of the world's largest Bitcoin exchanges
Kraken - world's largest EUR Bitcoin exchange based on volume
LocalBitcoins - world's largest P2P Bitcoin exchange
Bitstamp - one of the world's largest Bitcoin exchanges
Gemini - one of the world's largest Bitcoin exchanges
Poloniex - world's largest cryptocurrency exchange
Bittrex - world's second largest cryptocurrency exchange
BitQuick - major cash to Bitcoin exchange in the USA
Vaultoro - gold/bitcoin exchange
VirWoX - world's largest Paypal to Bitcoin exchange
Zebpay - one of India's largest Bitcoin exchanges
CoinMama - one of the world's largest credit card to Bitcoin brokers
BitPanda - one of Europe's largest Bitcoin brokers
CEX.io - top global Bitcoin and crypto exchange
coinhouse - credit card to Bitcoin broker run by Ledger
Bitcoin.de - one of Europe's largest P2P Bitcoin exchanges
Bittylicious - one of the UK's largest Bitcoin brokers
Coinfloor - European Bitcoin broker and exchange
BitBargain - UK Bitcoin exchangd
Paymium - Bitcoin broker based in France
Bity - large European Bitcoin exchange
Satoshi Counter - Canadian OTC Bitcoin exchange
Bitaccess - Canadia Bitcoin ATM network
SurBitcoin - Venezuela's largest Bitcoin exchange
Cryptobuyer - Venezuelan Bitcoin exchange
bit2c - Israel's top Bitcoin exchange
Bits of Gold - Israel's largest Bitcoin broker
CoinHako - one of Singapore's largest Bitcoin exchanges
Volabit - Mexican Bitcoin exchange
Satoshi Tango - Latin American Bitcoin exchange
Mercado Bitcoin - Brazilian Bitcoin exchange
FOXBIT - Brazilian Bitcoin exchange
OKCoin - Chinese Bitcoin exchange
Huobi - Chinese Bitcoin exchange
LakeBTC - Bitcoin exchange
Gatecoin - Bitcoin exchange
Bitrefill - mobile phone topups with Bitcoin
CoinJar - Australian Bitcoin broker
BuyaBitcoin - Australian cash to bitcoin exchange
Coin Loft - Australian cash to Bitcoin exchange
Urdubit - Bitcoin exchange based in Pakistan
Bitcoin Cambodia - Camobdian Bitcoin broker
Bitt - Caribbean Bitcoin exchange
bitcoin.co.id - Indonesia's largest Bitcoin exchange
Coincheck - one of Japan's largest Bitcoin exchanges
coins.co.th - one of Thailand's largest Bitcoin brokers/exchange
bitcoin.co.th - one of Thailand's largest Bitcoin brokers/exchange
MaiCoin - Taiwanese Bitcoin exchange
Bitonic - Dutch Bitcoin broker
Bitrush - Dutch Bitcoin broker
BitBay - Bitcoin broker based in Poland
Bitcoin Romania - largest Romanian Bitcoin exchange & broker
Nairaex - Nigeria's largest Bitcoin exchange
Bitsewa - Nepal's largest Bitcoin exchange
Wall of Coins - major US cash to Bitcoin exchange
LibertyX - major US cash to Bitcoin exchange
CoinCorner - European Bitcoin broker
Cubits - European Bitcoin broker
Bitit - European Bitcoin broker
itBit - OTC Bitcoin trading
Anycoin Direct - European Bitcoin broker
Belgacoin - large European Bitcoin exchange/broker
Bisq - decentralized Bitcoin exchange
KeepKey - hardware Bitcoin wallet
Ledger Wallet - hardware Bitcoin wallet
TREZOR - hardware Bitcoin wallet
Electrum - Bitcoin desktop wallet
GreenAddress - Bitcoin web wallet
Slush Pool - Bitcoin mining pool
Samourai Wallet - Android Bitcoin wallet
breadwallet - most popular iOS Bitcoin wallet
Mycelium - popular Android Bitcoin wallet
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