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Without the benefit of hindsight, of course, it wasn’t that big a deal. Remembering that on the drive made me think about what else was there — including a little digital marker for odd Bitcoin. It’ll probably go higher. I think I paid well above the quasi-official exchange rate for the coins; who really cares about the difference between 1.
One friend said that all I’d need to do is find someone willing to take a quarter stake in it — on spec, of course, I don’t have a million bucks — to make it worth that person’s time to track it down.
Bitcoin Mainstream Adoption
Mining coins — with your PC’s CPU, then with your PC’s graphics card, then with specialised and increasingly expensive hardware — was the easiest way to accumulate Bitcoin out simpson thin air, with the only investment being electricity and processor cycles. Discussing cryptocurrencies on technology and financial platforms is one way to spread the word, even though people with an interest in these fields will have some knowledge of virtual currencies already. It’s mostly a fun story that I trot out every now and then, and occasionally pretend to be mock-upset bitcoin, and only occasionally actually upset.
Tapped Out game adds an interesting new update.
It Really Wasn’t A Big Deal, Guys
And I’ve done a bit of back-of-the-napkin calculation, and — sometimes, not every time — had a bit of a quiet moment and a shake of my head. Continue reading →