Friday Open Thread: How did you get into crypto?

How did you get into crypto? Everyone has a story…


An entrepreneur friend told me he was buying ASICs to mine Bitcoin from his house. 2014. Smart guy, iconoclast. I investigated on Thanksgiving break.

I was on a prescription dose of prednisone at the time (cluster headaches, long story). This gave me insane concentration. I watched the Rise and Rise of Bitcoin, read Mastering Bitcoin twice, sifted through a hundred tabs worth of articles, and opened 3 exchange accounts.

Two hours sleep in four days. By Sunday night I was ready to quit my job and go all in. (I didn’t, until Ethereum)

What’s your story—how did you get into crypto?

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