Hey guys! Hope y'all are doing well. So today, I would like to share with you guys my story - how I came to meet Bitcoin. I tried to not add junk stuff to this article so as to not inflate the post. This is how I met Bitcoin - my first encounter. Still wished it came to me a bit earlier!
Source: Google Search
Now, the problem arose. I wanted money so that I could travel, but I came to realize that Mturk doesn't have an option for transfering money to my bank account which was rather disappointing. I was hell bent on liquidifying the amount that I had on Mturk!.
After doing some research, I came across a site called Purse ( purse.io ), which promises to help us liquidate Amazon Mturk balance. First I had to transfer my Mturk balance into Amazon Gift Cards, then I had to purchase something for another individual through purse interface and when I completed the purchase, the other individual would pay me Bitcoins worth the amount of USD that I had used to purchase the stuff for him.
Source: Google Search
This was my first encounter with Bitcoin. I had no clue what it actually was or about any of the cryptocurrencies. I searched a bit around on Google and came to know that it could be exchanged for FIAT money. So that's what I did ( a big mistake that I regret for ), I used a site called Unocoin and transferred about 0.04 BTC into unocoin and sold it for around 170$ or about 9000 INR.
This was my frst experience dealing with a digital currency. I had no clue that Bitcoin was such a big thing back then which I eventually learned about. If I had kept that without selling, I could have had about 800USD when it reached the peak value of 20,000 USD in December 2017.
Since then, I started learning more about Bitcoin and after a couple of months started investing in it and made a 3x profit in the first 3 months, which was an exciting experience for me. I fell in love with the idea of Bitcoin and now I advocate for Bitcoin among my friends and family.
Bitcoin is the real money - the people's Money!
I would like to know about your story, how you came to know about it. Hope that you guys are willing to share your Bitcoin memories with me!