A little bit about me
Happy new year to everyone, happy belated birthday to Bitcoin.
I have been lurking for a few months now and finally decided to start posting today.
If you're still reading this you obviously want to know a satoshi or two about me so here goes...
I've lived most of my life in California, it's not the best place to live as far as taxes go but you really can't beat the weather. I was a phreaker/anarchist/pyro when I was younger but as I got older I seemed to outgrow a lot of the illegal activities I liked so much. As with most people, my 20's were mostly a blur, I still remember a few girls, a few bars and lots of hangovers.
We (my business partner and I) got into Bitcoin when it was double digits and state of the art mining equipment meant blazing fast FPGAs. BFL was the first company we ordered a miner from ( I still have rage in my heart for Josh but that is for another post) and we even found 3 blocks on our own with them (even though we were in a pool and didn't get the full reward)! The constant arms race and beefing up the house's wires/panels/breakers got to be slightly annoying but we were literally printing money, it was like a dream. We toured around the world for different BTC conferences, got a bunch of BTC swag and got drunk with a bunch of Bitcoiners, it was literally The Life.
With BTC's continually growing popularity (and difficulty) we found ourselves making less and less coin but that was OK because the price of BTC was ever increasing also, so again we didn't really mind. Enter Mt.Gox and the huge collapse in price and stolen coins that went with it, it didn't make sense for us to mine, we just couldn't afford the electricity anymore. Even though we had faith that it would reach new ATHs we knew what we had to do. We had a meeting and decided on what day to unplug the machines and they haven't been plugged in again since.
Luckily we did save some coin but not nearly as much as we spent. My friend and I are still engaged in business just no mining anymore. Still have a few machines in my garage collecting dust, if the price goes up enough we may have to power them back on again to make some more of that sweet, sweet coin. That about sums up the parts of my life you would find interesting here on Steemit. Good luck trading, let's keep crypto strong.
P.S. My magic 8 ball says: "To the Moon for 2018!"