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Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and how I spent my summer

By Francine Hardaway 

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and how I spent my summer

 

I have not been involved in anything as exciting as the blockchain and cryptocurrency since I got involved with the internet in the early 90s. I first heard about Bitcoin in 2013, and I opened a Coinbase wallet and announced that I would accept payment in Bitcoin. Of course none materialized, since it was early and I was in Phoenix.But I couldn’t stop hearing about BTC from my most “out there” online friends (looking at you Thor Muller,) and on January 2014 made my first investment. I have no memory of why I chose that sum of money, which even back then did not even buy an entire Bitcoin.

I kind of forgot about it, until that summer when I was in London, and I met a man named Simon Dixon, who “took his company public,” now known as an ICOon a bitcoin exchange. He raised a lot of money for his startup that way. Along the way I learned about the underlying technology, the block chain. I learned more about that at YxYY, an unconference full of fascinating people.

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So You Want to Start Your Own Business? — 10 Invaluable Things People Never Tell You

By Andrian Iliopoulos

They say that the only way to self-mastery is by assuming absolute control over your life processes. Entrepreneurship is one of the activities that can have a massive impact in that respect. It is an activity that will not only allow you to take matters into your own hands but also reveal the essence of the words responsibility, discipline, and productivity in all its glory.

In this post, I will reveal some things that you seldom find on the headlines of famous media outlets. These are things that you learn only when you have hands on experience in the area and you have spent days and nights trying to polish your strategies. My hope is that by revealing these things I will save you time, money, energy, regrets and unwanted conflict.

Whether you are an entrepreneur already, or you are thinking to start your own business, this article will prove invaluable along the way.

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