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I am a U.S. lawyer who bought my first bitcoin in early 2018, but didn't fall down the rabbit hole until 2020. I run a bitcoin and lightning node.


I am also pretty old by bitcoin standards (63) and I was heavily invested both financially and intellectually in the traditional financial system.

why it took 2 years for you to fell to the rabbit hole?

Well, it really took me even longer. I was an active libertarian and first became exposed to pgp email encryption in the 1990's. I heard of bitcoin fairly early on through libertarian friends (maybe 2012 or 2013), but thought of it as a scam. I regret that, but you know the old saying: "You buy bitcoin at the price you deserve."

Wow, nice story, thanks for sharing.

It's not a rare thing, it take a lot of will power and curiosity to start digging into deep topics like when you dig into bitcoin. It took me a while since my first bitcoin purchase to actually go down the rabbit hole and ask me "why bitcoin"

Yes, for sure, is a mind shift, but for some reason after understanding how bitcoin works it clicked right away for me. I heard about bitcoin before but never looked into it, but when I did, that was all.

Nice to meet ya got into all this in early 2018 and went down the rabbit hole its been a wild ride and cool you have found this space your limited tech abilities far outreach alot of peoples knowledge right now in the space !

I am interested in improving my tech abilities. I tried to teach myself a little python a few months back to help run my lightning node from the command line, but it's a slow go.

Welcome! It'll be great to have your perspectives and experiences in our community :)

Thanks very much. I'm pretty much the only bitcoiner among my family and friends so it's nice to interact with fellow hodlers.

Welcome aboard!