We only got into Bitcoin last week

How much bitcoin do you have? I keep meeting people who are eager to tell me when they became “into crypto,” or even “into Bitcoin.” This seems ridiculous and dumb to me.

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  • Matthew

    10:12AM, Today

    Hey, I’m Matthew, nice to meet you.
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    Vincent

    Hi, I’m Vincent, nice to meet you. What do you do?
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    Matthew

    I build websites. What do you do?
  • Vincent

    10:13AM, Today

    I am trading crypto
  • 10:12AM, Today

    Matthew

    Oh really? What kind?
  • 10:13AM, Today

    Vincent

    Less traded coins.
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    Matthew

    Aha, you mean bottom of the barrel shitcoins with almost no liquidity?
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    Vincent

    Yes. I got into crypto in 2017. If I would have bought bitcoin with my 7000 euro I wouldn’t have been able to live off of this. You seem to know quite a bit about crypto?
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    Matthew

    I know very little about crypto. Just that it’s one big scam. I only have Bitcoin. I got into Bitcoin last week.
  • 10:16AM, Today

    Vincent

    You’re kidding me.
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    Matthew

    Well I am a fast learner. When I first got into Bitcoin last Wednesday I actually traded shitcoins. On Thursday I had massive nightmares. On Friday I read The Bitcoin Standard. On Saturday I had a day of rest and on Sunday I went out fishing and had a boating accident.
  • 10:18AM, Today

    Matthew

    So on Monday I started building this website about hyperbitcoinization so that people wouldn’t make the same mistakes.
  • 10:19AM, Today

    Matthew

    Now we’re Tuesday and it’s time to spread the word.”

How much bitcoin do you have?

“NOT ENOUGH!” Never enough. Seasoned Bitcoiners know the correct answer to this question. But I keep meeting people eager to say since when they were “into crypto”, or even “into Bitcoin”. It is dumb.

We all know that “how much” is a dumb question. Now what about “when”?

When did you get into Bitcoin?

“Last week!” is the obvious answer. “I am a fast learner.”

Real life Bitcoin meetups and conferences are great. I don’t think Bitcoiners are the most interesting people but I can definitely have a good time with them talking about Bitcoin and everything that Bitcoin fixes (which is a lot but not everything). But next time you go to a place with lots of Bitcoiners, start practicing good privacy and opsec when someone asks you “since when” or even worse, when they start saying it themselves.

In my experience, the people who are boasting about the year they got in are more the shitcoiny tradery types. So it can also be a good litmus test. Because honestly, shitcoiners can still be great people fun to hang out with. But this is really not the case, when you meet shitcoiners at a Bitcoin conference while hoping to meet properly orange pilled people.

What about twitter and online presence?

So if you have been tweeting about Bitcoin for a while already, it is hard to put this genie back into the bottle. But if you have been tweeting about Bitcoin under your real name, it can be a good idea to stop doing that. Start a new nym account, or two. Start using these instead to tweet about Bitcoin.

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