I played with BTC mining like 10 years ago and so wish I had continued! I remember setting up a miner on my laughably feeble NAS and joining a mining group. After a few days of listening to the fans whir I got bored and will never know if I perhaps got a life changing 0.2 BTC or something at that time.
So I have two tasks to complete. I did find a 2013 wallet on my NAS and it seems to be empty but I will be keeping it around just in case whilst I make sure I am doing stuff right.
But that was a purely technical experiment in a fad that I assumed would soon disappear. So many regrets could come from that - but I was honestly just interested in the technology and the wondering if I could get it installed and running rather than expecting any kind of income.
I am just going to leave these addresses on the internet - see if there is any kind and mysterious benefactors that might donate to me getting started in trying to fund some stuff for my family via crypto!
This is where most of my work and documentation of my learning will be - Starting with a 50 euro collection of the above 3 currencies at CoinBase, chosen at complete random because I liked the names, what happens to this utter novice? Can it be the start of achieving some of our dreams?
I will be trying to learn about various currencies and trade a profit over time. I will document that and how it is to try and find a way into the crypto community and see if it is as toxic as some describe, or as enlightened and generous as others describe!
This I will attempt to do purely by trading - I will not buy (I can't afford it!) new currency - only trade those I have and my goal / dream will be to end up at 1 BTC
Currently I have split the investment almost evenly with approx 16.3 euro each of Filecoin, Litecoin and Stellar Lumens. I don't know what any of them actually mean and will document from this point as I research them as technologies and as investments before deciding what to do with them!
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