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They discussed how Texan HODL discovered Bitcoin via a popular online game called RuneScape. Then they talked about the underlying research and reading which primed Texan HODL for entry into the Bitcoin thoughtspace — research such as the problems with the financial crisis of 2008.
The conversation then switched gears, moving to what Texan HODL finds most amazing about bitcoin; he cites the insane amount of variation in bitcoin’s use cases, applications and what it means to different people.
Finally, Texan HODL revealed what he is most looking forward to in the Bitcoin industry, as well as his price predictions for 2021 and 2030. Be sure to check out the entire video on YouTube, and be on the lookout for the next “Meet The Plebs.”
What’s your Bitcoin rabbit hole story?
The first time I heard about Bitcoin was July 2013. Growing up I was a huge RuneScape fan. One day, I came across a website that allowed you to buy RuneScape gold with something called bitcoin. After begging my grandmother for days, she finally agreed to set up a Bitstamp account for me and we bought 2 bitcoins for roughly $200. I thought I was getting a great deal, buying fake money with another fake money! I then sent the bitcoin to some shady company and received my RuneScape gold. After that, Bitcoin did not come back on my radar until my freshman year of college in September 2017. Throughout high school I had spent a lot of time studying the 2008 financial crisis and had developed a strong distaste toward the Federal Reserve due to their reckless response to the crisis. So, when I read the Bitcoin white paper in September 2017, it clicked for me instantly. A hard money that is controlled by rules, not rulers. It was exactly what I had been looking…