Reddit is a popular social platform where you can find information about almost anything you can imagine, and cryptocurrencies are not an exception. Here are the most amazing stories related with Bitcoin that Reddit users have shared with the world.
1. How Bitcoin helped to cure depression and get rid of anxiety.
A few years ago, Redditor Daurgothoth felt really depressed and anxious. The main reason for his feelings was his overwhelming interest in politics and economics, and daily reading of the mass media doesn’t help being comfortable.
“All through the public education machine I wondered… Why are they doing things this way? I mean it is the 21st century and we live in the richest country in the world,” he says.
Then Bitcoin emerged within his eyeshot, but he didn’t pay much attention to it as he couldn’t grasp its full potential at that time. However, some time later he became really involved in the cryptoworld:
“If you truly believe in the core principles of Bitcoin then the free market must be pretty darn important to you. If you believe like I do that the free market is the most powerful than there will be no need for violence of any kind..”
Then this Redditor shared his plans to become fiat free by 1st January 2015:
“It is time for me to embrace plan B. Yesterday I announced my intention to completely cut myself off from the fiat money system by January 1st, 2015. I will get paid in Bitcoins, I will pay my bills in Bitcoins. I will invest in Bitcoins and I will secure my own Bitcoin investments.”
Let’s hope that eventually he did it.Source
2. Regrets about buying and selling BTC
SuperDuperDerp tells his sad story as first dived into Bitcoin in 2012.
1 BTC cost $4 at that time. Our hero got interested in the new digital currency and he was sure that bitcoin would grow one day. But he didn’t have much money at that tie, so he purchased only 100 BTC for $400.
The price wasn’t growing much, so he stopped checking in a few weeks. But when he took a look in a month, Bitcoin price was already $8. He was surprised to see it rise so much and sold everything to buy some more coins later when the price goes down.
But it never did.
“I watched it climb and climb until I finally bought back in around $100, netting me 8 BTC.”
The panic took over him, so he bought and sold his bitcoins several times more during the 2013 turmoil, until eventually he found himself with only 2 BTC at hand.
“I like to believe that if I had been financially comfortable in 2012 I would have bought a chunk of BTC to save long term and wouldn’t have been so quick to sell. But who knows? It takes money to make money.”Source
3. The elderly Bitcoiner
The Reddit user sovereignlife posted his story when he was 65. He purchased his first bitcoin when it was only $6. He absolutely fell for this new technology.
“I believe this [Bitcoin] is the future. I also know this is the greatest freedom technology developed in my lifetime, and I’m thrilled to see the progress and development in this space.”
He also says that the freedom provided by Bitcoin reflects the ideas he once captured in a book by astrophysicist Andrew Galambos, Sic Itur Ad Astra (This is the way to the stars). The book states that “freedom would never arrive via the ballot box, through revolution, protesting or violence, but via technology and the free market.”
This astrophysicist predicted that people themselves should come to desiring the freedom and that they would gain this freedom not with the help of politicians and other sociopathic fraudsters, but with the help of “talented people producing products and services that enhance such freedom.”
And now, 14 years later, he can see the ideas described in this book come to life with the help of bitcoin technologies.Source