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In the first 2-3 years of #Bitcoin neither of the meetups I attended focused on the price.

If you go to a crypto meetup today, the exchange rate is pretty much the only subject.
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We actually did though. Because we also talked about mining during those times when it was still feasible. Since it reached $20K then it is a big deal for sure. But digging deeper...
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But in the first 2-3 years, the supporters were unable to explain what mining is, and there was no exchanges so even if they wanted, they could not buy it unless they have earned it.
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mtgox started trading in 2010.
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i dont know about mtgox, i never seen that, but the shitty exchanges i used, even in 2015 only had like daily $50 volumen with 20-30 listed coins.
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You definitely traded on shit exchanges then.
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None of the exchanges i used were supporting money, so you was only able to trade one coin to another, so you needed coins to trade for other coins.
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Kraken and bitstamp started in 2011 too, only 2 years from the first block.

In 2010 the main source was mining and faucets (eg I got 25 from Gavin's facuet).
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Personally i have seen and started using the first usable marketplace in 2015, it was called WeSellDoges.com, later rebranded as WeSellCrypto.com by Greg Cronheim, accepting PayPal
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your loss. 😂
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My profit :D