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Comment Join a small growing company (Score 1) 318

That is how I got started, we outgrew our office space and I volunteered to work from home. I made sure to increase my production and do a good job and the change became permanent. My next job after that was offered to me by a former co-worker who was already familiar with my ability to work from home, so there was never any question about it.

My next position is likely to be running my own operation, which is the guaranteed way to be able to work from home.

Comment Re:What an opportunity! (Score 1) 359

This comment wasn't insightful in 2009 let alone 2015. While it's certainly possible that the end result could be the same for investors, the idea that it's a pyramid scheme has been thoroughly debunked.

It's a giant ponzi scheme:
In a Ponzi Scheme, the founders persuade investors that they'll profit. Bitcoin does not make such a guarantee. There is no central entity, just individuals building an economy.

A Ponzi scheme is a zero sum game. In a ponzi scheme, early adopters can only profit at the expense of late adopters, and the late adopters always lose. Bitcoin can have a win-win outcome. Earlier adopters profit from the rise in value as Bitcoin becomes better understood and in turn demanded by the public at large. All adopters benefit from the usefulness of a reliable and widely-accepted decentralized peer-to-peer currency.

It is also important to note that Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of bitcoin, has never spent a bitcoin (other than giving them away when they were worthless) which we can verify by checking the blockchain.

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL." -- Dave Bowman, 2001