8 Jul 2014.

The day I bought my first Bitcoin.

I bought it from a Bitcoin ATM at CityLink (the machine is no longer there, but can be found in other parts of Singapore.)

It looked something like this:

Jon had recommended a wallet at blockchain.info so I opened one and transferred my Bitcoin from this machine.

I didn’t know that Bitcoin will become so hot at that point in time. In fact, the price had just fallen 50% after it surged past US$1,000. One mantra I learned from the stock market is to be a contrarian, acting against the crowd often pays off well.

Plus, what’s there to lose if I just use few hundred dollars to buy the future of Bitcoin?

Later, I also learned that I could buy Bitcoin over independent exchanges.

Being a skeptic, I was fearful of illegitimate and fraudulent sites that could …