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The Highs and Lows of Trading Bitcoin

Three years of trading with a scrappy bitcoin bot

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A few years ago I wrote a computer program to buy and sell bitcoin. I called it BitBot.

Pretty soon, I began to refer to it as “him.” Naming him turned him into a little person. “BitBot made £500 today,” I’d say, or “BitBot had a bad day; he lost £900.”




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