“So what do you do?” she asked.
“Me? I stare at numbers all day,” he answered.
“So you’re an accountant or something?”
“No, not really. Actually, not at all.”
“Then why do you stare at numbers all day?”
“Well, have you heard of something called Bitcoin?”
“Yeah, but I don’t know too much about it.”
“A few years back I heard about it from a friend, did some research, and I ended up buying some. Now those coins are worth so much I was able to quit my job last year, and what I do now is stare at a screen all day to see how much my coins are worth.”
The girl looked at him like she wasn’t sure whether or not he was telling the truth.
“Well, what do you do?” he asked, trying to salvage the situation.
“I guess you could say I stare at words all day,” she said.
“You read for a living?”
“No, I’m a writer,” she said.
“I see. What kind of stuff do you write?”
“Oh, so have you been published?”
“No, but hopefully one day.”
“Before I got into all this Bitcoin stuff I used to read quite a lot of fiction,” he said.
“Is that so?”
“Really, I did. How about letting me read something of yours?”
Then ignoring his question she said: “Tell me what’s so fascinating about staring at numbers all day.”
“Well, I guess that was an oversimplification. I do a lot of research as well. Like right now there’s this whole thing happening. It’s called the flippening.”
“Yup. It’s hard to explain, but it involves mining pools and dragons and a cast of bigger than life characters. I’m convinced it’s going to happen, but so far my bet hasn’t paid off.”
“What’s going to happen?”
He did his best to explain, but he could see her eyes glaze over and cut the story short in case he was boring her. When he stopped talking she didn’t say anything at first, but then she started to smile.
“Someone should write a story about this. It’s pretty fascinating,” she said.
“You’re the writer. I even know the perfect place for you to publish it. There’s this site. It’s called Yours.org. If people like it they’ll even give you Bitcoin Cash for it.”
“What’s Bitcoin Cash?”
“It’s the real Bitcoin,” he said.
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