I tried mining bitcoins a while back, briefly, and only earned a small fraction before giving up (my hardware was not up to the task). I’ve been following it casually for the past few years, and more closely now. I decided to spend a small amount (that I won’t lose sleep if it dissappears) and expirement with the cryptocurrency.
So I now own 1/3 of a bitcoin: 0.333, exactly. I’m going to try out some alt-coin trading and see what’s what.