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Bitcoin => Bitcoin Discussion => Topic started by: Piligrim on May 28, 2011, 05:43:29 AM



Title: Bitcoin address for sale
Post by: Piligrim on May 28, 2011, 05:43:29 AM
Ever heard of cyber squatters? Would it be possible for someone to take possession of all vacant bitcoin addresses and thus gain control over bitcoins?


Title: Re: Bitcoin address for sale
Post by: TheMagikarp on May 28, 2011, 06:09:24 AM
No.


Title: Re: Bitcoin address for sale
Post by: opticbit on May 28, 2011, 06:13:32 AM
Read the subject, and thought you were doing somthing else, so it gave me an idea.

So ill post a new thread.

I thought you were selling a wallet that was getting residual income.  

I think it'll be hard to take up all the possible addys.


Title: Re: Bitcoin address for sale
Post by: Piligrim on May 28, 2011, 06:19:22 AM
No.

That is as in "No I won't sue you until I find a lawer"?


Title: Re: Bitcoin address for sale
Post by: wumpus on May 28, 2011, 06:22:54 AM
2^160 = 1461501637330902918203684832716283019655932542976

That's how many addresses you'll have to generate. It's not realistic either in generation or storage. The sun, or even the universe will die before you enumerated them.


Title: Re: Bitcoin address for sale
Post by: jjVon on May 28, 2011, 01:58:46 PM
Very new to this myself.  I understand there is a limit to the number of BitCoins, but are you saying there an actual limit to the number of wallets available as well?


Title: Re: Bitcoin address for sale
Post by: Soros Shorts on May 28, 2011, 02:03:44 PM
Very new to this myself.  I understand there is a limit to the number of BitCoins, but are you saying there an actual limit to the number of wallets available as well?
In the same way that there is a limit to the number of atoms on the earth.