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Title: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: batt01 on September 04, 2017, 02:33:25 AM
In 2012 i sent my brother 15btc for his birthday I totally forgot aboutt. I was talking abou the recent price rise and he, I got some of those. B he forgot the password, and has no clue as to what it is.
 When I was mining I sold 100bucks to a friend and it just kinda came to me that he had some btc. Guess what he cant remember his password either. I set up his blockchain wallet, watched him write down his pass word, fold it up and put in his wallet.. I put his seed words in a text doc, printed and gave it to his. He is now clueless and cant find the docs or folded note. Total about 6.5btc. I also put all that info in a text file left on his. I rember he got pissy when we had that big drop when MTGox went tits up.

Laptop stopped working and it was tossed. I sold him the btc in Dec 2013. So 21.5btc lockup forever and Bitcoin is higher than giraffe  pussy. If I had any hair, I would bull it all all out one hair at a time


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: mjglqw on September 04, 2017, 02:49:51 AM
Good lord. It's almost like I physically felt pain when I was reading your post. Heck, I would be pulling all of my hair out if I lost even half a bitcoin.

Unfortunately it looks like it's almost impossible for you to get those BTC back, as the papers and device you stored the passwords and seed are now gone. Expensive mistake I guess. Just don't do the same mistake in the future. Best of luck.


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: HKGolden on September 04, 2017, 03:16:27 AM
That's sad as 21 BTC is a huge amount (at least to me) now.

Is it possible to ask someone in service section to 'unlock' those BTC?
I think you offer 20-30% of that 21BTC, most people will help you out, at least give it a try.  ;)


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: dirorodje on September 04, 2017, 04:07:20 AM
That's sad as 21 BTC is a huge amount (at least to me) now.

Is it possible to ask someone in service section to 'unlock' those BTC?
I think you offer 20-30% of that 21BTC, most people will help you out, at least give it a try.  ;)

Yea i agree with you but not everyone may know how to contact people in service section or probably has someone to contact
I think it would be great if you can point to a specific direction for the sake of newbies (like me)


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: boxabl on September 05, 2017, 03:30:39 PM
I've seen lots of stories like this over the years. The amount of BTC lost forever is likely much higher than most people think.


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: atmosphere99 on September 06, 2017, 12:16:36 AM
Oh god, I feel for you. I found an old eBay receipt where the guy sold me 10 BTC and I lost the wallet key after. They were $3 each, so I was like 'meh' at the time, lol.


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: Raja_MBZ on September 06, 2017, 12:32:19 AM
LOL, I still win.

Had received 900+ bitcoins in total in 2011-12. Didn't know about the technology, only used it as a payment processor for my GPT website (advertisement sales) and earned through referral commission of some wallet website (coinbase as far as I remember, they used to offer somewhat like 0.2 BTC for each referral).

When the price of bitcoin increased exponentially in 2011-12 (from like $1 to $20), I sold whatever I had in bitcoin, and felt extremely lucky after getting such a big profit.

........

........

........and now....... :'(


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: racasanuk on September 06, 2017, 05:36:57 AM
Ouch, that sucks
I always worry about password encrypting my wallets and I have in fact managed to lock one that I now canít get in Ė fortunately not 21 bitcoins worth but is still a pain in the bum.


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: coinspam on September 06, 2017, 09:11:40 AM
In 2012 i sent my brother 15btc for his birthday I totally forgot aboutt. I was talking abou the recent price rise and he, I got some of those. B he forgot the password, and has no clue as to what it is.
 When I was mining I sold 100bucks to a friend and it just kinda came to me that he had some btc. Guess what he cant remember his password either. I set up his blockchain wallet, watched him write down his pass word, fold it up and put in his wallet.. I put his seed words in a text doc, printed and gave it to his. He is now clueless and cant find the docs or folded note. Total about 6.5btc. I also put all that info in a text file left on his. I rember he got pissy when we had that big drop when MTGox went tits up.

Laptop stopped working and it was tossed. I sold him the btc in Dec 2013. So 21.5btc lockup forever and Bitcoin is higher than giraffe  pussy. If I had any hair, I would bull it all all out one hair at a time
That's the problem when you give away stuff to idiots. Moral of the story, don't give people anything for free. They won't appreciate it, take it seriously or really care for it.


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: Maarten91 on September 06, 2017, 09:34:40 AM
Do you think you have any possibility that you obtain the wallet, but not the password? In that case, are there any details he or you knows about the password (length range, likely characters/words)?


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: SushGo on September 06, 2017, 02:45:57 PM
OMG, really. I am feeling sad for you. Its too much amount as per today's exchange rate.


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: WildWestRider on September 06, 2017, 02:50:40 PM
LOL, I still win.

Had received 900+ bitcoins in total in 2011-12. Didn't know about the technology, only used it as a payment processor for my GPT website (advertisement sales) and earned through referral commission of some wallet website (coinbase as far as I remember, they used to offer somewhat like 0.2 BTC for each referral).

When the price of bitcoin increased exponentially in 2011-12 (from like $1 to $20), I sold whatever I had in bitcoin, and felt extremely lucky after getting such a big profit.

........

........

........and now....... :'(

Having palpitations for you right now :(


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: aer0 on September 07, 2017, 06:03:54 AM
Don't you know this is one of the secrets of BTC.  Little know section in the White Paper called User Error Reduction.   Over time the value will increase as people loose their money - decreasing supply and increasing price!!    ;D


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: w0mp on September 07, 2017, 11:10:07 AM
Sucks man!

Its very simple though:

No password + no wallet file = fail
No wallet seed = fail

If you don't have any of those, you are f'd.  Sorry to be the breaker of bad news.

For 21 BTC I would tear my fcking house apart to find that wallet seed.


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: JustPure15 on September 07, 2017, 01:21:04 PM
In 2012 i sent my brother 15btc for his birthday I totally forgot aboutt. I was talking abou the recent price rise and he, I got some of those. B he forgot the password, and has no clue as to what it is.
 When I was mining I sold 100bucks to a friend and it just kinda came to me that he had some btc. Guess what he cant remember his password either. I set up his blockchain wallet, watched him write down his pass word, fold it up and put in his wallet.. I put his seed words in a text doc, printed and gave it to his. He is now clueless and cant find the docs or folded note. Total about 6.5btc. I also put all that info in a text file left on his. I rember he got pissy when we had that big drop when MTGox went tits up.

Laptop stopped working and it was tossed. I sold him the btc in Dec 2013. So 21.5btc lockup forever and Bitcoin is higher than giraffe  pussy. If I had any hair, I would bull it all all out one hair at a time

that is one of the saddest story that i have heard because 21btc isnt a small amount today.
Hoping that someone can help you out there.


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: w0mp on September 07, 2017, 02:22:28 PM
In 2012 i sent my brother 15btc for his birthday I totally forgot aboutt. I was talking abou the recent price rise and he, I got some of those. B he forgot the password, and has no clue as to what it is.
 When I was mining I sold 100bucks to a friend and it just kinda came to me that he had some btc. Guess what he cant remember his password either. I set up his blockchain wallet, watched him write down his pass word, fold it up and put in his wallet.. I put his seed words in a text doc, printed and gave it to his. He is now clueless and cant find the docs or folded note. Total about 6.5btc. I also put all that info in a text file left on his. I rember he got pissy when we had that big drop when MTGox went tits up.

Laptop stopped working and it was tossed. I sold him the btc in Dec 2013. So 21.5btc lockup forever and Bitcoin is higher than giraffe  pussy. If I had any hair, I would bull it all all out one hair at a time

that is one of the saddest story that i have heard because 21btc isnt a small amount today.
Hoping that someone can help you out there.

the only hope is recovering either the wallet .dat file and passphrase or the wallet seed.  Nuff said.  If you don't got either, your BTC are gone, plain and simple.


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: Clairvoyance on September 07, 2017, 10:46:13 PM
That's quite sad bro. I hope you can recover those btc.


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: CryptoKeeper98 on September 08, 2017, 12:01:42 AM
It's always painful knowing what it could've been. But let it go, think about what the future could hold instead.


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: Nascor on September 13, 2017, 03:31:54 PM
damn.. always sucks hearing those stories. These are the ones that motivated to be extra careful about my wallets. So in some sense, I thank you sir, for doing the mistakes which others have learned from


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: Yaneman on September 13, 2017, 03:34:28 PM
That hurts a lot to read. Would be almost 100k usd with current prices. Wasn't there any way to recover the hard drive from the pc?


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: bitcoin_age on September 13, 2017, 06:48:24 PM
Sorry about it may be you can keep retrying with diffrent pass and may be you can think retrying can help..


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: Tribizz on September 13, 2017, 08:23:12 PM
Shhhhit man :o :o feeling the pains now wished i am your brother who forgot the password, would find ways and means to recover the password  ;D..
21BTC
21BTC
#crying_now_in_my_room.


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: smitemesmith on September 13, 2017, 08:25:54 PM
Oh man, that sounds terrible. About 80k just gone...


Title: Re: 21 BTC Locked up
Post by: AnotherBTCNoob on September 13, 2017, 08:58:34 PM
Painful when you hear about these lost BTC stories.

It makes you wonder at the many hundreds of similar stories where much larger amounts have gone forever.