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Title: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: goodlord666 on August 04, 2011, 07:28:37 PM
"Woops! Me sorry youre money lost!"


Title: Re: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: kokjo on August 04, 2011, 07:31:09 PM
"Me sorry youre money lost!"
they can't say anything more then that. "sad show, your money are lost"

but i really hope that they take backups


Title: Re: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: nhodges on August 04, 2011, 07:33:12 PM
What if? It has already happened.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=33457.0


Title: Re: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: adamstgBit on August 04, 2011, 07:43:16 PM
any sensible exchange would BACKUP their wallet ....

or so one would think


Title: Re: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: phorensic on August 04, 2011, 07:44:55 PM
MtGox said they only have 2% of BTC online at any point in time.  The rest are on offline backups.


Title: Re: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: indicasteve on August 04, 2011, 07:47:41 PM
I always backup my wallet to my ram drive so I can get it faster when I need it.   :P


Title: Re: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: kokjo on August 04, 2011, 07:49:27 PM
I always backup my wallet to my ram drive so I can get it faster when I need it.   :P
ram drive i hope you are joking!


Title: Re: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: jackjack on August 04, 2011, 08:01:28 PM
I always backup my wallet to my ram drive so I can get it faster when I need it.   :P
ram drive i hope you are joking!
Why?
Bitomat used to do that and it is the third biggest exchange





Oh wait


Title: Re: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: ampkZjWDQcqT on August 04, 2011, 08:10:35 PM
I always backup my wallet to my ram drive so I can get it faster when I need it.   :P
ram drive i hope you are joking!
Why?
Bitomat used to do that and it is the third biggest exchange
Complete the phrase. Mtgox used to ___ and it is the biggest exchange.


Title: Re: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: pent on August 04, 2011, 08:16:36 PM
I always backup my wallet to my ram drive so I can get it faster when I need it.   :P
Good luck with power outages


Title: Re: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: SmokeAndMirrors on August 04, 2011, 08:21:12 PM
I always backup my wallet to my ram drive so I can get it faster when I need it.   :P
ram drive i hope you are joking!
Why?
Bitomat used to do that and it is the third biggest exchange
Complete the phrase. Mtgox used to ___ and it is the biggest exchange.


kiss?


Title: Re: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: wumpus on August 04, 2011, 08:29:10 PM
I always backup my wallet to my ram drive so I can get it faster when I need it.   :P
ram drive i hope you are joking!
Another great idea would be to backup your wallet into your GPU framebuffer. It's really fast! Even faster than CPU memory. Be careful that you don't accidentally overwrite it by moving the mouse over it, though...


Title: Re: What if a Bitcoin exchange "loses" the wallet.dat?
Post by: indicasteve on August 04, 2011, 08:43:05 PM
I always backup my wallet to my ram drive so I can get it faster when I need it.   :P
ram drive i hope you are joking!
Another great idea would be to backup your wallet into your GPU framebuffer. It's really fast! Even faster than CPU memory. Be careful that you don't accidentally overwrite it by moving the mouse over it, though...


Well...I was going to back it up to /dev/null to save some hard drive space, but I didn't want to fill that up either.