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May 30, 2013, 07:13:20 AM
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am I reading this right? The OP lost over a MILLION dollars worth of btc???

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Sorry for your loss OP.
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May 30, 2013, 09:09:48 AM
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am I reading this right? The OP lost over a MILLION dollars worth of btc???

Well, it was around 100k at the time.

Out of all the bitcoin losses, I feel the most sorry for CDecker. I don't know why exactly, maybe because he's an expert who ended up losing his coins. Maybe because he was so genuinely interested in the technology that seeing him get robbed is worse than seeing some random speculator lose their coins. I don't know exactly , but it sucks that he lost them.
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May 30, 2013, 09:33:30 AM
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Sorry for your loss. PeerCover is on its way!
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May 30, 2013, 04:11:57 PM
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Wow man im really sorry for that, i dont keep my wallet or backup on my laptop or online i have it offline and just add small amounts of bitcoin when i want to go shopping.
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May 30, 2013, 04:40:44 PM
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am I reading this right? The OP lost over a MILLION dollars worth of btc???

Well, it was around 100k at the time.

Out of all the bitcoin losses, I feel the most sorry for CDecker. I don't know why exactly, maybe because he's an expert who ended up losing his coins. Maybe because he was so genuinely interested in the technology that seeing him get robbed is worse than seeing some random speculator lose their coins. I don't know exactly , but it sucks that he lost them.

Yeah, it pretty much sucks. He disappeared from the forums after the theft, I pretty much understand him, being robbed of that huge amount of money it's a shock.

This is a lesson to be learned, nobody should feel secure regardless of their OS (some linux guys tend to believe they are uncrackable), the only way to have your coins reasonably safe is with a paper wallet or in cold storage.

And still, BTC is like cash - so treat it like that. When it's gone, it's gone for good.

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May 30, 2013, 05:12:23 PM
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am I reading this right? The OP lost over a MILLION dollars worth of btc???

Well, it was around 100k at the time.

Out of all the bitcoin losses, I feel the most sorry for CDecker. I don't know why exactly, maybe because he's an expert who ended up losing his coins. Maybe because he was so genuinely interested in the technology that seeing him get robbed is worse than seeing some random speculator lose their coins. I don't know exactly , but it sucks that he lost them.

Yeah, it pretty much sucks. He disappeared from the forums after the theft, I pretty much understand him, being robbed of that huge amount of money it's a shock.

This is a lesson to be learned, nobody should feel secure regardless of their OS (some linux guys tend to believe they are uncrackable), the only way to have your coins reasonably safe is with a paper wallet or in cold storage.

And still, BTC is like cash - so treat it like that. When it's gone, it's gone for good.
He's still online almost daily

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May 30, 2013, 06:20:06 PM
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Sorry to hear OP & I hope that one day you'll have made it back or equivalent in some way, maybe by developing the best selling hardware wallet in existence or something.

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May 30, 2013, 11:36:42 PM
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am I reading this right? The OP lost over a MILLION dollars worth of btc???

Well, it was around 100k at the time.

Out of all the bitcoin losses, I feel the most sorry for CDecker. I don't know why exactly, maybe because he's an expert who ended up losing his coins. Maybe because he was so genuinely interested in the technology that seeing him get robbed is worse than seeing some random speculator lose their coins. I don't know exactly , but it sucks that he lost them.

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May 31, 2013, 04:12:02 AM
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It would be really funny if the hacker left a million dollars in Ripple IOUs in its place...

But seriously, I did feel really bad when I read this.

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May 31, 2013, 04:15:45 AM
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Bitcoin used to be near worthless, so I guess no one really bothers until recently.   But Bitcoin now is extremely valuable, everyone needs to take the necessary precautions.
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May 31, 2013, 09:49:53 AM
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Bitcoin used to be near worthless, so I guess no one really bothers until recently.   But Bitcoin now is extremely valuable, everyone needs to take the necessary precautions.

It was worth around 10-12 dollars if I remember correctly when he lost his coins. Around $100,000 dollars even then. Definitely not worthless.

In Fact, bitcoins have been worth protecting since at least 2011. It was 2009-2010 when people were forgetting about/deleting their wallets without thinking too much.

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May 31, 2013, 09:51:33 AM
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I mean old habits die hard.  If all along it was considered worthless and it appreciates in value, you wont be noticing about adding on extra security features.
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May 31, 2013, 10:37:18 AM
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Another unfortunate event that can't be undone. Guess that's a minus for Bitcoin.

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May 31, 2013, 10:40:01 AM
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Another unfortunate event that can't be undone. Guess that's a minus for Bitcoin.

It's the same minus you have for cash. When it's gone, it's gone - unless you can identify the thieves and you send the police after them.

If you want insured money keep using your credit card. Bitcoin is not about that.

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May 31, 2013, 08:35:45 PM
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If you need a larger amount, you grab multiple paper wallets and empty them all. That's still pretty inconvenient though.

That's where a barcode scanner comes in.  Surely there must be something out there that makes a barcode scanner out of the webcam.

Some software that would sweep the wallet too. In theory, you could even code the destination address onto the paper wallet to make it a one-shot deal.

Hmm. I don't know enough about the protocol but I wonder if you could create and print the signed transaction so that it just gets inserted wholesale. Would it be possible to derive the public keys from that and direct it to another address? If not, you have a pretty secure way of storing funds (though it would tie you to one target wallet).

Just had a quick look at how transactions are generated and it does appear that this is completely possible.

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June 01, 2013, 03:25:08 AM
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That sucks, bro.

If it's any consolation (probably not), I heard a story on this forum once about a guy that formatted a drive with tens of thousands of coins on it. He said the worst part was his wife knowing about it.

espescially if she knew what they were worth now..

it'd be like dropping a damn winning lottery ticket into a fire... i dont even WANT to know what that would feel like.

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