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December 29, 2015, 08:26:29 AM
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They could not possibly have "every" private key.
I create paper wallets all the time with nothing that has even been near a computer so i know nobody has the private keys to my stash but me.

Maybe it was leaked data from Coinbase or one of those online wallet providers that hold your private key for you. (I would hope they are not stupid enough to store their users private key online) but i also highly doubt that.

I still would have liked to see the site, did anybody get a screenshot or cache?

Not true, they could generate strings of a certain length and start numbers easily. It has nothing to do with being online when creating your key, but all with random generation of the string. Just have a script create those strings and paste them on the webpage. It is probably growing by the day. Just look at the enormous length of the list.



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December 29, 2015, 08:30:39 AM
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The website is currently unavailable but from the threads I have been reading, I do thing it is a repository for generated keys. What I can say is that it is good that the keys are always generated on the go. One thing you need to know is that the keys keep on growing based on demand and therefore the best solution i to always have them generated on the fly. It is not a security threat from my own personal understanding.
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December 29, 2015, 08:31:35 AM
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They could not possibly have "every" private key.
I create paper wallets all the time with nothing that has even been near a computer so i know nobody has the private keys to my stash but me.

Maybe it was leaked data from Coinbase or one of those online wallet providers that hold your private key for you. (I would hope they are not stupid enough to store their users private key online) but i also highly doubt that.

I still would have liked to see the site, did anybody get a screenshot or cache?
It isn't any leaked data. It's probably randomly generated by them and they just placed it randomly on the website. There is a possibility that they repeatedly placed some of the keys and thus making a super huge number of keys. There were reports that some of the keys were used but the owner can possibly do that themselves and transfer the balance away.

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December 29, 2015, 08:39:09 AM
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Anyone can create a log file like that and sneak in 10 or so genuine private key combinations with a few coins, to make it look legit. It is probably just a elaborate hoax or someone

trying to confuse people, in making them to believe that a list of this kind can be generated to hack Bitcoin. You would not believe how much trouble people will go through to

discredit Bitcoin... this is just one of these attempts.  Roll Eyes

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December 29, 2015, 10:34:37 AM
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Anyone can create a log file like that and sneak in 10 or so genuine private key combinations with a few coins, to make it look legit. It is probably just a elaborate hoax or someone

trying to confuse people, in making them to believe that a list of this kind can be generated to hack Bitcoin. You would not believe how much trouble people will go through to

discredit Bitcoin... this is just one of these attempts.  Roll Eyes

What is there to gain for them by discrediting bitcoin? An opportunity to get cheaper coins? I don't think that this is the best way for them as with all the time and effort they could easily make multiple times the coins they would potentially make now.

Unless it is something like governments trying to do it, but that is something I doubt greatly at this moment.
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December 29, 2015, 05:07:22 PM
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watch the link below it explains it all........
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December 29, 2015, 06:26:21 PM
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Hi, yes the site was UP when i used it yesterday. I edited the URL and typed in a random number clicked on one of the addresses and it had actually been used before, makes me think how long you would have to search to actually find one with coins in.

The keys on that site are pre-generated. Try another page. You will see the same keys. Furthermore, the site has been around for a long time, plus those keys are the first keys starting with 0 and counting up, so it is not unusual that people have been playing with them.

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December 29, 2015, 06:46:01 PM
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if this is another thing about brute forcing private key from public key etc, then it will not work as you think, at present it's impossible, if it will ever be a threat it would be when everyone here is died already

Not even, since as time goes on, the algorithm in Bitcoin can be improved just in case any advancements in cryptology pose a serious risk in Bitcoin's security. Worrying about this is certainly a waste of time and needless stress.
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December 29, 2015, 11:37:17 PM
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I don't think it could be a security threat. Besides, money holding plans like this will be proven scams when necessary.
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