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Author Topic: Community discussion: Precede fake and throwaway addresses with a #?  (Read 1467 times)
Gleb Gamow
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August 10, 2017, 06:14:20 PM

I've seen this picture on Reddit and was wondering about something...

What if I wanted to tip that man for the great picture?

Could I use that address? Does he still have control over it? Was it never his address to begin with? Did he just write down a random address for the lulz?

And what about this link on XKCD. Is that a public donation address or just some experiments from the site owner?

My proposal:

If you're displaying a throaway address, a fake address for a demonstration, for a joke, for a gag on TV or whatever and you want to make clear that people should not send bitcoins to it, then precede with a #.

For example: #19nxrYucX3B6rDZ1Gk2M2VEb2LFAGEAfsU

Now, this doesn't have to be used every time. Just in situation in which you think the address could be mistaken for a real one or in a situation with reasonable doubt.

What do you think? Any other suggestion?


That's some experiment!

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