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February 19, 2017, 03:49:18 AM
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Don't forget about luck. It would be 13.2 billion years if in the very last second of that 13.2 billion years and you happened across the correct private key. In reality, you would come across it sometime sooner, right?

No.

In reality, you will never come across it as long as the address was generated from a truly random private key.

13.2 billion years is the time to generate 289 bitcoin addresses if you continuously generate 1 billion addresses per second every second without interruption the entire time.  There are 2160 possible addresses.

In reality, you would not find it in the very last second of that 13.2 billion years or any other time in 13.2 billion years. You would have a 0.000000000000000000000285% chance of finding the right key in the first 13.2 billion years. In reality, you would need to continue for multiple billions of universes to even have a 1 in a million shot of stumbling across a working key.

Side thought, what is stopping people from importing random bitcoin private keys at a mass rate.

The money it would cost to run that much computing power, and the futility in wasting all that money with effectively 0% chance of gaining any revenue.

With the growing number of users and addresses used, at some point they would get lucky with that too, right?

No.  And they'd get FAR more bitcoins FAR faster by actually mining instead of wasting computing power on such a useless effort.

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February 19, 2017, 04:12:04 AM
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Bitcoin system is safe by nature.
In general, hacking incidents come at the expense of user mistakes.
As far as I know there is an estimation of the seed words by the brute force method.

Is it possible to attack only the bitcoin address? For example, I have a BTC address. And there is a very high amount of BTC at this btc address.

Is this BTC address hackable?

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February 19, 2017, 04:26:34 AM
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Bitcoin system is safe by nature.
In general, hacking incidents come at the expense of user mistakes.
As far as I know there is an estimation of the seed words by the brute force method.

Is it possible to attack only the bitcoin address? For example, I have a BTC address. And there is a very high amount of BTC at this btc address.

Is this BTC address hackable?
This is possible but no advantage of profit or profit by hack a given adress .
Actually all data are in the internet , so it is 100% possible to find .
But it is not a simple world or simple to read at the internet , It is seated of words/alphabates .
If you will use a super computer to search the bitcoin private key for a particular adress to hack then you super computer will take 10-50 years to find .
But Herr main thing is a computer can't work for such a long time period continuously and no one can spent electricity for this worst work .
So here it is better to say that it is unbackable , Or we can say it is fully safe to use bitcoin without worrying .

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February 19, 2017, 05:45:51 AM
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Glad to see that the answer is a resounding no.  Smiley

Amen to that, got my confidence for sure. Yet still always protect yourself in any event.
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February 19, 2017, 06:01:47 AM
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Bitcoin system is safe by nature.
In general, hacking incidents come at the expense of user mistakes.
As far as I know there is an estimation of the seed words by the brute force method.

Is it possible to attack only the bitcoin address? For example, I have a BTC address. And there is a very high amount of BTC at this btc address.

Is this BTC address hackable?
According to Me it's not Possible Because If you want to Hack the Bitcoin Address and Want to Have a Access to the Bitcoin Address Funds then you need to Have the Private Keys Of the BTC Address Only Then you Can Able to Transfer the Bitcoins to Another address........
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February 19, 2017, 08:01:59 AM
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i like how this will pop up every few weeks or month, it certainly an interesting discussion

with the current technology is not possible, but a quantum computer can break the ecdsa which is one of the step to generate the address

and also there is no way to know if a collision hapened or not, we just assume no, because of the high impossibility

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February 19, 2017, 08:14:00 AM
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may be with high perfomance computer with high bandwidth speed could achieve the task with brute force but as the public and private key of bitcoin consist of randomly generated number so and t doesn't have any connection with dictionary words so brute force also might fail or could take a long time and be before the success system could ban the hacing system.
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