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June 17, 2011, 06:53:23 PM
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Was wondering what happenes if I have a copy of my .dat file and someone else took a copy of my .dat file ..

and we both start spending bitcoins  can this actually happen?  Shocked
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June 17, 2011, 07:10:30 PM
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Assuming you had the funds for both transactions, it is likely the network would authenticate both.  If you did not, the network would likely authenticate the first transaction and not confirm the second.  Lack of confirmation means that those funds would not be debited from your BTC account.

That said, do what you need to in order to secure your wallet.  Having the same wallet in two different places is generally not a good idea.
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June 17, 2011, 08:15:50 PM
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Assuming you had the funds for both transactions, it is likely the network would authenticate both.  If you did not, the network would likely authenticate the first transaction and not confirm the second.  Lack of confirmation means that those funds would not be debited from your BTC account.

That said, do what you need to in order to secure your wallet.  Having the same wallet in two different places is generally not a good idea.

Thanks for the information.

Yes, both would transactions would have the full amount so I wonder which one overides which one ?
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June 17, 2011, 08:18:01 PM
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Whichever transaction was processed first by the network node that finds the next block.
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June 17, 2011, 08:21:14 PM
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Whichever transaction was processed first by the network node that finds the next block.

That is helpful thanks!
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