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June 18, 2011, 08:14:14 PM
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World's First Virtual Heist? BitCoin User Loses $500,000

http://www.pcworld.com/article/230377/worlds_first_virtual_heist_bitcoin_user_loses_500000.html
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June 18, 2011, 08:19:15 PM
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Not again.

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June 18, 2011, 08:23:15 PM
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maybe another 15 times...

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June 18, 2011, 08:24:35 PM
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If they combined this story with the Bitcoin crash story, they'd get:

World's First Virtual Heist? BitCoin User Loses $500
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June 18, 2011, 08:34:58 PM
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I couldn't stop laughing reading that. I'm thinking more and more that allinvain is a genius with amazing foresight who planned a brilliant attack on all fearmongering factless news reporters. think about what the layman is thinking as they read that story - the only 'proof' that a heist actually occured is an anonymous guy claiming it on a forum and this claimers name is 'allinvain'. yeah, it totally looks like they fell hook line and sinker for a clever joke, they disregarded the whole 'news reports report on facts' thing in the name of an exciting story. If thats the case allinvain, then i salute you  Cheesy i know, i know, if you respond to this then you must, for the sake of the game, insist it was all real, and please do. but like i said, in the event that you are a mastermind with incredible foresight - I salute ye!
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June 18, 2011, 08:36:32 PM
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I couldn't stop laughing reading that. I'm thinking more and more that allinvain is a genius with amazing foresight who planned a brilliant attack on all fearmongering factless news reporters. think about what the layman is thinking as they read that story - the only 'proof' that a heist actually occured is an anonymous guy claiming it on a forum and this claimers name is 'allinvain'. yeah, it totally looks like they fell hook line and sinker for a clever joke, they disregarded the whole 'news reports report on facts' thing in the name of an exciting story. If thats the case allinvain, then i salute you  Cheesy i know, i know, if you respond to this then you must, for the sake of the game, insist it was all real, and please do. but like i said, in the event that you are a mastermind with incredible foresight - I salute ye!

There's at least a dozen stories about allinvain, some of which use his name in them. I think you are bad at Internets.
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June 18, 2011, 08:38:26 PM
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June 18, 2011, 08:40:54 PM
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You could look at it like this: 25k btc buys 1 week of moderate press coverage...
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June 18, 2011, 08:42:20 PM
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There's at least a dozen stories about allinvain, some of which use his name in them. I think you are bad at Internets.

Thanks for your input. I have a couple follow up questions for you.

what makes you think i don't know about the other stories about allinvain? do you have any idea where they all originated? reporters reporting on other reports doesn't make what the report any more valid, they all stem from anonymous posts on this forum. is it not undeniable that it would be easy for someone with the foresight/funds to fake such a heist?
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June 18, 2011, 08:48:06 PM
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You could look at it like this: 25k btc buys 1 week of moderate press coverage...

..or merely having 25k btc at your disposal and the willingness to play victim(and send your coins to another wallet) is all it takes for a week of free moderate press coverage. I'm not saying it is the case, but either are possible. look at the practical results of what happened, people more concerned with the security of their coins, possibly a big security update in the client, and more press coverage. I think a lot of people underestimate what clever ideas can stem from such a  solid world changing system, peoples lives have been changed and a lot of people want to help push this forward in any way they can.
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June 18, 2011, 08:53:39 PM
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There have been at least 20 different articles on the web this week about the thievery, and about the new malware that steals wallet.dat. Welcome to 5 days ago.
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June 18, 2011, 08:56:44 PM
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I couldn't stop laughing reading that. I'm thinking more and more that allinvain is a genius with amazing foresight who planned a brilliant attack on all fearmongering factless news reporters. think about what the layman is thinking as they read that story - the only 'proof' that a heist actually occured is an anonymous guy claiming it on a forum and this claimers name is 'allinvain'. yeah, it totally looks like they fell hook line and sinker for a clever joke, they disregarded the whole 'news reports report on facts' thing in the name of an exciting story. If thats the case allinvain, then i salute you  Cheesy i know, i know, if you respond to this then you must, for the sake of the game, insist it was all real, and please do. but like i said, in the event that you are a mastermind with incredible foresight - I salute ye!
Someone who registered to this site long before the "heist" under the name "All_In_Vain" AND be the one who loses 25k BTCs... is that synchronicity or what?

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June 18, 2011, 09:43:04 PM
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Someone who registered to this site long before the "heist" under the name "All_In_Vain" AND be the one who loses 25k BTCs... is that synchronicity or what?

No, it's the Illuminati. And freemasons.

They are after your cat. Eyeballs fetch good prices on the satanic rituals black market.

I'd lock my door if I were you.

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June 18, 2011, 10:07:10 PM
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There's at least a dozen stories about allinvain, some of which use his name in them. I think you are bad at Internets.

Thanks for your input. I have a couple follow up questions for you.

what makes you think i don't know about the other stories about allinvain? do you have any idea where they all originated? reporters reporting on other reports doesn't make what the report any more valid, they all stem from anonymous posts on this forum. is it not undeniable that it would be easy for someone with the foresight/funds to fake such a heist?

I have yet to see a story with an interview with any law enforcement...or any official report.  I find it hard to believe that for every dumb story on the news they manage to have some comment from the officer involved/FBI comment/official report but this big of a heist and all they have to go on is cut/paste from this forum and a block chain which cannot prove that he just sent them to himself.

FUD until I see otherwise...sorry in advance if I am wrong Allinvain...it would suck to be you if its real...otherwise sorry about your electricity/hardware loss (because really...just like us getting into it now...that is all you have to lose in mining). 

5 day, hundreds of posts, massive media coverage and NO PROOF...sounds like a smear campaign to me...but then again I am paranoid.
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