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June 22, 2011, 11:16:25 PM
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If Kevin is truly the savior of mtgox, then a roll-back should still happen

Mind you, if at all, then in an inadvertent capacity. He was admittedly out to make a good deal, and the fact that he tried to transfer it out immediately only underscores his awareness that Mt. Gox would be quite opposed to that (because it would bankrupt them).

BTW, Kevin went to IRC after having failed to transfer out the whole balance. There is no reason not to assume he did that to salvage that failure. How much are you willing to bet he would have returned the balance if successful and not also 'given it to someone to hold in escrow until things are cleared up'? If things got nasty, that's a very large legal fund right there.

It would also be quite recursive if the lawyers accepted Bitcoin Smiley
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June 23, 2011, 12:16:51 AM
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The new york stock exchange had a rollback a couple years ago.   If you think it is fair that you were able to buy BTC for $1 and be allowed to keep them I think you are silly. 
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June 23, 2011, 10:03:07 AM
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No matter how this particular incident ends, Mtgox is super fishy and I'm sure next time hacker will do more harm.


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July 07, 2011, 02:17:05 AM
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So how did this story end?

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July 07, 2011, 02:23:33 AM
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So how did this story end?

Check the Escrow, see where the money is.

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July 07, 2011, 02:32:44 AM
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So how did this story end?

Kevin joined a Tibetan monkery and gave away all his worldly goods, including his bitcoins ... the end.

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July 07, 2011, 05:03:04 AM
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So how did this story end?

Check the Escrow, see where the money is.

Looking at the escrow, it seems Kevin dumped the money before MtGox even reopened. Can't tell if he took it out for himself, or sent it to the BTC Faucet...

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July 07, 2011, 05:06:35 AM
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Looking at the escrow, it seems Kevin dumped the money before MtGox even reopened. Can't tell if he took it out for himself, or sent it to the BTC Faucet...

I realize the escrow page is a little hard to read, but the money is still in the escrow account. If Gavin is reading this, it'd be awesome if he could confirm that publicly for me.
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July 07, 2011, 06:59:07 PM
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Looking at the escrow, it seems Kevin dumped the money before MtGox even reopened. Can't tell if he took it out for himself, or sent it to the BTC Faucet...
I realize the escrow page is a little hard to read, but the money is still in the escrow account. If Gavin is reading this, it'd be awesome if he could confirm that publicly for me.

Oh. I was just wondering what the "Release request made on June 21, 2011" was about. When I was using the escrow, the "release date" was then the money was allowed to be transferred to the address listed.

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July 07, 2011, 07:02:16 PM
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Looking at the escrow, it seems Kevin dumped the money before MtGox even reopened. Can't tell if he took it out for himself, or sent it to the BTC Faucet...
I realize the escrow page is a little hard to read, but the money is still in the escrow account. If Gavin is reading this, it'd be awesome if he could confirm that publicly for me.

Oh. I was just wondering what the "Release request made on June 21, 2011" was about. When I was using the escrow, the "release date" was then the money was allowed to be transferred to the address listed.

I posted the link to the escrow page in public, which was really meant to only be shared with the other party in a private transaction. The moment I made the post here, someone clicked the "Request that the funds be released now" button, which is why it's saying that.
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July 07, 2011, 07:24:52 PM
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Looking at the escrow, it seems Kevin dumped the money before MtGox even reopened. Can't tell if he took it out for himself, or sent it to the BTC Faucet...
I realize the escrow page is a little hard to read, but the money is still in the escrow account. If Gavin is reading this, it'd be awesome if he could confirm that publicly for me.
Oh. I was just wondering what the "Release request made on June 21, 2011" was about. When I was using the escrow, the "release date" was then the money was allowed to be transferred to the address listed.
I posted the link to the escrow page in public, which was really meant to only be shared with the other party in a private transaction. The moment I made the post here, someone clicked the "Request that the funds be released now" button, which is why it's saying that.

Oh. Well that's a weird system then Smiley I guess there's no real way around it though. But you are right, once done, I think it says something like "funds have been dispersed" or something.

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July 14, 2011, 05:34:42 AM
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One month later, what was big news on reddit, is now big news on reddit again.  Go /r/Offbeat/

"I’m Kevin and I'm the guy who bought 259684 BTC (Bit Coins) for under $3000 yesterday. I really wanted to keep this as quiet as possible, but I don't feel I can anymore. Here's my side of what happened."

http://www.reddit.com/r/offbeat/comments/ioy5d/im_kevin_and_im_the_guy_who_bought_259684_btc_bit/

I love outsiders views on these situations, keeps things in perspective Smiley

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July 14, 2011, 06:50:11 AM
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One month later, what was big news on reddit, is now big news on reddit again.  Go /r/Offbeat/

"I’m Kevin and I'm the guy who bought 259684 BTC (Bit Coins) for under $3000 yesterday. I really wanted to keep this as quiet as possible, but I don't feel I can anymore. Here's my side of what happened."

-  http://www.reddit.com/r/offbeat/comments/ioy5d/im_kevin_and_im_the_guy_who_bought_259684_btc_bit/

I love outsiders views on these situations, keeps things in perspective Smiley

Yeah, kind of highlights the absurd clown-car Bitcoin appears to be to regular people...

EDIT: ...which it is.
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August 04, 2012, 11:05:55 PM
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Whatever happened with this? For an event that resulted in (presently) 2.5% of the bitcoin economy to end up in escrow limbo, I can't remember there being any resolution to this, either on this thread or elsewhere. Are the coins still there?
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August 05, 2012, 12:40:26 AM
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What's with all these old threads being revived? 

Does the current rise in price have something to do with it? 

People who left Bitcoin back in the fall of last year, thinking it was dead, starting to take notice again and realizing there just might be something to this Bitcoin stuff after all?    Wink

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August 05, 2012, 02:04:38 AM
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Haha, no, I stuck around. Just curious about the location of 250,000 bitcoin. Isn't anyone else?
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August 05, 2012, 02:47:54 AM
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Haha, no, I stuck around. Just curious about the location of 250,000 bitcoin. Isn't anyone else?

This is third on my list and was surprised to see it bumped. Too bad I'm busy with two other investigations right now, but if anybody wants to further dwell into this, check my past handful of posts, for I've left many of hints (think Jergens®). Once you start connecting the dots, you'll be shocked as to where it leads.

BTW, I've been doing all this research pro bono, and am not seeking any donations (I'm good), but was there a reward or two for information leading to the arrest of anyone attached to any of the Bitcoin thieves?

I've have one of then I.C.E. tokens in my wallet, therefore I should be able to practice policemen in all 50 states, including 185 countries, including The Vatican, in case anybody's Catholic. (Note to self: Quit dropping hints and just do it!)

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August 05, 2012, 03:04:37 AM
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BTW, Toasty is still active, albeit under the guise of a different avatar, and is still active today, as in today.

~Bruno~
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August 05, 2012, 03:05:59 AM
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BTW, Toasty is still active, albeit under the guise of a different avatar, and is still active today, as in today.

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August 05, 2012, 05:15:39 AM
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So that's what a security cunsultant/game programmer does for fun, creates alternate identities of young asian boys?

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