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November 13, 2017, 06:49:27 AM
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Hi,
today while trying to claim my Bitcoin gold, I inserted my recovery phrase generated from blockchain.info wallet into two places https://iancoleman.io/bip39/ and https://mybtgwallet.com/
when I checked my blockchain.info wallet back, I found out my balance have become 0 USD

https://blockchain.info/address/1FdG62JnziUv8GorXwsuHdo7esaDTXb7X5

I've been holding since 2014 this is the end for me, I was going to buy an apartment I was preparing for blackfriday that all gone now ...
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November 13, 2017, 07:14:42 AM
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Why would you ever insert your private key into any website? And why would you not take the basic security precautions when claiming any fork:
1. Move your Bitcoins to a new safe address
2. Import your private keys into a Bitcoin Cash wallet, which you don't install on your main OS
3. Import your private keys into the next fork wallet
Add any future forks into this list, start with the fork with the highest value.
When installing a wallet, make sure you download it through the official website, not just any random site that asks for your private key.

It's too late to warn you, but remember in general: Altcoins, ICOs and Forks are created with only one goal in mind: getting your money. Be paranoid when dealing with them.

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November 13, 2017, 12:27:46 PM
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Yup, hope you said bye to your BTC, as previous poster conversed, why would you EVER submit your privkeys to a third party? Lesson learnt, I am guessing.

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November 13, 2017, 12:38:11 PM
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Damn dude why not test with like 0.0001 first Huh
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November 13, 2017, 03:06:01 PM
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LoyceV pointed out a few good points.
And why did you expose a fully loaded privkeys/seed to any website?
by doing so, you should be ready for any consequences you will face
I'm pretty sure it's "mybtgwallet.com" the culprit,
I've been using iancoleman.io (saved locally though) all this time with no issue
You can read many threads for instructions/guides how to safely do that (claim BTG) on this forum.
with that kind of amount I blame you for not taking good care of your money
pretty expensive lesson you got there, nothing you can do now.
start over, read and ask more before doing something you don't understand and be more cautious.

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November 13, 2017, 08:27:06 PM
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good news   Cheesy

I got my 5 BITCOIN GOLD, now it's time to HODL until it reaches 6k$  :
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November 14, 2017, 12:47:25 PM
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good news   Cheesy

I got my 5 BITCOIN GOLD, now it's time to HODL until it reaches 6k$  :
So your BTC are gone, but you have 5 Bitcoin Gold now?
I do feel sorry for you. You learnt your lesson the hard way.
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November 14, 2017, 01:51:29 PM
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is dangerous to use private keys for myetherwallet also?

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November 14, 2017, 02:52:07 PM
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What wallet were you using to keep your 5 BTC?
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November 14, 2017, 03:16:27 PM
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OP, you should have at least downloaded the source code of the "BTG wallet" and opened locally. You can find it in the bottom left part of the page.

What wallet were you using to keep your 5 BTC?
If you had read the thread:
[...] when I checked my blockchain.info wallet back [...]

is dangerous to use private keys for myetherwallet also?
No. Just don't fall for any phishing versions of the MEW wallet.

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November 14, 2017, 03:35:29 PM
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OP, you should have at least downloaded the source code of the "BTG wallet" and opened locally. You can find it in the bottom left part of the page.

What wallet were you using to keep your 5 BTC?
If you had read the thread:
[...] when I checked my blockchain.info wallet back [...]

is dangerous to use private keys for myetherwallet also?
No. Just don't fall for any phishing versions of the MEW wallet.

Indeed, skipped that...
I don't think it is from the mybtgwallet...maybe iancoleman? ...35% mybtgwallet-65%-iancoleman...it is too late anyway.
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November 14, 2017, 04:11:06 PM
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good news   Cheesy

I got my 5 BITCOIN GOLD, now it's time to HODL until it reaches 6k$  :
So your BTC are gone, but you have 5 Bitcoin Gold now?
I do feel sorry for you. You learnt your lesson the hard way.

I'm wondering also if his bitcoins were totally gone. Though he got 5 bitcoingold in replacement of 5btc? Such a terrible situation here.

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November 14, 2017, 05:04:12 PM
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is dangerous to use private keys for myetherwallet also?

As a general rule: never expose your private keys to anyone else! Nobody, dont even tell people in which room of your apartment you keep them. Its the same for every Wallet of any coin. Eighter its Bitcoin, Ethereum, NEO, Nem or what else there is. Keep them to yourself. If someone asks for your private keys, there is something fishy associated with it. Dont give them out!

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November 14, 2017, 09:04:40 PM
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I know what I did was stupid and wrong and am really hurt and sad, I trusted mybtgwallet.com just because it's linked from http://bitcoingold.org/

I will buy bitcoin and I will hold again I trust bitcoin... I hope what happened to me never happens to anyone of you guys

Thanks for the advices..
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November 14, 2017, 10:08:36 PM
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This thread is being locked because it is being spammed with "Sorry for your loss".

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