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November 06, 2013, 07:05:16 PM
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Which is a better deal mathematically?

  • Buying lottery tickets for $1 each, with a $100 million prize
  • Having unlimited free chances to find a private key to a dormant Bitcoin account with millions of dollars in it

Did you even read our posts?
They are not free.
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November 06, 2013, 07:06:42 PM
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Which is a better deal mathematically?

  • Buying lottery tickets for $1 each, with a $100 million prize
  • Having unlimited free chances to find a private key to a dormant Bitcoin account with millions of dollars in it

Did you even read our posts?
They are not free.

Yes.  But I think he grossly overstated the cost of electricity.  Don't you agree?

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November 06, 2013, 07:08:49 PM
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1. Gather a list of high-value bitcoin addresses. Or just use this one: http://bitcoinrichlist.com/top100

2. Dump them into a text file

3. Run vanitygen against the list of addresses: vanitygen -t "addresses.txt"

4. Wait billions of years

5. PROFIT!
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November 06, 2013, 07:12:01 PM
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1. Gather a list of high-value bitcoin addresses. Or just use this one: http://bitcoinrichlist.com/top100

2. Dump them into a text file

3. Run vanitygen against the list of addresses: vanitygen -t "addresses.txt"

4. Wait billions of years

5. PROFIT!

You left out

Package it with a GUI

Have it require that a wallet be installed

Have it provide tantalizing feedback (like a slot machine or lottery ticket)



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November 06, 2013, 07:13:15 PM
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Which is a better deal mathematically?

  • Buying lottery tickets for $1 each, with a $100 million prize
  • Having unlimited free chances to find a private key to a dormant Bitcoin account with millions of dollars in it

Did you even read our posts?
They are not free.

Yes.  But I think you grossly overstated the cost of electricity.

No, the lotto ticket is by far the better option even with the minuscule amount of electricity needed for each wallet.

I appreciate your answer, but you have not provided any mathematical analysis.

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November 06, 2013, 07:13:19 PM
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1. Gather a list of high-value bitcoin addresses. Or just use this one: http://bitcoinrichlist.com/top100

2. Dump them into a text file

3. Run vanitygen against the list of addresses: vanitygen -t "addresses.txt"

4. Wait billions of years

5. PROFIT!


I really tried find full Bitcoin address in vanitygen, but it showed no progress or even likelihood to find the Bitcoin address.

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November 06, 2013, 07:16:19 PM
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1. Gather a list of high-value bitcoin addresses. Or just use this one: http://bitcoinrichlist.com/top100

2. Dump them into a text file

3. Run vanitygen against the list of addresses: vanitygen -t "addresses.txt"

4. Wait billions of years

5. PROFIT!


I really tried find full Bitcoin address in vanitygen, but it showed no progress or even likelihood to find the Bitcoin address.

For purposes of this promotion, do not search for full addresses.  Search for the first 8 characters of each one on your list of dormant accounts.  As you have demonstrated, humans require positive feedback.

Waiting billions of years may be too discouraging.

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November 06, 2013, 07:20:57 PM
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For purposes of this promotion, do not search for full addresses.  Search for the first 8 characters of each one on your list of dormant accounts.  As you have demonstrated, humans require positive feedback.

*facepalm*

This is like trying to find a diamond with random digging with a shovel and then saying "For the purposes of this promotion, we will search for a normal rock instead".
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November 06, 2013, 07:25:55 PM
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The numbers involved are really really huge ...

I agree with you.  Using uppercase and lowercase letters, along with numbers is a remarkably compact way of representing "really really huge" numbers.
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November 06, 2013, 07:28:13 PM
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The numbers involved are really really huge ...

I agree with you.  Using uppercase and lowercase letters, along with numbers is a remarkably compact way of representing "really really huge" numbers.

I don't think you managed to grasp how huge those numbers are.
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November 06, 2013, 07:31:15 PM
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November 06, 2013, 07:38:21 PM
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It's more possible for one of us to Fuck Jennifer Anniston consentually

That could be our backup promotion.
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November 06, 2013, 07:39:04 PM
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It's more possible for one of us to Fuck Jennifer Anniston consentually

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November 06, 2013, 07:40:25 PM
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The numbers involved are really really huge ...

I agree with you.  Using uppercase and lowercase letters, along with numbers is a remarkably compact way of representing "really really huge" numbers.

I don't think you managed to grasp how huge those numbers are.

I don't think you managed to grasp the point of my first post in this thread.
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November 06, 2013, 07:42:29 PM
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1. Gather a list of high-value bitcoin addresses. Or just use this one: http://bitcoinrichlist.com/top100

2. Dump them into a text file

3. Run vanitygen against the list of addresses: vanitygen -t "addresses.txt"

4. Wait billions of years

5. PROFIT!


I really tried find full Bitcoin address in vanitygen, but it showed no progress or even likelihood to find the Bitcoin address.

Use the regex option, otherwise it will complain that your prefix is too big.

vanitygen.exe -r ^ADDRESS_HERE$

Remember, the search is not cumulative, so you are always just seconds away from a huge jackpot. Don't lose hope! Waiting the first billion years is the hardest.
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November 06, 2013, 07:46:38 PM
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1. Gather a list of high-value bitcoin addresses. Or just use this one: http://bitcoinrichlist.com/top100

2. Dump them into a text file

3. Run vanitygen against the list of addresses: vanitygen -t "addresses.txt"

4. Wait billions of years

5. PROFIT!


I really tried find full Bitcoin address in vanitygen, but it showed no progress or even likelihood to find the Bitcoin address.

Use the regex option, otherwise it will complain that your prefix is too big.

vanitygen.exe -r ^ADDRESS_HERE$

Remember, the search is not cumulative, so you are always just seconds away from a huge jackpot. Don't lose hope! Waiting the first billion years is the hardest.

regex is too slow.  It would take zillions of years.

Truncating the address provides the needed positive feedback for the target audience.

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November 06, 2013, 07:51:13 PM
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I don't think you managed to grasp the point of my first post in this thread.

I will let whoever reads this post now decide on that, I think we've answered your assumptions of it being a good advertisement for Bitcoin already.
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November 06, 2013, 07:52:14 PM
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November 06, 2013, 07:54:16 PM
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It's more possible for one of us to Fuck Jennifer Anniston consentually
It's more possible that Jennifer Aniston agrees to have every member of Bitcointalk simultaneously do that than it is brute force the key to an address.

Surely the OP is trolling at this point.
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November 06, 2013, 07:57:23 PM
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I don't think you managed to grasp the point of my first post in this thread.

I will let whoever reads this post now decide on that, I think we've answered your assumptions of it being a good advertisement for Bitcoin already.

Fair enough, since the chances are greater than zero.
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