I remembered a post here that calculated that MyBitcoin may have as much as a million and a half in bitcoins
All I hear is someone (you) wildly speculating that MyBitcoin had 10 times more than the published figure.
If you're going to keep bandying about the 8million USD figure etc - please post a reference.
I'm in total agreement with you, this figure is wild speculation. I have seen estimates posted on this site ranging from 100 thousand to 1 and 1/2 million btc that were on deposit with Mr. Williams. I also saw that asset statement from supposedly Mr. Williams on August 7, 2011 posted on this site claiming appx. 70,000 btc. Which quote would you like to use? Does anyone really know how much was deposited into MyBitcoin over the years. Yes, my figure is taken from the high side estimate but the fact remains that whatever the amount that was under his control, he still has 51% that he doesn't have to account for. I see by your post that you seem to know the published figure. Use that as a guide to come up with your own figure at the current btc rate.Let's be conservative and use his figure, appx. 70,000 at the appx current rate of 9 usd = 630,000 less 49%= 321,300. That's what he's going to walk away with, 51% of his depositers funds. Does that clarify what I'm trying to say? 70,000 or 1 1/2 mill, doesn't matter.And as for a reference just search Mybitcoin assets on this site.