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September 08, 2011, 04:28:29 PM
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well, you already have RSantana in the bitcoin coin biz.  given his comments i bet its crossed his mind to counterfeit Casascius. Grin

I'd be overwhelmingly flattered to see that happen.

While I admit my mind does deviate from pure moral thought sometimes, I have no intention of counterfeiting. I went down this road when I was coming up with my coin. I wanted to create a successful product. I couldn't think of way to do that while minimizing the risk of counterfeiting.

If someone has a VERY easy way of detecting counterfeit coins then I'd be anxious to give it a try. The problem is that most methods of detecting counterfeit coins involve something that is too burdensome. It has to be as easy as a visual inspection or maybe like they do it now with paper dollars (writing on a dollar bill with a special marker).

Hi RSantana:  as a loyal customer of yours, i certainly didn't mean to imply that you WOULD do it; just that its clearly crossed your mind Wink  In fact someone like you who feels it would be an easy task needs to be involved in these types of processes to help design a counterfeit proof product.

Yes, I didn't think you were trying to say I would do it. Thanks for clarifying.

I agree, I like these discussions. I think it helps us get closer to where we want our currency products to be. The more I try to solve problems like this the more I realize that the best medium for bitcoin is digital. If we try to go physical then we take on all the problems and baggage that all other currencies have. Staying digital is what makes bitcoin powerful.

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September 08, 2011, 07:42:21 PM
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So where can we actually buy some of these physical BitCoins?
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September 08, 2011, 07:47:11 PM
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Well, if you read the first couple sentences...

Still building the web content to sell these online.  These turned out sweet!  Until then, supply shipping info and ask me in PM for a PGP signed bitcoin payment address.


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September 08, 2011, 07:55:55 PM
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well opps, I sure did fail at reading to miss the first sentence of his post. My bad and sorry about that

Well, if you read the first couple sentences...

Still building the web content to sell these online.  These turned out sweet!  Until then, supply shipping info and ask me in PM for a PGP signed bitcoin payment address.


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September 08, 2011, 08:02:00 PM
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So far, I am managing to sell quite a few thru PM... generally here is how it's been going:

- you express interest in a PM, just a brief note asking for a bitcoin address

- I will send you a unique bitcoin address and ask you to quote my entire message in your reply, along with your shipping and e-mail address, so it's all in one place

- I send out the coins as soon as I get your reply back and confirm payment.  If you sent me an e-mail address, you should get a robo message from the shipping software with the tracking number as well.

Companies claiming they got hacked and lost your coins sounds like fraud so perfect it could be called fashionable.  I never believe them.  If I ever experience the misfortune of a real intrusion, I declare I have been honest about the way I have managed the keys in Casascius Coins.  I maintain no ability to recover or reproduce the keys, not even under limitless duress or total intrusion.  Remember that trusting strangers with your coins without any recourse is, as a matter of principle, not a best practice.  Don't keep coins online. Use paper wallets instead.
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September 09, 2011, 10:22:54 AM
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So far, I am managing to sell quite a few thru PM... generally here is how it's been going:

- you express interest in a PM, just a brief note asking for a bitcoin address

- I will send you a unique bitcoin address and ask you to quote my entire message in your reply, along with your shipping and e-mail address, so it's all in one place

- I send out the coins as soon as I get your reply back and confirm payment.  If you sent me an e-mail address, you should get a robo message from the shipping software with the tracking number as well.

What will happen if the shipping address is in europe, though?

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September 09, 2011, 05:48:49 PM
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Mine arrived.  They look nice.  About the size of a quarter.

My only regret as that I'll have to break one open to see if it works.  That's like killing a unicorn, man.
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September 09, 2011, 07:54:11 PM
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What will happen if the shipping address is in europe, though?

I can do worldwide shipping for 2.3 BTC plus 0.06 BTC per coin.

Companies claiming they got hacked and lost your coins sounds like fraud so perfect it could be called fashionable.  I never believe them.  If I ever experience the misfortune of a real intrusion, I declare I have been honest about the way I have managed the keys in Casascius Coins.  I maintain no ability to recover or reproduce the keys, not even under limitless duress or total intrusion.  Remember that trusting strangers with your coins without any recourse is, as a matter of principle, not a best practice.  Don't keep coins online. Use paper wallets instead.
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September 11, 2011, 07:05:49 AM
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What will happen if the shipping address is in europe, though?

I can do worldwide shipping for 2.3 BTC plus 0.06 BTC per coin.

Awesome, collecting orders from friends....

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September 11, 2011, 12:55:47 PM
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Website is up: casascius.com!

https://www.casascius.com

Companies claiming they got hacked and lost your coins sounds like fraud so perfect it could be called fashionable.  I never believe them.  If I ever experience the misfortune of a real intrusion, I declare I have been honest about the way I have managed the keys in Casascius Coins.  I maintain no ability to recover or reproduce the keys, not even under limitless duress or total intrusion.  Remember that trusting strangers with your coins without any recourse is, as a matter of principle, not a best practice.  Don't keep coins online. Use paper wallets instead.
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September 11, 2011, 04:38:32 PM
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Just got mine in.  They look great.  They are a bit thinner than I expected (because I am used to the other physical coin), however that isn't a negative thing; at least now I can carry some around easily.
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September 12, 2011, 05:25:25 AM
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I just ordered 5.

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September 12, 2011, 05:46:47 AM
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neat.  Smiley
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September 12, 2011, 07:06:51 AM
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I ordered two last week and they arrived promptly. I am extremely impressed. It's so great to be able to hold a bitcoin in your hand. Everybody should have one of these. Cheesy

I just ordered ten more. I plan on opening and redeeming a few of them on Youtube when I receive them so we can all be sure that the bitcoin encrypted within each coin can truly be used.

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September 12, 2011, 05:50:13 PM
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Just received mine in the mail. Amazing job, Casascius! I don't think I could be happier with the look and feel of these coins, they're fantastic. This will quickly become my new favorite trinket to pull out of my pocket and impress the friends Cheesy

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September 12, 2011, 08:21:27 PM
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Got mine in the mail today and I'm very impressed with the quality and how fast the shipping was.  Amazing job!

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September 12, 2011, 09:59:13 PM
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Received Casascius coins!   They're great!
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September 12, 2011, 11:41:56 PM
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Got mine, friggin sweet! Now I can show off some of the bitcoins i've mined Cheesy
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September 13, 2011, 01:00:59 AM
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I love you use the first 8 bits of the address as a unique order id, clever. Nice upsells on the paper wallet, too. Smiley

Just ordered four, with some junked already-open ones, too.

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September 13, 2011, 02:38:40 AM
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one suggestion, on your website, you stated

 "If you ever need to recover the digital bitcoin, there is an import process that allows you to convert the embedded code back into a digital bitcoin so it can be spent over the internet."

Could you please put up a brief description of this import process and links to the resources, i.e. mini-to-full private key utility, private-key-to-wallet.dat import utility. (I checked my 0.3.24-beta client but it doesn't have this function).

The value stored in the coins depends on these utilities, I'd make sure they will always be available as long as I own the coins.


 
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