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Introducing the Casascius Bitcoin Analyzer that checks the 61,560 generated bitcoin addresses that was used for the Physical Bitcoin Project.

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  • Live partial or full address Search
  • Displays all Active, Opened, or specific Denominations
  • BTC-to-USD Real-time bitstamp Totals.
  • Silver and Gold Real-time Totals.
  • Individual Casascius Bitcoin Pages example

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November 23, 2011, 10:06:31 PM
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Now added the 1000 new v2 hologram addresses.

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I am wondering how you are polling for the value.  Block Explorer?  Or from a block chain file stored locally?

In addition to how many are active, I would also be somewhat curious to know how many are redeemed (that is, they used to have a balance, now they don't) as opposed to never having a balance.

Since I am noting which addresses are series 2, the analyzer could also differentiate between series 1 and series 2 coins.

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The site simply displays the contents of a database, The actual script itself has to be ran manually. It checks block explorer and sets the address as active and the 'Casascius Bitcoin' type or inactive depending on what data the script receives. I'd like to figure out a way to scan the blockchain since I'm sure it would be MUCH faster as the script does take a while to go through. Right now I have no clue how to do this with PHP.

I'm planning on rewriting the script to separate the redeemed and unused addresses, as well as a way to to indicate v1 and v2. ETA is sometime next week  Smiley

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November 24, 2011, 05:12:11 AM
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Here's a couple of heuristics that might help.

Of the first series batch, these are all sorted in order, and you'll generally find them continuing to get consumed in order.  I have been burning the candle at both ends of the stick, with a bias toward doing the 25 BTC coins from the end of the list, and the 1's and 100's from the beginning, due to a slightly different depth and diameter of the hollowed circle in the 25BTC coin.  I have burned through 11xxxxxx thru about 1Axxxxxx (with the circles just barely cut for 1Bxxxxxx), and also from 1Ptxxxxx thru to the end of the batch.  Nothing from 1Cxxxxxx thru 1Nxxxxxx has been touched yet, the key circles remain in uncut sheets.

The 2nd series, the numbers are all printed, cut, dumped in a pile, and picked from at random.

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 or hardware wallets instead.
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November 24, 2011, 05:30:15 AM
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Thanks, I'll definitely take that into consideration when modifying the parameters of the script and it should cut down runtime. PHP is powerful, but usually poofs out randomly after a few thousand loops. Smiley

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November 24, 2011, 01:42:33 PM
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Maybe using Abe would be better choice than polling blockexplorer. Abe indexes blockchain to sql database, so you can do complete check with only few SQL commands. Search "bitcoin abe" on google.

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PHP is powerful, but usually poofs out randomly after a few thousand loops. Smiley

Common... Facebook is written in PHP, I'm sure PHP can handle a lot more than few thousands loops ;-).

Disclaimer: I has been using PHP for years, but Python is much more powerful!

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bamp small stats update.

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November 29, 2011, 12:01:04 PM
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Huh. There's a lot of the 100s opened.

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November 29, 2011, 02:05:07 PM
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There might be a problem with the analyzer.  There should be far more opened coins than is shown.

I believe I have loaded a balance on 3,836 coins so far (give or take - this is from a database that I use for going from firstbits to full address, which records when I do a lookup).  The Active plus Opened should total to very close to this.

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PHP is powerful, but usually poofs out randomly after a few thousand loops. Smiley

Common... Facebook is written in PHP, I'm sure PHP can handle a lot more than few thousands loops ;-).

Disclaimer: I has been using PHP for years, but Python is much more powerful!
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I thought that was a funny number!

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I wrote something like this as well using Yahoo Pipes to query against the list and then Block Explorer as well. To reduce stress on Block Explorer, it might be a better idea to write one based on Abe. How many people buy Casascius coins? Is there a need/desire for a website that does a simple authentication? What about if I made an Android app to go with it? Or if I made the website could someone make an iPhone and Android app? I would think a combination of the website and working phone app today would make physical Bitcoins able to replace cash tomorrow...

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November 30, 2011, 06:58:34 PM
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Added a search box that will search for only Casascius addresses, works for partial or full addresses. Also added the version for each address. Shocked

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December 04, 2011, 02:21:35 AM
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Changed the color layout a bit and rewrote the script. Stats should be a hell of a lot more accurate from now on. Cool

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December 04, 2011, 12:59:34 PM
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Should work now, sorry about that Slush!   Smiley

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December 05, 2011, 09:54:19 PM
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Added individual "pages" for each casascius address, and now you can post comments as well! Think "WheresGeorge.com"

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You have a bug in the html for the hyperlink to the comment pages.  Just go try to add a comment to a 1BTC coin (using IE)

Also I looked up a few of my coins and one of them is missing!  So maybe you missed an entire load transaction?

The missing coin is http://blockexplorer.com/address/114cSY2WfLFcX32MiW7XWvrXxdoGiJxzCX

Which was loaded in transaction:  http://blockexplorer.com/tx/b7699eef794407b141020a77b706764c05460e9390e016b58d5da0c8c0ab9a48#o3

Notice I added 9 BTC to the coin before cracking it open and then removing all 10 BTC.  Perhaps the adding of BTC then reclaiming messed up your script?

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Yep, you're correct, i forgot to check IE. I missed an apostrophe.  Embarrassed

Yep, if any extra btc gets sent to the address, it will get flagged as invalid Active with Extra BTC.

You can comment on it tho!  Wink http://www.uberbills.com/casascius/?address=114cSY2WfLFcX32MiW7XWvrXxdoGiJxzCX

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If anyone else sees any bugs or errors, please let me know as I have only have a few casascius coins to test with.

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Yep, if any extra btc gets sent to the address, it will get flagged as invalid.

You should consider just looking at the first (earliest) transfer that is one of the valid denominations: 1, 10, 25, 100, or 1000.  This has a very high probability of being the original funding transaction.  It is unlikely that someone will "donate" funds to my published addresses (other than bitcents) just to vandalize your list because unless they own the coin (implying I funded it), they will have no way to recover their coins.

People adding funds to coins seems like it would be somewhat common.  They work as pocket Bitcoin wallets, and then you have a few people who just want to experiment and see for themselves that adding value to a coin is actually possible.

Also, I might suggest that on the home page of this app, that you update the word "Inactive" to mean "Opened".  To me, an inactive coin is one that has been produced, but which has not been funded.  If you are interested, I would be open to giving additional stats on my coins... for example, I am able to identify certain addresses (or ranges of addresses) as "if they're not funded now, they never will be", as well as "a complete coin has been created with this address but it hasn't been sold or funded".  Might be of interest to publish.

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December 06, 2011, 12:11:14 PM
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I'll see what I can code up for these "experimented on" coins. I'll post up if I figure something out. Gotta cram for next week!

Yes Yes YES! I'm definitely interested in the additional stats for the addresses! I'd like to go through the "Inactive" addresses and be able to mark them unused or broken and add that to the stats. A sold or not sold status would be cool as well!

Thanks for the suggestions and for the help!  Smiley

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I don't know how interesting it would be for this stats page but there are also addresses that never got funded and never appeared in the block chain - but were sold (I have some of them).

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I don't know how interesting it would be for this stats page but there are also addresses that never got funded and never appeared in the block chain - but were sold (I have some of them).

As a scrap coin (already opened) right?

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Yes, I don't think your scrap coins would appear on this list (yet) since they never make it to the block chain.  But you could just give him a list of all scrap coin addressess if you have a list and there is interest in including them.  Personally I have a list of every coin I have purchased and I do include the scrap coins on my list.

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I believe I have solved the "experimented on" coin problem. If you find any I've missed, just click on the short address to auto-fix let me know.

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The data is quite out of date, a lot of coins have been activated since 12/4.

EDIT: I have also published a new batch of addresses at my usual URL.  There are now 29,000 addresses generated for the Casascius Physical Bitcoins project.  They should last a while...

https://www.casascius.com/fulllist.txt

These have been printed, some have been cut and put in jars, others are still intact in sheets.  Because they come from a jar when the coins are made, they'll get used in random order, rather than sequentially.

plans:
1Au* will be gold coins
1Ag* will be silver coins
1G* will typically be gold plated coins or bars
1C* will be 1 BTC coins

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plans:
1Au* will be gold coins
1Ag* will be silver coins
1G* will typically be gold plated coins or bars
1C* will be 1 BTC coins

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Looks like everything updated okay!  Cheesy

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 I got a new laptop yesterday and noticed how small everything looked so I updated the layout. I also added a few themes.

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December 16, 2011, 10:32:17 PM
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naypalm, when compared to http://casascius.appspot.com/ you are showing a few more opened coins like this one:

http://uberbills.com/casascius/?address=13Foozg5TsBNVAnoLQQBLhMBMGTEncknnG

But this coin is actually not opened. Someone just added more bitcoins to the coin. But since it was never spent, it's possibly that the hologram was never opened.

http://blockexplorer.com/address/13Foozg5TsBNVAnoLQQBLhMBMGTEncknnG

One easy way to check for this is just to check to see if this is greater than 0:
http://blockexplorer.com/q/getsentbyaddress/13Foozg5TsBNVAnoLQQBLhMBMGTEncknnG

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Well, it looks like I got to fix my code once again. I Can't do that until after my next volley of exams next week then I'll have a bit of free time over break. Thanks for the advice, I didn't even know about the http://blockexplorer.com/q/ tools! Cheesy

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Well, it's been a little over a day since I've set the new script loose and it looks to be fully operational again, thanks for the suggestion coblee!

I also added several new features to the site including:
-BTC-to-USD Real time mtgox Totals.
-Silver and Gold Real-time Totals.
-Google API image charts for "Active" and "Opened" Casascius Bitcoins.
-Added the new Gold 1000 BTC and 5 BTC coins to the display table.
-Added the ability to list all Active or Opened addresses.
-Added the Created date, which displays the date/time in which the address was first funded.

Let me know if you spot anything I may have missed!

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Hello everyone, just a small update before the new year.

I've added a few new bar and pie charts and I've also added a new field called "Owned By"; Just as a fun tool, not meant to be 100% accurate (because anyone can change the owner of the coin or bar) but interesting to see how many coins/bars someone can claim to own. Check it out and claim yours today!

Also if it's been awhile or if you want to keep informed of updates, please check out the Original Post and discover all the newest features of the analyzer as they get implemented.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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INVALID BBCODE: close of unopened tag in table (1)

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Some data from the charts page:

Status
V1
V2
Active
5371
3765
Opened
333
131
Total
5704
3896

2011
Month
Active
Opened
September
921
56
October
1148
65
November
1561
103
December
2352
160
Total
5982
384

2012
Month
Active
Opened
January
996
33
February
896
28
March
121
2
April
383
10
May
184
4
June
377
3
July
197
0
August
0
0
September
0
0
October
0
0
November
0
0
December
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0
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What about the OVERFUNDED ones?

Overfunded counts are now included on the charts page. Please note that this includes Active and Opened Casascius Bitcoins as well as the occasional oddball Unused Casascius Bitcoin.

Thanks for the question suggestion.

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What about the OVERFUNDED ones?

Overfunded counts are now included on the charts page. Please note that this includes Active and Opened Casascius Bitcoins as well as the occasional oddball Unused Casascius Bitcoin.

Thanks for the question suggestion.

I have been using a 1btc coin for cold store. Not a lot. Handfull of btc but still. Smiley

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Active Casascius bitcoins are totaling over $600k USD.  Grin



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hey naypalm, I love the site.

would it be possible to discern the different series of the 1-BTC coins?

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hey naypalm, I love the site.

would it be possible to discern the different series of the 1-BTC coins?

Yes this is possible. On the main page simply click on any denomination or status then click on which version.

I've also updated the charts page to include the Versions produced for each month as well as the yearly totals.

Thank you for the suggestion!  Grin

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5400 coins Funded so far for 2012!  http://casascius.uberbills.com/charts/?year=2012

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Nice update to the site.  It looks really nice.

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 or hardware wallets instead.
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Thanks! There are still more pages to fix but for now it's running smoothly.

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Finally had time to work on porting the rest of the pages to the new system. You can Comment and change owners again!  Grin

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Happy new year!

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Total Active Casascius Bitcoins just totaled over 1 mil @ $19.32 Smiley

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I'm trying to claim some coins which have been lost by the german postal service.

I can't get past the "BTC price" captcha (that's quite stupid imo). What BTC price? Which exchange, vwap, last, hi, lo, what, currency?

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The site was getting hit by spambots last year so the extra CAPTCHA was required.

Check the bottom of the page, where "BTC:" is at under the bitcoin logo. If it says BTC: 26.52, you type in 26.52
Prices are in USD. The exchange is Mtgox.

Also: It appears that the ISP for my hosting provider is having issues today, so the website may be up and down throughout the day...  Embarrassed

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Anyone who is a reseller, please PM me with your website and I'll post it up on the Casascius Bitcoin Resellers page.

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Sir Naypalm,

Many thanks for the charts.
I have a number of September 2011 BTC's that I want to check for overfunding.
The chart shows 20, but I can only find 10 marked as 1+ in the list.
Also, if you know a link to help explain the whys and hows of overfunding, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Sir Naypalm,

Many thanks for the charts.
I have a number of September 2011 BTC's that I want to check for overfunding.
The chart shows 20, but I can only find 10 marked as 1+ in the list.

Thank you MIG, You are correct. There are 10 active extrabtc coins and 2 opened that are from the September 2011 batch. Heh, I mistyped a single variable and it was throwing off that one number.  Cheesy

Also, if you know a link to help explain the whys and hows of overfunding, it would be greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards,

MIG

Overfunding -
Why? For the owner: It's fun, its a way to make your coin stand out from the rest, OR use it as a wallet.
For me: I was simply curious how many coins had extra bitcoin.
How? Send any extra amount to your Casascius Bitcoin Address and it will register on the website as a coin having extra value. Example: You have a 1 BTC coin and you send 0.01 BTC to it, making the total received to be 1.01BTC. That will cause my script to flag it as Extra and it will have the + sign by it's USD value.

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Sir Naypalm,

Many thanks for the charts.
I have a number of September 2011 BTC's that I want to check for overfunding.
The chart shows 20, but I can only find 10 marked as 1+ in the list.

Thank you MIG, You are correct. There are 10 active extrabtc coins and 2 opened that are from the September 2011 batch. Heh, I mistyped a single variable and it was throwing off that one number.  Cheesy

Also, if you know a link to help explain the whys and hows of overfunding, it would be greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards,

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Overfunding -
Why? For the owner: It's fun, its a way to make your coin stand out from the rest, OR use it as a wallet.
For me: I was simply curious how many coins had extra bitcoin.
How? Send any extra amount to your Casascius Bitcoin Address and it will register on the website as a coin having extra value. Example: You have a 1 BTC coin and you send 0.01 BTC to it, making the total received to be 1.01BTC. That will cause my script to flag it as Extra and it will have the + sign by it's USD value.

There's another "why": you can use a casascius as saving wallet (if you really trust Mike).

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Overfunding -
Why? For the owner: It's fun, its a way to make your coin stand out from the rest, OR use it as a wallet.
For me: I was simply curious how many coins had extra bitcoin.
How? Send any extra amount to your Casascius Bitcoin Address and it will register on the website as a coin having extra value. Example: You have a 1 BTC coin and you send 0.01 BTC to it, making the total received to be 1.01BTC. That will cause my script to flag it as Extra and it will have the + sign by it's USD value.
There's another "why": you can use a casascius as saving wallet (if you really trust Mike).
I trust Mike, but it's still a really bad idea. You can't backup your casascius coin!
Seriously, make an encrypted backup of your wallet, put it on dropbox or gmail. Then, when your house burns down including computer and casascius coins, at least you'll still have your Bitcoins!

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It looks like Mike funded a bunch of the 0.5 coins, but they are registering as 5 BTC coins on the site. 
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It looks like Mike funded a bunch of the 0.5 coins, but they are registering as 5 BTC coins on the site.  

Can you post the link of the error?

nm, I figured it out, Thanks for letting me know!

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Twitter says 4212 BTC just opened.  That seems like a lot.  Glitch?
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I opened two 1000 BTC bars and put the BTC on 2-factor private keys.

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I opened two 1000 BTC bars and put the BTC on 2-factor private keys.

I'm wondering: Do you still get nervous on such occasions?

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I opened two 1000 BTC bars and put the BTC on 2-factor private keys.

I'm wondering: Do you still get nervous on such occasions?


Not really. Wish I could say why not, but part of it is I already handle bitcoin in a pretty paranoid manner to begin with.

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test

I think it worked.

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Thanks for continuing to run this site!

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 or hardware wallets instead.
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It might be time to switch your reference price on the website and twitter away from gox.
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It might be time to switch your reference price on the website and twitter away from gox.

Thanks for reminding me  Grin, the prices have been switch over to bitstamp prices.

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In case anyone is interested: The first minted casascius coins of 2015 occurred over the weekend.

http://casascius.uberbills.com/?page=charts&year=2015

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In case anyone is interested: The first minted casascius coins of 2015 occurred over the weekend.

http://casascius.uberbills.com/?page=charts&year=2015

Uh, unless I'm mistaken, all we're looking at is some unfunded bearer bars receiving funds from their owners?

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In case anyone is interested: The first minted casascius coins of 2015 occurred over the weekend.

http://casascius.uberbills.com/?page=charts&year=2015

Uh, unless I'm mistaken, all we're looking at is some unfunded bearer bars receiving funds from their owners?

If Casascius did make buyer-funded bearer bars, he certainly did not include the address or mention it in his public list of addresses. When I bought my 0-BTC Bearer bars, all I got was shiny gold stickers (no public/private address) to use as a "hologram".

All 3 addresses start with '1G' and were funded with 5 BTC each at exactly 2015-03-07 05:58:48. I am assuming he sold to someone either locally or to someone who made the trip.

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So Mike is still minting coins? Is it just for private parties at bulk volumes?

It's good news, just surprised to hear it.

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In case anyone is interested: The first minted casascius coins of 2015 occurred over the weekend.

http://casascius.uberbills.com/?page=charts&year=2015

Uh, unless I'm mistaken, all we're looking at is some unfunded bearer bars receiving funds from their owners?

If Casascius did make buyer-funded bearer bars, he certainly did not include the address or mention it in his public list of addresses. When I bought my 0-BTC Bearer bars, all I got was shiny gold stickers (no public/private address) to use as a "hologram".

All 3 addresses start with '1G' and were funded with 5 BTC each at exactly 2015-03-07 05:58:48. I am assuming he sold to someone either locally or to someone who made the trip.

Okay, but did you see the address they were funded from?

https://blockchain.info/address/1otohotohMoQoxHuxLBveQiZcV3Pji3Tc

Here's another transaction using the 1otohotoh address as an input:

https://blockchain.info/tx/98cc49d472e38abca3a2fa6c19140d0abb63531c9bd4f7fa78576db002ef2bff

Do you really think that's Casascius funding those addresses?  Huh

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I've re-enabled scans. RIP Block Explorer.  Sad

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Naypalm,

I have 1 BTC on a physical Casascius entacted. I look on your site and it shows active but when I go to blockchain.info it's invalid. Is it still a valid BTC?

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Naypalm,

I have 1 BTC on a physical Casascius entacted. I look on your site and it shows active but when I go to blockchain.info it's invalid. Is it still a valid BTC?

Is your coin a newly minted coin? Please send me your coins address and I investigate further.

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Naypalm,

I have 1 BTC on a physical Casascius entacted. I look on your site and it shows active but when I go to blockchain.info it's invalid. Is it still a valid BTC?

Is your coin a newly minted coin? Please send me your coins address and I investigate further.

bought it in 2013. 133xyZkA

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Naypalm,

I have 1 BTC on a physical Casascius entacted. I look on your site and it shows active but when I go to blockchain.info it's invalid. Is it still a valid BTC?

Is your coin a newly minted coin? Please send me your coins address and I investigate further.

bought it in 2013. 133xyZkA

according to https://casascius.com/fulllist.txt from Mike, this coin has address 133xyZkAP69db3kMXqNTGQ4q2Km36mGbFS, which is still funded with 1 BTC

maybe noteworthy: https://casascius.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/firstbits-are-not-whats-printed-on-the-coin/

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Naypalm,

I have 1 BTC on a physical Casascius entacted. I look on your site and it shows active but when I go to blockchain.info it's invalid. Is it still a valid BTC?

Is your coin a newly minted coin? Please send me your coins address and I investigate further.

bought it in 2013. 133xyZkA

according to https://casascius.com/fulllist.txt from Mike, this coin has address 133xyZkAP69db3kMXqNTGQ4q2Km36mGbFS, which is still funded with 1 BTC

maybe noteworthy: https://casascius.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/firstbits-are-not-whats-printed-on-the-coin/

https://btc.blockr.io/address/info/133xyZkAP69db3kMXqNTGQ4q2Km36mGbFS

Thanks Molecular, I figured that was what was going on. Firstbits seemed to work well back then, but as more addresses were generated, then firtbits became unreliable.

This is another good example to other physical cryptocoin creators to why having a public list of addresses is useful. Especially if they only put part of the address on their coin.

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This is another good example to other physical cryptocoin creators to why having a public list of addresses is useful. Especially if they only put part of the address on their coin.

One of many.  I would personally question the generation and security practices of cryptocoin creators that are unable to produce a list of the addresses they've put on coins.  Everyone else should as well.  

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Yeah, I know this thread is old, but just wanted to shout out a "thank you" to the creator for putting this together...it's been interesting to check out.
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Thanks! I have enjoyed watching the various stats as bitcoin grows.  Smiley

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I added a small feature that some of you might like (or hate Cool). BTC Sold Value is now included on each casascius bitcoin page. This is determined by a coins opened date.

example https://casascius.uberbills.com/?address=1CSPuHsVM61KD8vg7FgG8YZsguJvznHVMP
Sold Value:   $156
Today Value: $2,430

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I added a small feature that some of you might like (or hate Cool). BTC Sold Value is now included on each casascius bitcoin page. This is determined by a coins opened date.

example https://casascius.uberbills.com/?address=1CSPuHsVM61KD8vg7FgG8YZsguJvznHVMP
Sold Value:   $156
Today Value: $2,430

Might as well include a 'regret meter' as well.   Cheesy

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Hi!  Great website that I have used for years. I tried to add my newest coin 129Jh5bP and give it ownership title with the others that I have but every time I place BTC price from the bottom of the page it says incorrect bitcoin price. Can you please assist? Thankyou

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Very interesting project, thanks for making this!

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I added a small feature that some of you might like (or hate Cool). BTC Sold Value is now included on each casascius bitcoin page. This is determined by a coins opened date.

example https://casascius.uberbills.com/?address=1CSPuHsVM61KD8vg7FgG8YZsguJvznHVMP
Sold Value:   $156
Today Value: $2,430


   Love it!  Grin   Reminds me why I keep on holding to my loaded coins and not sell or redeem them!

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Blockr.io is shutting down after today. Sadly all of my analyzers use their services. Until I find time to figure out a new source, I am suspending all analyzer scans. The sites will remain online but will not update the stats like before. Once a fix is in place, I will let everyone know in this thread.

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Thank you for the service you have provided over the years regardless of the stats being halted - look forward to the relaunch whenever that might be - worth the wait
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Analyzer scans are now back online. Thank you for your patience.

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Thank you Naypalm

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Thank you very much naypalm for this great tool!

I took a screenshot at 31st July 2017 the Analyzer shows exact the same amount of active and open coins and bars.
Did really nobody open not a single casascius in 6 weeks?
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Opening them, you lose value. Why would you

Generally it's when people need quick btc that they open. Either due to personal circumstances or because the market has gone up lots and then crashes. A few got peeled at the time of gox for example

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I totally agree, but we had that bch fork and not a single coin should have been opened? Hard to believe.
Opening them, you lose value. Why would you

Generally it's when people need quick btc that they open. Either due to personal circumstances or because the market has gone up lots and then crashes. A few got peeled at the time of gox for example
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I've been curious about that as well with the Bitcoin cash thing. Anyways I was bored at lunch. I'll pretty it up later.

https://casascius.uberbills.com/?opendate=2013


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I've been curious about that as well with the Bitcoin cash thing. Anyways I was bored at lunch. I'll pretty it up later.

https://casascius.uberbills.com/?opendate=2013

Opened Value       Today Value
$74,020            $4,095,290

Ouch!

When can we start pestering you to add BCC values?   Tongue

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November 01, 2017, 07:27:02 PM
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It's been a real trip the past several years, watching the numbers pile up. Almost to 600 million total!


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November 01, 2017, 11:00:09 PM
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Added individual "pages" for each casascius address, and now you can post comments as well! Think "WheresGeorge.com"
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November 05, 2017, 03:38:59 PM
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Hi all, I brought 1 physical bitcoin years ago, its the error one 2011 but could never get the name change to work on here to change it from the old owner. any pointers how I can do it ? all I get is entered wrong bitcoin value when I have entered the correct value.
I obviously dont want to peal it and distroy it just to get the 1 bit off of it.
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November 08, 2017, 03:44:35 PM
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Hi all, I brought 1 physical bitcoin years ago, its the error one 2011 but could never get the name change to work on here to change it from the old owner. any pointers how I can do it ? all I get is entered wrong bitcoin value when I have entered the correct value.
I obviously dont want to peal it and distroy it just to get the 1 bit off of it.
Many thanks.


Hello colinsjunk, are you including the full price? I just tried it and it is working normally... Please let me know if you are still having issues using the site.


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November 29, 2017, 11:03:42 AM
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Are you sure the analyzer is up to date? Last opened coin really 2017-05-24?? With forks and BTC passing 10k nobody opened a single coin?
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November 30, 2017, 06:20:36 PM
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Are you sure the analyzer is up to date? Last opened coin really 2017-05-24?? With forks and BTC passing 10k nobody opened a single coin?

That does seem a bit off. I'll look into it this weekend and see if something is stuck. I know Silver and Gold prices are stuck until I can drive out and turn on a switch at my remote site. Roll Eyes

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December 07, 2017, 01:46:27 AM
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Yeah it was broke, probably for awhile. I've fixed the issue, however I'll have to figure out a way to determine the opened dates for all coins that have an opened date of today.  

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In other news. The total worth of all Casascius coins (Active/Opened) is over 1 billion dollars.


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December 07, 2017, 11:57:44 AM
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Yeah it was broke, probably for awhile. I've fixed the issue, however I'll have to figure out a way to determine the opened dates for all coins that have an opened date of today.  

/frown

In other news. The total worth of all Casascius coins (Active/Opened) is over 1 billion dollars.

https://regmedia.co.uk/2016/02/01/drevil2.jpg?x=442&y=293&crop=1

Nice! Thanks for updating the database.
So since end of May 2017 2,9% of all Casascius coins have been opened and 3,2% of BTC value of all Casascius coins.

I suggest to add a link to the overview of coin openings https://casascius.uberbills.com/?opendate=2017 i think most don't know this function yet.
One more suggestion: percentage column on coins active/open, would be great.

Thanks again for the analyzer naypalm!
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