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July 31, 2020, 01:10:41 AM
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Hello everyone.  Today I have something that is very interesting to announce.

Bobby Lee has been claiming that the Ballet wallets are a secure place to store your bitcoin since he started the company and he has never wavered from this statement.

 Shocked Now he is putting his personal bitcoins where his mouth is to prove this very point. Shocked

2 total bitcoins are available for you to try to take, 1 bitcoin is loaded on each wallet. 

If you think you have the skills to hack either wallet below, let's see what you've got ladies and gentlemen!!



Wallet #1 gives you the public address and the private key.... the BIP38 passphrase has been left in tact.



   





Wallet #2 gives you the public address and the BIP38 passphrase.... the private key has been left in tact.








Here is the website where you can find more information:  https://takebobbysbitcoin.com/


Please share this on all social media platforms. 

The more people that are trying to hack these the better. 

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Let's see how secure these really are!


 


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July 31, 2020, 01:21:18 AM
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I'll wager on the fact that no one will get these, not without help on either of the missing components for each one.

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July 31, 2020, 01:45:55 AM
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I can create a new btc address and put couple of btc there.. you really think anyone can break it??

Hundreds  of programs/bots there to identify btc addresses with their balances, not a big deal..

No offense against bobby, but that’s the reality..


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July 31, 2020, 01:54:45 AM
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I can create a new btc address and put couple of btc there.. you really think anyone can break it??

Hundreds  of programs/bots there to identify btc addresses with their balances, not a big deal..

No offense against bobby, but that’s the reality..

I think his point is that even with the private key you cannot take it because of the pass phrase. but I would think that for someone to have the private key, they would have the wallet and thus the bip38 pass phase as well.

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July 31, 2020, 02:06:37 AM
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I can create a new btc address and put couple of btc there.. you really think anyone can break it??

Hundreds  of programs/bots there to identify btc addresses with their balances, not a big deal..

No offense against bobby, but that’s the reality..

Maybe you didn't read the thread closely.  Sure you could do the same thing, but your company didn't just surpass 21M in deposits.  Bobby has been battling FUD from the start about the Ballet wallets not being secure from some people.  I'd think something like this would shut a lot of those people up.


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I can create a new btc address and put couple of btc there.. you really think anyone can break it??

Hundreds  of programs/bots there to identify btc addresses with their balances, not a big deal..

No offense against bobby, but that’s the reality..

I think his point is that even with the private key you cannot take it because of the pass phrase. but I would think that for someone to have the private key, they would have the wallet and thus the bip38 pass phase as well.

This is to demonstrate the protection you have from rouge employees or malware at Ballet. Because the private key and passphrase are generated and engraved in separate geographical locations no single employee has enough information to compromise these wallets.

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I can create a new btc address and put couple of btc there.. you really think anyone can break it??

Hundreds  of programs/bots there to identify btc addresses with their balances, not a big deal..

No offense against bobby, but that’s the reality..

I think his point is that even with the private key you cannot take it because of the pass phrase. but I would think that for someone to have the private key, they would have the wallet and thus the bip38 pass phase as well.

This is to demonstrate the protection you have from rouge employees or malware at Ballet. Because the private key and passphrase are generated and engraved in separate geographical locations no single employee has enough information to compromise these wallets.


How can one verify that the specific wallets he is using went through the same production process as the ones I might have? Or you might have?

Have him send me 1 bitcoin to my ballet wallet and post that one. I have one unopened we can unbox live.

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I can create a new btc address and put couple of btc there.. you really think anyone can break it??

Hundreds  of programs/bots there to identify btc addresses with their balances, not a big deal..

No offense against bobby, but that’s the reality..

I think his point is that even with the private key you cannot take it because of the pass phrase. but I would think that for someone to have the private key, they would have the wallet and thus the bip38 pass phase as well.

This is to demonstrate the protection you have from rouge employees or malware at Ballet. Because the private key and passphrase are generated and engraved in separate geographical locations no single employee has enough information to compromise these wallets.


correct. the safety of his process. if someone steals our ballet crypto wallet it wont matter.

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I can create a new btc address and put couple of btc there.. you really think anyone can break it??

Hundreds  of programs/bots there to identify btc addresses with their balances, not a big deal..

No offense against bobby, but that’s the reality..

Not sure what people understood, My suggestion was for the people who doesn’t trust other coin/wallet makers.

There are millions of $$$ in just a handful of coin types(Cas, Lealana, BTCC,etc). Point is either u trust them or u don’t..

After such a beautiful series of btcc coins, I personally have no doubt about Bobby or his new venture with Ballet cards.

Also I have already used couple of ballet cards for quite a big transactions where I did redeeming, deposit, exchange as well withdraw without any issue and doing all that just with their easy to use Mobile App.


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July 31, 2020, 03:20:51 PM
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I'd think something like this would shut a lot of those people up.
I don't know what the outcome of this experiment is going to be, but I think it's a good PR move for the Ballet wallet--and I do recall reading a thread in which it was heavily criticized.  Unfortunately, the wallet still suffers from the same barrier that any new HW wallet coming onto the market these days does, which is the test of time.  Some people might take comfort that Bobby Lee is doing this and might try out a Ballet, but I don't think they're going to become anywhere near as popular as the leading HWs out there until they've been on the market for a while.

How can one verify that the specific wallets he is using went through the same production process as the ones I might have? Or you might have?
That's probably a good point.  There's always the possibility that this isn't what it appears to be, much like a lot of other things in crypto.  Hopefully that's not the case here.

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I can create a new btc address and put couple of btc there.. you really think anyone can break it??

Hundreds  of programs/bots there to identify btc addresses with their balances, not a big deal..

No offense against bobby, but that’s the reality..

Maybe you didn't read the thread closely.  Sure you could do the same thing, but your company didn't just surpass 21M in deposits.  Bobby has been battling FUD from the start about the Ballet wallets not being secure from some people.  I'd think something like this would shut a lot of those people up.




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Those distrustful people can shut up with the PRO series  Cheesy

I just ordered a set of the PRO series - should be here on Monday. Outside of the Blocks - I should then have one of all the wallets they have done - with exception of the Ravencoin one - I saw it on kickstarter - still not sure if they ever actually did it though. But if they did, then I dont have that one either.

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Those distrustful people can shut up with the PRO series  Cheesy

I just ordered a set of the PRO series - should be here on Monday. Outside of the Blocks - I should then have one of all the wallets they have done - with exception of the Ravencoin one - I saw it on kickstarter - still not sure if they ever actually did it though. But if they did, then I dont have that one either.


You will be impressed by the pro series....and they did make the ravencoin ones. Wink





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Those distrustful people can shut up with the PRO series  Cheesy

I just ordered a set of the PRO series - should be here on Monday. Outside of the Blocks - I should then have one of all the wallets they have done - with exception of the Ravencoin one - I saw it on kickstarter - still not sure if they ever actually did it though. But if they did, then I dont have that one either.


You will be impressed by the pro series....and they did make the ravencoin ones. Wink







well then the raven one would be the only one they made that I dont have - I think. I will have to find a list of them - or maybe make a list.

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How can one verify that the specific wallets he is using went through the same production process as the ones I might have? Or you might have?

Have him send me 1 bitcoin to my ballet wallet and post that one. I have one unopened we can unbox live.


Hi SatsLife,

Thank you for asking this very important question. I can tell you that for both of these wallets (serial numbers AA009926 and AA012381) were taken from the manufacturing / production process in Las Vegas. In other words, these two wallets were manufactured in the exact same was as the thousands of other Ballet wallets, and went through the exact same process and procedures.

These two wallets were NOT especially made for my hacking contest, nor were they "hardened" for security against hacking.
In fact, what I did was actually made them EASIER to hack, as I fully revealed one of the two critical components for each of the wallets: the BIP38 passphrase, and the encrypted private key.

And to directly answer your question: it wouldn't make sense for me to send you 1 BTC to your Ballet wallet, as that's essentially me giving you the 1 BTC, right?
Or unless you want to return that wallet to me, for my safekeeping, and for me to load some more BTC on it, for a hacking contest?


In any case, the purpose of my hacking contest is to show that:

1) our wallets uses 2-factor private keys, which happen to be made (and generated) in different geographic locations, and that these 2 components don't even come together at all during the manufacturing process.

2) due to the nature of BIP38 encrypted private keys, since the two components were never mixed together, even we, Ballet, have NEVER constructed the private keys for each of the wallets we make and sell.

3) even if someone were able to steal just 1 of the 2 critical components (either the BIP38 passphrase or the encrypted private key), that in of itself is not enough to hack the wallet, as it'll take an inordinate amount of computing power to guess the other part.


Hope that helps!

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How can one verify that the specific wallets he is using went through the same production process as the ones I might have? Or you might have?

Have him send me 1 bitcoin to my ballet wallet and post that one. I have one unopened we can unbox live.


Hi SatsLife,

Thank you for asking this very important question. I can tell you that for both of these wallets (serial numbers AA009926 and AA012381) were taken from the manufacturing / production process in Las Vegas. In other words, these two wallets were manufactured in the exact same was as the thousands of other Ballet wallets, and went through the exact same process and procedures.

These two wallets were NOT especially made for my hacking contest, nor were they "hardened" for security against hacking.
In fact, what I did was actually made them EASIER to hack, as I fully revealed one of the two critical components for each of the wallets: the BIP38 passphrase, and the encrypted private key.

And to directly answer your question: it wouldn't make sense for me to send you 1 BTC to your Ballet wallet, as that's essentially me giving you the 1 BTC, right?
Or unless you want to return that wallet to me, for my safekeeping, and for me to load some more BTC on it, for a hacking contest?


In any case, the purpose of my hacking contest is to show that:

1) our wallets uses 2-factor private keys, which happen to be made (and generated) in different geographic locations, and that these 2 components don't even come together at all during the manufacturing process.

2) due to the nature of BIP38 encrypted private keys, since the two components were never mixed together, even we, Ballet, have NEVER constructed the private keys for each of the wallets we make and sell.

3) even if someone were able to steal just 1 of the 2 critical components (either the BIP38 passphrase or the encrypted private key), that in of itself is not enough to hack the wallet, as it'll take an inordinate amount of computing power to guess the other part.


Hope that helps!

thanks,
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we all know how hard it is to hack a private key - this is basically a private key for your private key - without both, neither is of use.

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How can one verify that the specific wallets he is using went through the same production process as the ones I might have? Or you might have?

Have him send me 1 bitcoin to my ballet wallet and post that one. I have one unopened we can unbox live.


Hi SatsLife,

Thank you for asking this very important question. I can tell you that for both of these wallets (serial numbers AA009926 and AA012381) were taken from the manufacturing / production process in Las Vegas. In other words, these two wallets were manufactured in the exact same was as the thousands of other Ballet wallets, and went through the exact same process and procedures.

These two wallets were NOT especially made for my hacking contest, nor were they "hardened" for security against hacking.
In fact, what I did was actually made them EASIER to hack, as I fully revealed one of the two critical components for each of the wallets: the BIP38 passphrase, and the encrypted private key.

And to directly answer your question: it wouldn't make sense for me to send you 1 BTC to your Ballet wallet, as that's essentially me giving you the 1 BTC, right?
Or unless you want to return that wallet to me, for my safekeeping, and for me to load some more BTC on it, for a hacking contest?


In any case, the purpose of my hacking contest is to show that:

1) our wallets uses 2-factor private keys, which happen to be made (and generated) in different geographic locations, and that these 2 components don't even come together at all during the manufacturing process.

2) due to the nature of BIP38 encrypted private keys, since the two components were never mixed together, even we, Ballet, have NEVER constructed the private keys for each of the wallets we make and sell.

3) even if someone were able to steal just 1 of the 2 critical components (either the BIP38 passphrase or the encrypted private key), that in of itself is not enough to hack the wallet, as it'll take an inordinate amount of computing power to guess the other part.


Hope that helps!

thanks,
Bobby






Hi Bobby,

Thank you for the response and confirming these were plucked from the same production as every other wallet. I never doubted that they were made special for the hacking contest, but thought I would mention any potential flaws in the process in case any readers are lurking. The Separation of Duties is one of the common core principles in accounting and it makes sense to use them when creating keys and/or wallets. Kudos!

Using my ballet wallet was only a suggested entropy/randomness use case, as you or Ballet obviously couldnt know when making my wallets that I would have posted about production process integrity.

So you're saying if you send me 1 bitcoin, I only have to send you one back?  Cheesy

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Just wanted to say that I got the Ballet PRO series wallet and at first I was having trouble with the iPhone app that is used to manage the coins.  Customer service was able to troubleshoot the app issue - which may or may not have affected others - and now it's working smoothly.   I've tested sending coins to/from the wallet and it works smoothly.  It's a nifty product for sure.  The three copies of the same wallet that can be stored in three different geographical areas is something of a break-through in my opinion.    They're even sending me a free REAL Ballet just to solidify the relationship, for the hassle.  Thanks Bobby/Ballet!
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