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June 16, 2014, 03:55:12 AM
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What if someone made a computer script that automatically created addresses and checks the balances?

It's already been done.


Where is this at?  Would be interesting to look at.



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June 16, 2014, 03:58:49 AM
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Has there ever been a documented address collision?
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June 16, 2014, 04:00:57 AM
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Has there ever been a documented address collision?

Only when using a faulty random number generator.

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June 16, 2014, 04:02:42 AM
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What if someone made a computer script that automatically created addresses and checks the balances?

It's already been done.


Where is this at?  Would be interesting to look at.


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June 16, 2014, 04:05:20 AM
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Has there ever been a documented address collision?

Only when using a faulty random number generator.

What are you saying?  Sorry... can't tell if you're being sarcastic or serious.  :S
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June 16, 2014, 04:15:37 AM
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Has there ever been a documented address collision?

Only when using a faulty random number generator.

What are you saying?  Sorry... can't tell if you're being sarcastic or serious.  :S

I'm being serious.

Private keys are supposed to be generated randomly.

As long as a properly working random number generator is used, there are no proven cases of address collision.

On the other hand, many people like to choose their private keys (they call them "brainwallets").  In this case, there have been MANY collisions since the human mind isn't very good at being random.


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June 16, 2014, 04:19:18 AM
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What if someone made a computer script that automatically created addresses and checks the balances?

It's already been done.


Where is this at?  Would be interesting to look at.


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Try taking a few minutes to actually read the thread.  You'll find it.

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