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Author Topic: Let's add up the KNOWN lost bitcoins  (Read 25112 times)
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May 04, 2011, 09:11:34 PM
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Thought this might make for an interesting thread...

If you've lost bitcoins (i.e. they're gone forever, completely unrecoverable), post how much you lost, and add it to the running tally.  Right now, the running tally is 0BTC, since I haven't lost any bitcoins.

I recently read a thread about someone losing 0.000001 BTC, and someone else losing 20 BTC.

So person one would write:
+ 0.00001 BTC
= 0.00001 BTC

Person two would write:
+ 20 BTC
= 20.0001 BTC

Etc, etc.  That way we don't have to run through pages and pages of thread to figure out what the running tally of lost bitcoins is.

Make sense?  Good.  Do it.

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May 04, 2011, 09:12:49 PM
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0.00000000

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May 04, 2011, 09:16:08 PM
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May have lost 0.05 BTC sent by the faucet...

Had it sent to a windows box, windows almost immediately received a virus, I simply removed the HD and re-installed ubuntu to a new drive.

Time (and value of BTC) will tell if I ever boot up the old HD, remove the virus, and send my BTC back to the faucet/myself/anywhere.

TL;DR I probably lost 0.05 BTC.

Edit: I finally recovered them and have sent them back to the faucet! Enjoy, future bitcoiners!
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May 05, 2011, 09:28:55 AM
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i'm sure there's a point to this.

i don't know if this counts, i can't log into mybitcoin are those coins considered lost as far as this thread cares?
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May 05, 2011, 12:41:03 PM
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Someone lost a Satoshi (0.00000001 BTC) the other day. Though I am told a miner got it in his transaction fees, so perhaps it isn't truly lost.

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May 05, 2011, 12:44:03 PM
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i'm sure there's a point to this.

i don't know if this counts, i can't log into mybitcoin are those coins considered lost as far as this thread cares?

I don't think those coins should count... administrators of that site (present and future) would still be able to spend those coins. (i.e. They're still part of the total money supply).


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May 05, 2011, 12:45:40 PM
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A guy once lost 9.000 BTC by restoring a backup produced before a send transaction which had these 9.000 as input. That motivated Satoshi to implement the pool of addresses feature.
EDIT: Here's the topic: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=782.0

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May 05, 2011, 02:03:09 PM
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I personally lost one block of 50 BTC when coins were worth around 10 cents. It was a generated block and I was messing around with switching wallets and I never backed that wallet up before it was deleted. A little mad at the time even more so now.

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59 BTC
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May 05, 2011, 02:18:59 PM
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9000 +
50
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9050 BTC

There, fixed it. Wink

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May 05, 2011, 02:28:13 PM
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Block 70136 has 0.03BTC in un-spendable transactions.

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9050.03

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May 05, 2011, 02:50:34 PM
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Block 70136 has 0.03BTC in un-spendable transactions.

How did this happen? Shouldn't the block be invalid?

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May 05, 2011, 03:01:51 PM
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I have so many wallets lying around in so many different places, different computers, virtual machines, usb sticks, gmail attachments, mobile phones, that I have no idea how many bitcoins I actually "own" anymore. I might have forgotten about some of those wallets, who knows? One of these days when I have the time I should try to tidy it all up.  

The only amount that I know for certain I've lost so far is 0.05 BTC back in Oct 2010.

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May 05, 2011, 05:12:22 PM
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I have so many wallets lying around in so many different places, different computers, virtual machines, usb sticks, gmail attachments, mobile phones, that I have no idea how many bitcoins I actually "own" anymore. I might have forgotten about some of those wallets, who knows? One of these days when I have the time I should try to tidy it all up.  

The only amount that I know for certain I've lost so far is 0.05 BTC back in Oct 2010.

So:

9050.03
+   0.05
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9050.08
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May 05, 2011, 07:27:33 PM
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0.04 BTC was sent to these special addresses that are likely to never have owners:
http://blockexplorer.com/address/1111111111111111111114oLvT2
http://blockexplorer.com/address/11111111111111111111BZbvjr

I lost a few hundred to a casino that shut down without refunding the BTC.

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May 06, 2011, 01:12:32 AM
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0.04 BTC was sent to these special addresses that are likely to never have owners:
http://blockexplorer.com/address/1111111111111111111114oLvT2
http://blockexplorer.com/address/11111111111111111111BZbvjr

I lost a few hundred to a casino that shut down without refunding the BTC.

9050.08
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9050.12
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May 08, 2011, 05:35:44 PM
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I formatted a drive and lost .05 that I received from the Bitcoin Faucet.

9050.12
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9050.17
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May 08, 2011, 09:27:24 PM
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I've lost 250 BTC.
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May 08, 2011, 09:38:57 PM
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9050.17
+ 250.00
--------
9300.17

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May 08, 2011, 10:52:02 PM
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9300.17
+.05
--------
9300.22

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May 09, 2011, 01:50:04 AM
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I've lost 250 BTC.

May I ask how you lost it?

I don't mean to doubt you, but just want to make sure they're definitely lost.

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