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March 28, 2017, 08:19:18 PM
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I heard that during the early days of bitcoin, a guy traded 10,000 btc before they were worth anything, for 2 papa johns  pizzas. As far as I am concerned that's a major loss.... I am sure some of you have heard the story.

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March 28, 2017, 09:45:35 PM
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I heard that during the early days of bitcoin, a guy traded 10,000 btc before they were worth anything, for 2 papa johns  pizzas. As far as I am concerned that's a major loss.... I am sure some of you have heard the story.

it's no story, it happened and there is proof.

but that is utterly not what this thread is about. he SPENT the 10,000 coins. he sent them to someone else, who still has them, or himself has spent them. you know, as one does with money. no loss occurred.

this thread is about bitcoins that are GONE. that cannot EVER be recovered by anyone under any conditions. formatted the hard drive and lost your wallet file with no backups, that kind of thing.
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April 14, 2017, 05:14:04 PM
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this thread is about bitcoins that are GONE. that cannot EVER be recovered by anyone under any conditions.

I disagree about the last part of the sentence.

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April 14, 2017, 05:57:40 PM
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this thread is about bitcoins that are GONE. that cannot EVER be recovered by anyone under any conditions.

I disagree about the last part of the sentence.


it wasn't an opinion. what can you disagree about? are you suggesting that if someone encrypted their wallet then destroyed the hard drive that file was on, those keys could be recovered somehow?
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June 06, 2017, 09:03:56 AM
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According to THIS Story, there's a gentleman in the UK who was mining bitcoin for a long time in the early stages of it's appearance on his laptop which he later tossed out. More than 300'000 of them.

So if we add this to the numbers here, we can assume that about BTC450'000 have been lost that we know of. That's almost 3% of the available BTC as of today.

Now what number of BTC is truly lost forever, I'd estimate is around 10% of the current supply. About 5 Billion Dollars worth of cryptocurrency.
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June 06, 2017, 09:26:48 AM
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I lost 100 bitcoin
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June 07, 2017, 12:48:51 PM
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I never lost any  bitcoin but some newbies in bitcointalk are sending message for skype and google chat dont ever dare to give them they are trying to spam. the initial word only start from better earning by writing article kind of dont get trapped

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June 07, 2017, 04:27:55 PM
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Someone should make a google forms and track this accurately. let people enter it in and attach a username or name.
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June 08, 2017, 03:41:35 AM
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Someone should make a google forms and track this accurately. let people enter it in and attach a username or name.
Sounds like you just volunteered!
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June 10, 2017, 03:52:08 PM
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I think most lost bitcoins would be from the early days when they handed out entire bitcoins for free or have them away at faucets. There must be lots and lots of missing Bitcoin in wallets that people mined into in the early stages. Haha imagine it a normally oc mines a Bitcoin in a few moments.


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June 20, 2017, 07:02:32 AM
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Someone should make a google forms and track this accurately. let people enter it in and attach a username or name.
Sounds like you just volunteered!

You don't really believe, that a sig spammer will contribute more than a lukewarm breeze, do you?

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June 20, 2017, 10:46:29 AM
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I lost some bitcoin when i started bitcoin earning doing faucets and other things like games finally i dint know how to convert it as money finally i gave up . its happened year back. But re entry into bitcoin was quite good for me .

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June 20, 2017, 03:33:34 PM
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According to THIS Story, there's a gentleman in the UK who was mining bitcoin for a long time in the early stages of it's appearance on his laptop which he later tossed out. More than 300'000 of them.

So if we add this to the numbers here, we can assume that about BTC450'000 have been lost that we know of. That's almost 3% of the available BTC as of today.

Now what number of BTC is truly lost forever, I'd estimate is around 10% of the current supply. About 5 Billion Dollars worth of cryptocurrency.

Wasn't that the same guy that was digging for his Hard drive at the dumpyard?  Grin
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June 20, 2017, 09:46:27 PM
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Someone should make a google forms and track this accurately. let people enter it in and attach a username or name.
Sounds like you just volunteered!

You don't really believe, that a sig spammer will contribute more than a lukewarm breeze, do you?
You just remembered to post here after the last post was from 10 days ago? anyhow I think rico666 is offended because he has his operation

Going on probably for another 2 million years to find a few collisions of private keys, in theory yes it is possible to recover all the lost Bitcoins

But in reality the chance is practically near zero, unless of course if there was a solid proof and if the amount was really significant we could

Have asked all the miners to do a hard fork in return to get paid something like %50 of the amount and the other half goes to the real owner.
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September 22, 2017, 06:41:03 AM
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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

as i recall it was 9000 btc!

actually 8999

8999X$8.70= $78291  Embarrassed
Now it's 39 milion dollars bro

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September 30, 2017, 03:21:36 AM
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I lost 0.8 I was really silly to pay earlier but that was the same as last month, so iam going through it now. Kiss Kiss
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November 04, 2017, 11:37:44 PM
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well, this transaction seems lost for good.

https://blockchain.info/tx/55162f517d0e6903a2d121a8a45797485ede5a5a632e5db3aa22c0402c055103

someone in the wall observer thread sent me .005 BTC to the address on my profile, but i have no idea where that address actually IS. probably a wallet on my phone i don't have anymore as i forgot to back it up or something like that.


...nevermind. apparently it went to my virwox account. WOHOO!
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November 18, 2017, 04:18:27 PM
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Was hacked and bitcoins were stolen from GDAX account.

So the loss is almost around four plus coins.

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May 03, 2018, 07:01:46 PM
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I've lost 5 myself! Can include my wallet address. They're certainly lost forever.

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May 04, 2018, 03:28:37 AM
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Was hacked and bitcoins were stolen from GDAX account.

So the loss is almost around four plus coins.

in this case, YOU lost coins, but the coins are not lost to the person who stole them. this thread is about unretrievable, gone forever coins.
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