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May 20, 2012, 07:24:03 AM
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The cracker who stole 18kBTC from Bitcoinica was on IRC this morning giving them away. A number of us posted our addresses with the intent of returning the stolen coins to Bitcoinica. I have setup an address that will be handed over to Bitcoinica (as a wallet.dat file) at some point when they have figured out where I should send it. Therefore, if you have been sent any stolen coins and wish to return them, please forward them on to 1BPKHoL1sAVnfzxnH38RfXYYcHrEcniUKW (see balance).

Note that with Bitcoin-Qt, you will generally not be able to control which coins you are sending. Since a lot of people got the coins in their main wallet, I have backported coderrr's Coin Control to Bitcoin-Qt 0.6.2.

Windows: installer or zip
Source: tar.gz

e3d2ec5694f26eb5f45ea6244aa1c2792ac3e7c87113e0dfae827469eaf31499  bitcoin-0.6.2+coincontrol-win32-setup.exe
a3a067273027232ef009c20a4e0e91410cd59820d7c80c89a45780ad3ba23426  bitcoin-0.6.2+coincontrol-win32.zip
42d04be61b340a17bf8ee8607079c90ddb067300cf1fbb041744c5e162f0bc1a  bitcoin-0.6.2+coincontrol.tar.gz


If someone could post exact instructions on how to use Coin Control for this purpose, I'm sure it would be appreciated!
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May 20, 2012, 07:42:06 AM
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NO, he is NOT still on IRC giving them away. -.-

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May 20, 2012, 07:43:46 AM
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Which IRC chan are we talking about here?
bitcoin-otc?
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May 20, 2012, 08:17:05 AM
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If someone could post exact instructions on how to use Coin Control for this purpose, I'm sure it would be appreciated!

Quick coin-control instructions:

0) Shut down cleanly and install the software luke linked to.
1) Start back up, wait until you have 6 confirms on the coins you want to spend.
2)settings -> options -> display -> check display coin-control features (a coin control tab appears in the main window)
3) Go to the coin control tab and select the address(es) you want to send from.
4) go to the send coins tab, the send from box at the bottom will show the addresses you just selected
5) send the coins like normal

This will probably fail if you only have 6 confirms unless you reduce the amount by 0.0005 fee needed because it's a fast turnaround.  You can either wait 144 transactions or reduce the amount that you're sending by 0.0005.

Please report any problems or other feedback you have related to coincontrol— we'd like to get it in as an official feature in the next version.


We live in a bizarre world— as he was giving out these coins the cracker wrote:

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STATEMENT:: Bitcoinica caused much harm to the value of Bitcoin. They were targeted and destroyed. As sure as Bitcoinica fell, the
value of Bitcoin rose. Profit from devaluation surely destroys a currency.

He also claimed to have deleted all of Bitcoinica's data.

Regardless of how you may or may not agree with his sentiment about Bitcoinica (I think I've previously made my negative views of it clear enough),  theft isn't a noble act— nor is receiving stolen goods. Returning the funds won't bring Bitcoinica back, nor will failing to return them prevent it from coming back.  Keeping the funds will also potentially create annoyances for you down the road when you are mistaken for someone affiliated with the thief.

If you don't like Bitcoinica and wish it didn't exist, the best thing you can do is to keep reminding people about its poor security track record (At least three known coin theft incidents), and that fact that it was a bucketshop— a kind of casino in the guise of a stockmarket where people trade on large multiples of the change in a commodities price— and not a legitimate exchange where actual bitcoins were bought and sold (a fact their FAQ admitted but only in rather technical terms).

In any case, I hope and expect most people will return these coins.

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May 20, 2012, 08:19:16 AM
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do you have a link to any of the transactions where he returned the coins?
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May 20, 2012, 08:24:46 AM
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he has now setup a channel on freenode called #fuckBitcoinica where he continues to give out stolen coins... I urge you all to return them to the address luke-jr has provided.

Feel like donating to me? BTC Address: 14eUVSgBSzLpHXGAfbN9BojXTWvTb91SHJ
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May 20, 2012, 08:44:49 AM
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Please report any problems or other feedback you have related to coincontrol— we'd like to get it in as an official feature in the next version.

Great - will be trying out the patched software shortly - not sure if you or others had noticed my bounty offer but if possible I'd really like to also be able to explicitly specify a "change" address (RPC only would be no problem).

The reason for wanting this additional amount of "coin control" is for non-profit orgs to be able to use the blockchain as a true "public ledger" that can be searched via blockchain.info or blockexplorer.com from a single address.

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May 20, 2012, 09:19:40 AM
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Just sent 1.00 btc of my money to the address Luke provided:

https://blockchain.info/tx-index/6266664/e853f94841e00560f4d42cb201bed54b36abce201da52c3a4d348b737b1c9670

The original transaction from BitcoinHacker is here:

https://blockchain.info/tx-index/6236920/d43282f1ec433cb896ddf7d4a88faa4a202c97ac6e60568eaecfd1df53d82ef6

It's still in the same address.  I'm using blockchain.info, so Luke, if you'd like, I can send you the private keys.
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May 20, 2012, 09:29:46 AM
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Sweet that coin control worked exactly as it should  Grin

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May 20, 2012, 10:25:15 AM
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The cracker who stole 18kBTC from Bitcoinica was on IRC this morning giving them away.

Does anyone know , or have any idea about, his reasoning? Doesn't seem like a rational decision ....

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May 20, 2012, 10:29:07 AM
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The cracker who stole 18kBTC from Bitcoinica was on IRC this morning giving them away.

Does anyone know , or have any idea about, his reasoning? Doesn't seem like a rational decision ....

Something awefull member perhaps? Elitist to the max who doesnt see any value in bitcoin and oblivious to the exchange rate.

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May 20, 2012, 10:29:46 AM
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And how many stolen BTC he returned?

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May 20, 2012, 10:49:33 AM
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A religious nutter that believes Digital Currency is the road to Babylon and the Beasts calling card.

Quote from: Luke-Jr
The cracker who stole 18kBTC from Bitcoinica was on IRC this morning giving them away. A number of us posted our addresses with the intent of returning the stolen coins to Bitcoinica. I have setup an address that will be handed over to Bitcoinica (as a wallet.dat file) at some point when they have figured out where I should send it. Therefore, if you have been sent any stolen coins and wish to return them, please forward them on to 1BPKHoL1sAVnfzxnH38RfXYYcHrEcniUKW (see balance).
Did you use Vanitygen to create the address? How long did it take you to create that 10 character address?

None of the addresses show any hint of 18K BTC. Maybe something indirectly, I'll have to check the original theft thread.

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If BTC became the global currency & money supply = 100 Trillion then ⊅1.00 BTC = $4,761,904.76.
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May 20, 2012, 10:52:03 AM
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check_status: I don't see where the "vanity" in the adress is.
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May 20, 2012, 11:10:25 AM
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So has anyone confirmed that they are coins from Bitcoinica he's giving away?

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May 20, 2012, 11:10:48 AM
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check_status: I don't see where the "vanity" in the adress is.
We all have limitations.

For Bitcoin to be a true global currency the value of BTC needs always to rise.
If BTC became the global currency & money supply = 100 Trillion then ⊅1.00 BTC = $4,761,904.76.
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May 20, 2012, 11:13:34 AM
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Does anyone know , or have any idea about, his reasoning? Doesn't seem like a rational decision ....
... uhm why not? Just because you don´t understand?
In my eyes it is rather stupid not to see loads of possible reasonings behind this attack.
 ... could be just for the fun.
Maybe it´s a well planned attack and some bad coins are now starting to infect the chain.
Oh I praise you glorious crusaders and true believers, carry on to hunt them, doing your part of the work to destroy Bitcoin.





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May 20, 2012, 11:13:43 AM
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So has anyone confirmed that they are coins from Bitcoinica he's giving away?

I did.
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May 20, 2012, 11:22:42 AM
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Does anyone know , or have any idea about, his reasoning? Doesn't seem like a rational decision ....

Judging by the little amounts in the address OP provided, I guess he just wants to distribute the coins the most he can so that following them becomes a harder task.
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May 20, 2012, 12:04:59 PM
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Hacker seems to have left the channel.

What nick and IP was he using ?
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