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June 21, 2012, 03:30:11 AM
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http://bitcoinweekly.com/articles/a-list-of-major-bitcoin-thefts-scams-hacks-and-losses

Now that this article is published, I can officially say this:

Bitcoin Weekly is ALIVE! Its death have been greatly exaggerated.

Note that I am a terrible writer and there's possibly lot of grammar errors that still remain in the article. Let me know some of the mistake.

Lastly, future publication will not be free. It will be funded via crowdsourcing for each batch of new materials and updates.

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June 21, 2012, 08:37:21 AM
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Nearly a hundred views but no recorded visit or response? Weird.  Huh

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June 21, 2012, 03:33:01 PM
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Nearly a hundred views but no recorded visit or response? Weird.  Huh

quick read.  no comment other than I'm actually surprised the list is so short.

Wasn't there something about 378k coins being lost?  Or was that user error?

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June 21, 2012, 06:40:56 PM
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Gosh, I recall some dood bragging you aught to use mybitcoin, Huge bragging, big ass write up thread a week prior of everything getting stolen from mybitcoin, I pulled out my 2 btc week and half prior of the indecent. I still, to this day cannot find this thread or who the OP was. But i bet he had something to do with it.
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June 21, 2012, 06:47:54 PM
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quick read.  no comment other than I'm actually surprised the list is so short.

Wasn't there something about 378k coins being lost?  Or was that user error?

Sorry for the list being so short! In the future, more and more content will be added to the list. There's a link to a list where I got events to research from, but it doesn't have citations and the details differ.

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June 21, 2012, 06:48:45 PM
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Gosh, I recall some dood bragging you aught to use mybitcoin, Huge bragging, big ass write up thread a week prior of everything getting stolen from mybitcoin, I pulled out my 2 btc week and half prior of the indecent. I still, to this day cannot find this thread or who the OP was. But i bet he had something to do with it.
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Chris Brunner <chris.brunner@gmail.com> Jun 20 10:48AM -0700 

    What a scam... The only difference between TORwallet and MyBitcoin is that
    this site is running behind a Tor hidden service.
     
    On Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3:15:31 PM UTC-5, Bruce Wagner wrote:

     

    Bruce Wagner <bruce@brucewagner.com> Jun 20 02:25PM -0400 

    Well, yes, it could be a scam.
     
    Or it could be totally legit and honest.
     
    We have no way of knowing.
     
    MyBitcoin appeared to run completely legitimately for YEARS... before
    stealing everyone's money one day.
     
    Just like EVERY other online exchange or wallet. We have no way of
    knowing what the operator(s) will do.
     
    There's no difference between it and.... MtGox, InstaWallet, or any
    of the other exchange/wallet services.
     
    In every case, you are totally trusting your money to a complete stranger.
     
    Let's face it, does anyone personally know the people behind any of them...?
     
    And even if you do, does that mean they won't disappear with your money...?
     
    Effectively, they may as well be anonymous behind an anonymous tor site....
     
    I hope users keep this in mind NO MATTER WHICH online exchange or
    online wallet they use.
     
    Store Only very small amounts of money, for very brief periods of time.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Bruce Wagner
     
    http://brucewagner.com
     
     

     

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June 21, 2012, 06:55:58 PM
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Was it this guy?

Getting burnt seems to make you a reasonable man. But this guy have a terrible reputation due to alleged housing scams that he ran.

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June 21, 2012, 06:57:31 PM
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Was it this guy?

Getting burnt seems to make you a reasonable man. But this guy have a terrible reputation due to alleged housing scams that he ran.

I know. We were all watching it unfold on SA.

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June 21, 2012, 07:02:20 PM
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Gosh, I recall some dood bragging you aught to use mybitcoin, Huge bragging, big ass write up thread a week prior of everything getting stolen from mybitcoin, I pulled out my 2 btc week and half prior of the indecent. I still, to this day cannot find this thread or who the OP was. But i bet he had something to do with it.
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Chris Brunner <chris.brunner@gmail.com> Jun 20 10:48AM -0700 

    What a scam... The only difference between TORwallet and MyBitcoin is that
    this site is running behind a Tor hidden service.
     
    On Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3:15:31 PM UTC-5, Bruce Wagner wrote:

     

    Bruce Wagner <bruce@brucewagner.com> Jun 20 02:25PM -0400 

    Well, yes, it could be a scam.
     
    Or it could be totally legit and honest.
     
    We have no way of knowing.
     
    MyBitcoin appeared to run completely legitimately for YEARS... before
    stealing everyone's money one day.
     
    Just like EVERY other online exchange or wallet. We have no way of
    knowing what the operator(s) will do.
     
    There's no difference between it and.... MtGox, InstaWallet, or any
    of the other exchange/wallet services.
     
    In every case, you are totally trusting your money to a complete stranger.
     
    Let's face it, does anyone personally know the people behind any of them...?
     
    And even if you do, does that mean they won't disappear with your money...?
     
    Effectively, they may as well be anonymous behind an anonymous tor site....
     
    I hope users keep this in mind NO MATTER WHICH online exchange or
    online wallet they use.
     
    Store Only very small amounts of money, for very brief periods of time.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Bruce Wagner
     
    http://brucewagner.com
     
     

     

It could be the guy, this was almost a year ago, but if I did see the thread, I'd definitely recognize it. The thread was made here before it became bitcointalk.org. And became to grow massively, a lot of us pop in, stating safest way is your own wallet and opposing his thread.
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June 21, 2012, 07:16:13 PM
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49% of total reserve gone for MyBitcoin is corrected to 51% of total reserve gone for MyBitcoin based on en.bitcoin.it's article. However, I still have no idea where the number for the stolen bitcoin comes from. I saw it in the original list, but I do not see any citations.

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