[Chugalug] OT: Bitcoin prices almost at record highs again

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 18:23:30 UTC 2013


The hacks led to direct losses of bitcoins, and that currently held value
higher than just swiping someones wallet off the table.

Losses in excess total of $66,480,000 estimated.

I cannot even think of a movie that has a plot where bank robbers make off
with more.

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:

> In all fairness those hacks you mentioned were not directly related to the
> bitcoin system itself. They were attacks on websites that offer different
> services for bitcoin.
>
> The "theft" is essentially the same as not securing your online banking
> credentials. It is impossible to steal bitcoins unless you have direct
> access to a persons wallet, which is exactly like having direct access to a
> bank account.
>
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