[Chugalug] OT: Bitcoin prices almost at record highs again
chad78 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 18:26:49 UTC 2013
The one where they all sit around the one hacker guy and watch him sweatily
type for 2 hours and then high-five and walk in front of some beautiful
*- Chad W. Smith*
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 12:23 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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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