[Chugalug] OT: Bitcoin prices almost at record highs again
wes at the-wes.com
Tue Feb 19 19:23:27 UTC 2013
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ocean's Pi-teen...
> 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 building.
> *- 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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