<p dir="ltr">the article admits that it's near impossible for this to happen as the coalition would need to accumulate over 51% of the network. with the speedy growth of bitcoin that will be hard to obtain and then maintain. </p>

<div class="gmail_quote">On Nov 9, 2013 8:48 PM, "Rod" <<a href="mailto:rod-lists@epbfi.com">rod-lists@epbfi.com</a>> wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
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<div><div><i style="text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;display:block;font-weight:normal;outline:none;padding:0px 0px 0px 1em;vertical-align:baseline;line-height:19px;border-left-color:rgb(221,221,221);color:rgb(54,54,54);text-transform:none;border-left-style:solid;font-size:13px;white-space:normal;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;margin:0.5em;border-left-width:3px;word-spacing:0px">"In the wake of the publication of a new academic paper that says there is a<span> </span><a href="http://hackingdistributed.com/2013/11/04/bitcoin-is-broken/" style="outline:none;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-size:13px;padding:0px;margin:0px;color:rgb(0,47,47);text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">fundamental flaw</a><span> </span>in the Bitcoin protocol that could allow a small cartel of participants to become powerful enough that it could take over the mining process and gather a disproportionate amount of the value in the system, researchers are<span> </span><a href="http://threatpost.com/researchers-debate-value-of-new-bitcoin-attack/102855" style="outline:none;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-size:13px;padding:0px;margin:0px;color:rgb(0,47,47);text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">debating the potential value of the attack</a><span> </span>and whether it's actually practical in the real world.<span> </span></i></div>
<div><a href="http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/11/09/229220/bitcoin-probably-isnt-broken" target="_blank">http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/11/09/229220/bitcoin-probably-isnt-broken</a></div><div><br></div><div>On Sat, 09 Nov 2013 16:06:52 -0500, Stephen Kraus <<a href="mailto:ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com" target="_blank">ub3ratl4sf00@gmail.com</a>> wrote:<br>
</div><br><blockquote style="margin:0 0 0.80ex;border-left:#0000ff 2px solid;padding-left:1ex"><p dir="ltr">Anything can be hacked, given time, determination, and skill.</p>
<p dir="ltr">C'mon it's like rule number one. Never assume anything is totally secure regardless of what you are told.</p>
<div class="gmail_quote">On Nov 9, 2013 3:54 PM, "Lynn Dixon" <<a href="mailto:boodaddy@gmail.com" target="_blank">boodaddy@gmail.com</a>> wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">

<div dir="ltr">Chad,<div>This goes to show that you should protect your Bitcoin wallet, just as you would your back pocket wallet.  </div><div><br></div><div>Bitcoin can't be "hacked".  Wallets can be stolen if you are careless with them, but so can your normal wallet, or purse, or murse.</div>



</div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Chad Smith <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:chad78@gmail.com" target="_blank">chad78@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">



<div dir="ltr">$1.3 Million US Dollars worth of BitCoins stolen<br><br><a href="http://mashable.com/2013/11/08/bitcoin-theft-tradefortress/" target="_blank">http://mashable.com/2013/11/08/bitcoin-theft-tradefortress/</a><br>



<br><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24871444" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24871444</a><br>

<div><br></div><div><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2492813/Bitcoin-site-hacked-1million-virtual-currency-stolen.html" target="_blank">http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2492813/Bitcoin-site-hacked-1million-virtual-currency-stolen.html</a><br>





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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Lynn Dixon <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:boodaddy@gmail.com" target="_blank">boodaddy@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">





<div dir="ltr">DOH!!,!  Matt beat me to it.   Coinbase is pretty nice, and they have some really great merchant tools.  You can send your BTC to coinbase and then sell them.  The profits will be directly deposited into your bank.<div>







<br><div>I'm still gonna shamelessly drop my referral link here for any one else that may be interested: </div><div><br></div><div><a href="https://coinbase.com/?r=521045129757bf315c000063&utm_campaign=user-referral&src=referral-link" target="_blank">https://coinbase.com/?r=521045129757bf315c000063&utm_campaign=user-referral&src=referral-link</a><br>







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On Saturday, November 9, 2013, Matt Keys  wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left-width:1px;border-left-color:rgb(204,204,204);border-left-style:solid;padding-left:1ex">
  
    
  
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    <div>Phil check out <a href="http://coinbase.com" target="_blank">coinbase.com</a>. <br>
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      On 11/09/2013 08:31 AM, Phil Sieg wrote:<br>
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      <div>Well my 9 USB ASIC's have pumped out 3/4 of a bitcoin which
        means if I can figure out how to turn that into dollars I will
        be at break even on hardware.</div>
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      <div>Gonna go look and see how to go from BitMinter to Bank...
        Something tells me it's gonna be frustrating ;-)</div>
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            ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our
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        On Nov 9, 2013, at 12:51 AM, Lynn Dixon <<a>boodaddy@gmail.com</a>>
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          <p dir="ltr">Bitcoin broke another record when compared to the
            US dollar.  $378 will buy one bitcoin now. </p>
          <p dir="ltr">BFL Singles may still be making sizable profits
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