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  Reply # 2174168 6-Feb-2019 22:31
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dt:

 

Reminds me of when $450 million in bitcoin just went "missing" from mt gox

 

 

 

 

One of the guys from the second largest exchange btc-e later got charged with helping launder the stolen BTC and possibly being even more involved.. 


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  Reply # 2174286 7-Feb-2019 10:04
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Talkiet:

 

One of the tiniest silly things I love about the Crypto craze/crash/new stories is how newspapers ABSOLUTELY cannot stop themselves using a rendered image of a coin in every story so we know what a Bitcoin looks like...

 

 

I see you can buy actual Bitcoins on Aliexpress. They look quite cool and they're super cheap, some less than $1! https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20190206130329&SearchText=bitcoin


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2174346 7-Feb-2019 11:13
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Thankyou! That is hilarious and I have just ordered some. I can't wait for a scammer to demand bitcoin now :-)

 

 

 

N

 

 


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  Reply # 2174360 7-Feb-2019 11:49
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Talkiet:

 

Thankyou! That is hilarious and I have just ordered some. I can't wait for a scammer to demand bitcoin now :-)

 

 

Let us know if they look the same as they do in the photos. If they do then I'll buy some and use them to impress people ("Here you go my good man, have a bitcoin for your trouble!")


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  Reply # 2174378 7-Feb-2019 12:13
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One of the guys from the second largest exchange btc-e later got charged with helping launder the stolen BTC and possibly being even more involved.. 

 

 

 

 

CEO was found dead in her apartment not long after it all happened too.. I wonder if a lot of bad people lost a lot of money.. 


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  Reply # 2174399 7-Feb-2019 13:04
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  Reply # 2174401 7-Feb-2019 13:06
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Now that people can't ride the bubble we're back to exit scamming exchanges. Has nobody learned anything from MtGox? Banking regulations exist for a reason





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  Reply # 2174409 7-Feb-2019 13:18
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MurrayM:

 

Talkiet:

 

One of the tiniest silly things I love about the Crypto craze/crash/new stories is how newspapers ABSOLUTELY cannot stop themselves using a rendered image of a coin in every story so we know what a Bitcoin looks like...

 

 

I see you can buy actual Bitcoins on Aliexpress. They look quite cool and they're super cheap, some less than $1! https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20190206130329&SearchText=bitcoin

 

 

You can buy real bitcoin coins too.

 

They work thus:

 

You create a bitcoin address and send one bitcoin to that address.

 

You mint a coin that looks a lot like the photos that you see on the web.

 

Then, you engrave the bitcoin address and the associated crypto key on the coin.

 

Now you have a coin that really is worth one bitcoin - so long as nobody else knows the key.

 

I have seen one of these coins and could verify that there was a real bitcoin at the address on the metal coin.


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  Reply # 2174421 7-Feb-2019 13:51
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The problem being 

 

a) Yes that's cool *

 

b) Someone only has to have access to the physical coin for a moment and then can access the funds without keeping the coin.

 

Cheers - N

 

* Sorry, I mean stupid... not cool.


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  Reply # 2191875 6-Mar-2019 05:56
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There is an update on this one.

 

Investigators have gained access to the locked laptop and have examined the alleged cold storage facility used by the exchange.

 

It is empty.

 

The coins went out months ago.

 

They are attempting to find out where they went.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47454528

 

 


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  Reply # 2191881 6-Mar-2019 06:54
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jpoc:

 

There is an update on this one.

 

Investigators have gained access to the locked laptop and have examined the alleged cold storage facility used by the exchange.

 

It is empty.

 

The coins went out months ago.

 

They are attempting to find out where they went.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47454528

 

 

 

 

He did a runner :P

 

 


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  Reply # 2192975 7-Mar-2019 13:13
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I like this comment someone else made[0]:

 

For some reason this sounds like the plot of a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

CEO of Crypto Company...

 

1) Takes time off to build orphanage in region noted for fake deaths.

 

2) Subsequently dies unexpectedly.

 

3) Is immediately cremated.

 

4) Wife waits a month before saying "oh by the way he is dead"

 

5) Wife claims all keys on encrypted laptop

 

6) World watches as wallets mysteriously empty

 

7) Experts crack laptop

 

8) All wallets turn up in fact empty

 

9) $140 million disappears into the ether

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2193011 7-Mar-2019 14:17
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You can do anything if you have enough money in this world. 


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  Reply # 2193232 7-Mar-2019 20:52
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Plot twist: investigators finally opened his laptop and the cryptowallet is empty. Been empty for months.

 

My guess? Guy faked his death and is now living in Europe with a bought passport.

 

Seriously, these exchanges seems to be a hive of scum and villainy.

 

[Update: oh, this is on page two, missed it but yes, my comment above remains]





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  Reply # 2193259 7-Mar-2019 21:31
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My guess? Guy faked his death and is now living in Europe with a bought passport.

 

 

In Wanaka or Queenstown possibly,  Gulfstream in for a few days every decade in a mansion with a panic room.


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