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(The Raw Story)   During a business news segment on Bloomberg TV, anchor gets a Bitcoin ... and then is promptly robbed of it by a viewer   (rawstory.com ) divider line
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10535 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Dec 2013 at 10:42 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-24 10:45:42 AM  
OMG BITCOIN WILL NEVER WORK NOW!  IT'S SETTLED!
 
2013-12-24 10:46:23 AM  

AllDevicesZeroDown: OMG BITCOIN WILL NEVER WORK NOW!  IT'S SETTLED!


Well that escalated quickly
 
2013-12-24 10:46:29 AM  
seems fake to push an agenda, i can tell by the pixels.
 
2013-12-24 10:46:29 AM  
even better, Miller's response to the thief!

/will start  flashing a 'bitcoin' QR code
//will really take you to goats, se?
 
2013-12-24 10:48:08 AM  
I bit a coin once, it tasted like ass and I broke a tooth.
 
2013-12-24 10:49:28 AM  
TV Gold

Hell, PLATINUM!
 
2013-12-24 10:50:26 AM  
Thief: "Okay, you can have it back now."

Miller: "Nah, you keep it."

Classy, gentlemen. Well played.
 
2013-12-24 10:51:50 AM  
I am telling you, I just flashed a fantastic movie plot.

Had such hopes for Now You See Me, but, noooo.
 
2013-12-24 10:53:13 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: I bit a coin once, it tasted like ass and I broke a tooth.


Don't eat ass pennies
 
2013-12-24 10:53:17 AM  
I'll bet he stuck the Bitcoin in his ass before he gave it to him.
Ass-Bitcoins.
 
2013-12-24 10:53:36 AM  
This is one of the many reasons a decentralized digital currency can't work as a primary store of value.
 
2013-12-24 10:54:10 AM  

cgraves67: Thief: "Okay, you can have it back now."

Miller: "Nah, you keep it."

Classy, gentlemen. Well played.


Any many LULZ where had by all.
 
2013-12-24 10:54:29 AM  

AllDevicesZeroDown: OMG BITCOIN WILL NEVER WORK NOW!  IT'S SETTLED!


Let me know when I can print Bitcoins on my 3D printer.
 
2013-12-24 10:54:42 AM  
The lesson in bitcoin security I hope that anchor got out of the ordeal: A bitcoin isn't a laminated certificate that says 'Merry Christmas' and has a QR code, and displaying said QR code in high definition may prove exploitable.
 
2013-12-24 10:55:56 AM  
The comments are the best part.
 
2013-12-24 10:56:19 AM  

chitownmike: Slaves2Darkness: I bit a coin once, it tasted like ass and I broke a tooth.

Don't eat ass pennies


Does anyone know where the ass-penny legend came from? My gramps told me that when I was a kid. Granted, I was putting ass-pennies in my mouth at the time, but I sure never did that again. Thanks gramps!
 
2013-12-24 10:58:37 AM  

FarkerSnow: chitownmike: Slaves2Darkness: I bit a coin once, it tasted like ass and I broke a tooth.

Don't eat ass pennies

Does anyone know where the ass-penny legend came from? My gramps told me that when I was a kid. Granted, I was putting ass-pennies in my mouth at the time, but I sure never did that again. Thanks gramps!


I mean, before the UCB skit. My gramps told me people shove pennies up their ass in like 1982.
 
2013-12-24 11:01:00 AM  
I thought that each bitcoin was valued over $500.  How could they have some amount that's equal to $20?
 
2013-12-24 11:04:17 AM  
And that single, stolen bit-coin?

It's worth $48,903,442.94 today.
 
2013-12-24 11:06:15 AM  

kyleaugustus: I thought that each bitcoin was valued over $500.  How could they have some amount that's equal to $20?


AspectRatio: And that single, stolen bit-coin?

It's worth $48,903,442.94 today.


You two should talk.
 
2013-12-24 11:07:33 AM  

jso2897: AllDevicesZeroDown: OMG BITCOIN WILL NEVER WORK NOW!  IT'S SETTLED!

Let me know when I can print Bitcoins on my 3D printer.


You can if you travel to Mars.
 
2013-12-24 11:08:45 AM  
Miller tweeted. "You can keep the $20 - well earned."

Remember kids, if you steal from someone using electronic devices it's really more like you've earned it.
 
2013-12-24 11:10:01 AM  
"So freaking classic but also a GREAT lesson in bitcoin security!" Miller tweeted. "You can keep the $20 - well earned."

way to promote thievery and compare theft to a day's work.... "well earned" my farking arse!
 
2013-12-24 11:10:04 AM  
mekkab:/will start  flashing a 'bitcoin' QR code
//will really take you to goats, se?

s30.postimg.org
 
2013-12-24 11:10:43 AM  
I'm amazed this is a show that people actually watch.
 
2013-12-24 11:14:48 AM  
I'm totally switching to a currency that can be stolen just by being visible!

Truly, this is the money of TEH FUTUR
 
2013-12-24 11:17:04 AM  
That money could have been spent on healthcare.
 
2013-12-24 11:17:12 AM  

Begoggle: jso2897: AllDevicesZeroDown: OMG BITCOIN WILL NEVER WORK NOW!  IT'S SETTLED!

Let me know when I can print Bitcoins on my 3D printer.

You can if you travel to Mars.


Sssshhhhh!
 
2013-12-24 11:36:34 AM  

kyleaugustus: I thought that each bitcoin was valued over $500.  How could they have some amount that's equal to $20?


You can divide them to 8 decimal places.
 
2013-12-24 11:39:12 AM  

cynicalMFer: mekkab:/will start  flashing a 'bitcoin' QR code
//will really take you to goats, se?
[s30.postimg.org image 200x200]


Hmm... why do I get the feeling that QR code is going to be NSFW?
 
2013-12-24 11:47:39 AM  

AspectRatio: I'm totally switching to a currency that can be stolen just by being visible!

Truly, this is the money of TEH FUTUR


The same thing could have happened if he held up a prepaid gift card with the numbers visible...
 
2013-12-24 11:57:37 AM  
Crime DOES pay!
 
2013-12-24 12:09:22 PM  

Arkanaut: cynicalMFer: mekkab:/will start  flashing a 'bitcoin' QR code
//will really take you to goats, se?
[s30.postimg.org image 200x200]

Hmm... why do I get the feeling that QR code is going to be NSFW?


a2.twimg.com
 
2013-12-24 12:13:13 PM  
So some random reddit dude was watching TV, and saw him pull out the bitcoin certificate, realized it had a readable QR code on it, pulled out his phone, opened his QR Reader app, and snatched it from the screen, in 10 seconds?

Humm.

Though I suppose if he DVR'd it.
 
2013-12-24 12:16:28 PM  

AspectRatio: I'm totally switching to a currency that can be stolen just by being visible!


Flash both sides of your credit card on national TV and get back to me.
 
2013-12-24 12:29:26 PM  

Dinjiin: AspectRatio: I'm totally switching to a currency that can be stolen just by being visible!

Flash both sides of your credit card on national TV and get back to me.


Like this?

0.tqn.com
 
2013-12-24 12:30:11 PM  

BalugaJoe: That money could have been spent on healthcare.


All this paranoia about health care makes me think the left is a bunch of sickly wimps
 
2013-12-24 12:35:18 PM  

Dinjiin: AspectRatio: I'm totally switching to a currency that can be stolen just by being visible!

Flash both sides of your credit card on national TV and get back to me.


That's a stupid comparison.  If you flashed a credit card, you can cancel the card and you are not liable for the charges, even those which happen before you cancel it.

The absolute worst feature of Bitcoin is that there is no recourse for lost bitcoins.  This is touted by a 'feature' by a community divided between scammers/thieves and scam/theft victims.
 
2013-12-24 12:55:10 PM  
Ha Ha ha ha ha.
 
2013-12-24 12:57:36 PM  

Dinjiin: AspectRatio: I'm totally switching to a currency that can be stolen just by being visible!

Flash both sides of your credit card on national TV and get back to me.


Think about this comparison for two more seconds and get back to me.
 
2013-12-24 01:00:59 PM  

frankmanhog: The absolute worst feature of Bitcoin is that there is no recourse for lost bitcoins.


You could say the same thing about cash.

You drop a new $100 bill on the ground and walk away you have no recourse there either. Bitcoin is intended not to replace credit cards as much as be an entire other currency in keeping with the USD, GBP EUR, and everything else. It just so happens to come with its own means of payment too.

I'm not saying Bitcoin is without weaknesses, it's just no different from other cash money in that regard.
 
2013-12-24 01:05:42 PM  

Fear the Clam: Like this?


That's only one side.  Need the CCV code on the back.


frankmanhog: That's a stupid comparison. If you flashed a credit card, you can cancel the card and you are not liable for the charges, even those which happen before you cancel it.


I'll admit that it is a weak comparison, but it isn't stupid.  The core of my argument is that if you flash your account details to the world, somebody can access it.

And charge-backs aren't as infallible as you suggest.  I was once double-charged by a merchant and initiated a charge-back with my credit card company.  The merchant fought it and the charge-back was reversed.  I eventually called the cops and hired an attorney.  Turns out she had been arrested for doing the same thing to somebody else.  But she was now destitute, and there was no money left to retrieve.  At best, I was able to keep her in jail for a while longer.
 
2013-12-24 01:08:04 PM  

Dinjiin: Fear the Clam: Like this?

That's only one side.  Need the CCV code on the back.


frankmanhog: That's a stupid comparison. If you flashed a credit card, you can cancel the card and you are not liable for the charges, even those which happen before you cancel it.

I'll admit that it is a weak comparison, but it isn't stupid.  The core of my argument is that if you flash your account details to the world, somebody can access it.

And charge-backs aren't as infallible as you suggest.  I was once double-charged by a merchant and initiated a charge-back with my credit card company.  The merchant fought it and the charge-back was reversed.  I eventually called the cops and hired an attorney.  Turns out she had been arrested for doing the same thing to somebody else.  But she was now destitute, and there was no money left to retrieve.  At best, I was able to keep her in jail for a while longer.


Right now, it's not illegal to steal bitcoins like this guy did. It's illegal to steal someones credit and their cash though.
 
2013-12-24 01:09:24 PM  

BMFPitt: This is one of the many reasons a decentralized digital currency can't work as a primary store of value.


Unlike hard currency, which as time has proven, cannot be separated from its rightful owner.
 
2013-12-24 01:09:28 PM  

Dinjiin: Fear the Clam: Like this?

That's only one side.  Need the CCV code on the back.


Not always.
 
2013-12-24 01:09:39 PM  

The Rest Are Bait: Right now, it's not illegal to steal bitcoins like this guy did.


Citation please?
 
2013-12-24 01:10:14 PM  
I can take a picture of the $20 bill in my wallet and post it to this thread.

Would doing that enable you to steal it from me?
 
2013-12-24 01:14:35 PM  

AspectRatio: I can take a picture of the $20 bill in my wallet and post it to this thread.

Would doing that enable you to steal it from me?


You can lose the bit of paper with your bitcoin code on it and yet not lose the money if you have a copy elsewhere. Unlike cash where if you lose a bank note you lose the money.

/Swings and roundabouts.
 
2013-12-24 01:25:13 PM  

Dinjiin: The Rest Are Bait: Right now, it's not illegal to steal bitcoins like this guy did.

Citation please?


I'd bet that there are no clear laws against it.
 
2013-12-24 01:38:42 PM  

Scrotastic Method: BMFPitt: This is one of the many reasons a decentralized digital currency can't work as a primary store of value.

Unlike hard currency, which as time has proven, cannot be separated from its rightful owner.


Not sure if serious. Can hard currency be stolen remotely? Can someone steal all the hard money in the world by breaking an algorithm?
 
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