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(BBC)   MtGox seems to have found $116m of their lost bitcoins. Maybe they should check under the cushions of their sofa next?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 21
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2014-03-21 09:47:38 AM
5 votes:
That's why I use 'letstradepogs.org' for all of my space dollar banking.
2014-03-21 09:39:01 AM
4 votes:
How do you "Find" something that doesn't exist??

Oh, yeah, I "found" "Jesus".


/he was out pulling weeds in my garden.
2014-03-21 09:30:54 AM
4 votes:
I wonder what they're going to do with their "found" $100M in bitcoins?  I mean, $85M in bitcoins is a lot of money.  I think they should return their found $60M in bitcoins to their rightful owner.  I'm sure they'll be quite happy when you say "here you go, I found your $15M in lost bitcoins!"
2014-03-21 11:19:15 AM
2 votes:

spawn73: BeesNuts: spawn73: MelGoesOnTour: spawn73: MelGoesOnTour: When are fans of bitcoins finally going to give it up and agree that the test failed. Bitcoin enthusiasts probably still speak Esperanto, too, and are trying to get everyone else "on board".

When are people like you going to give up?

As soon as people like you grow up and stop living in your techno-fantasyland.

I don't think its a fantasy that Bitcoin is an exellent way to make online payments or transferring money.

Though of course, it might be that particular aspect you're objecting too.

Why is it better than, say, money?

You mean other forms of currency.

Bitcoin is better than for example USDollars because you can transfer them instantly from end of the world to another without incurring a fee, aswell as risking having your money arbritarely seized ie. as is the case with Paypal.


That last sentence broke my irony meter. Please withdraw some bitcoins from Mt. Gox so I can buy a new one.
2014-03-21 11:03:31 AM
2 votes:
Ah, bitcoin. Where internet libertarians go to re-learn why we have financial regulations in the real world.
2014-03-21 10:47:25 AM
2 votes:
There are going to be a lot of upset and broke nerds when this ultimately fails spectacularly.

/works with a lot of miners
//no rage like nerd rage
2014-03-21 10:37:06 AM
2 votes:
www.tickld.com
2014-03-21 02:19:15 PM
1 votes:
Yes, they found THEIR bitcoins, not YOUR bitcoins.
2014-03-21 02:01:51 PM
1 votes:
Think I know why they went tits up.
2014-03-21 11:29:13 AM
1 votes:

NateAsbestos: That said, truly this is the currency of the future.


Obviously NOT!

i.imgur.com
2014-03-21 10:55:58 AM
1 votes:

BeesNuts: I don't think its a fantasy that Bitcoin is an exellent way to make online payments or transferring money.

Though of course, it might be that particular aspect you're objecting too.


Why is it better than, say, money?


Because it's INTERNET MONEY. The internet makes everything better - like pets.com.

Oh, and it saves merchants (not buyers) about 2 to 3% on transactions vs credit cards. Credit cards that protect buyers from fraudulent transactions.

Yet bitcoiners are surprised people don't scream "sign me up" after hearing this.
2014-03-21 10:47:14 AM
1 votes:

iheartscotch: I'm sorry; but, why didn't they give each coin a unique serial number; so they could track it? That's like the first thing you'd do when creating a new currency. The second? HASH ALL THE THINGS!


They didn't WANT bitcoins tracked, that was the entire point.

That said, truly this is the currency of the future.
2014-03-21 10:45:59 AM
1 votes:
Yup.  Because they say so.  This is the most Fiat-Y currency this side of Italy.


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Pictured: Bitcoins.
2014-03-21 10:41:04 AM
1 votes:

packman_jon: Which is funny considering how many of them love BitCoin because it's not backed by any authority.  And (somehow) it will bring down feminism.  Seriously.


There is absolutely nothing mentally unstable or irrational about someone who holds that opinion. No siree bob.
2014-03-21 10:38:31 AM
1 votes:

UNC_Samurai: hardinparamedic: MelGoesOnTour: When are fans of bitcoins finally going to give it up and agree that the test failed. Bitcoin enthusiasts probably still speak Esperanto, too, and are trying to get everyone else "on board".

Most people who are into BitCoins as more than a side hobby are die-hard libertarians who believe it's going to be the BIG THING as soon as the Dollar, Yen, Euro, Pound Sterling, Franc, Deusche Mark, Ruble, and Lira completely collapse on the international market.

It's been hilarious watching the drama, particularly on r/bitcoin, as all these libertarians and anarcho-capitalists start screaming that some authority needs to step in and police the entities that scammed them.  It's like they're learning how financial regulations work, one mistake at a time.


Which is funny considering how many of them love BitCoin because it's not backed by any authority.  And (somehow) it will bring down feminism.  Seriously.
2014-03-21 10:27:27 AM
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: MelGoesOnTour: When are fans of bitcoins finally going to give it up and agree that the test failed. Bitcoin enthusiasts probably still speak Esperanto, too, and are trying to get everyone else "on board".

Most people who are into BitCoins as more than a side hobby are die-hard libertarians who believe it's going to be the BIG THING as soon as the Dollar, Yen, Euro, Pound Sterling, Franc, Deusche Mark, Ruble, and Lira completely collapse on the international market.


It's been hilarious watching the drama, particularly on r/bitcoin, as all these libertarians and anarcho-capitalists start screaming that some authority needs to step in and police the entities that scammed them.  It's like they're learning how financial regulations work, one mistake at a time.
2014-03-21 09:50:01 AM
1 votes:

iheartscotch: If it's hashed and it has a serial number; there's no way to use the stolen ones. Just depreciate the missing serial numbers and issue new coins in the place of the old.


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2014-03-21 09:45:35 AM
1 votes:
They put a BitCoin ATM machine (for lack of a better term) at South Station in Boston last month.  The first few weeks, there were teams of young guys flagging people down and trying to sell them on the benefits and trying to get them to stop and check out the machine.

I walked past it yesterday and the thing wasnt on.  I dont really know anything about BitCoins but I did not take that as a good sign.
2014-03-21 09:42:04 AM
1 votes:

MelGoesOnTour: When are fans of bitcoins finally going to give it up and agree that the test failed. Bitcoin enthusiasts probably still speak Esperanto, too, and are trying to get everyone else "on board".


Most people who are into BitCoins as more than a side hobby are die-hard libertarians who believe it's going to be the BIG THING as soon as the Dollar, Yen, Euro, Pound Sterling, Franc, Deusche Mark, Ruble, and Lira completely collapse on the international market.
2014-03-21 09:36:36 AM
1 votes:

Khellendros: I wonder what they're going to do with their "found" $100M in bitcoins?  I mean, $85M in bitcoins is a lot of money.  I think they should return their found $60M in bitcoins to their rightful owner.  I'm sure they'll be quite happy when you say "here you go, I found your $15M in lost bitcoins!"


I didn't realize that the police had found the $7.5 million in bit coins...
2014-03-21 09:30:56 AM
1 votes:

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: That's probably enough to put most of their investors back to where they were in October or whenever it was before bitcoin soared in price.  They may have been screwed out of their gains, but maybe most of them will not be completely boned.


did you read the article?  They found 200,000 coins that only existed in 2011, so they've only lost 650,000 coins.

They've still screwed people, but it turns out a bit of spittle was used as lube... or maybe a pillow was available for a few customers to bite on.
 
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