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(CNN)   U.S. seizes $30 million in stolen crypto from North Korean hackers. Will be worth about $27.23 in a day or two   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-09-08 11:48:52 PM  
So much for untraceable
 
2022-09-08 11:59:59 PM  

BlazeTrailer: So much for untraceable


who told you crypto was untraceable?
 
2022-09-09 12:02:41 AM  
That's about 1% of their entire GDP.

Someone and his family is going to disappear for this mistake.
 
2022-09-09 12:03:54 AM  
Who would do something like that, and why?

/Sorry, I had to link it
//Never fails to make me laugh
 
2022-09-09 12:04:28 AM  
Can you really seize something that doesn't exist?
 
2022-09-09 12:12:32 AM  

chitownmike: Can you really seize something that doesn't exist?


data can be and is seized all the time.
 
2022-09-09 12:34:16 AM  
That is a great headline
 
2022-09-09 12:34:44 AM  
"U.S. seizes $30 million in stolen crypto from North Korean hackers. Will be worth about $27.23 in a day or two"

Or pay off the national debt and fund the military for 30 years.
 
2022-09-09 12:42:33 AM  
I thought that was the whole thing about Blockchain payments. It is forever coded who has that payment and for what reason. Thought it was supposed to usher in a whole new era of transparency and accountability.
 
2022-09-09 12:49:16 AM  
I notice that TFA doesn't say they're actually giving it back to the rightful owners.
 
2022-09-09 12:59:53 AM  

The Brains: I thought that was the whole thing about Blockchain payments. It is forever coded who has that payment and for what reason. Thought it was supposed to usher in a whole new era of transparency and accountability.


The article mentions 'mixers', which are like the money laundering services for crypto. It's why a ton of wallets are being frozen - because something went in or out of one of these mixers.
 
2022-09-09 2:26:57 AM  

replacementcool: BlazeTrailer: So much for untraceable

who told you crypto was untraceable?


I learned it from watching YOU!
 
2022-09-09 2:50:49 AM  

jjorsett: I notice that TFA doesn't say they're actually giving it back to the rightful owners.


Code is law, my friend. The rightful owner is who possesses it.
 
2022-09-09 3:54:29 AM  
I don't get all the hate on bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. For most people their money already is digital. Only Luddites and crack dealers still walk around with wallets full of paper. The difference is that dollars, physical or otherwise, are guaranteed to lose value through inflation and dilution. On top of that we give banks a king's ransom in fees for moving and storing this depreciating asset.

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Flaws and all crypto is an antidote to this problem. Other than gold (which isn't very practical) I can't think of a viable alternative.
 
2022-09-09 4:08:32 AM  

HoratioGates: "U.S. seizes $30 million in stolen crypto from North Korean hackers. Will be worth about $27.23 in a day or two"

Or pay off the national debt and fund the military for 30 years.


with Crypto?  What are you an optimist?
 
2022-09-09 4:09:31 AM  

doosh: I don't get all the hate on bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. For most people their money already is digital. Only Luddites and crack dealers still walk around with wallets full of paper. The difference is that dollars, physical or otherwise, are guaranteed to lose value through inflation and dilution. On top of that we give banks a king's ransom in fees for moving and storing this depreciating asset.

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Flaws and all crypto is an antidote to this problem. Other than gold (which isn't very practical) I can't think of a viable alternative.


Bitcoin isn't backed by fiat.  It's backed by magic and dipshiats online think that's superior for some reason.  It's not that the currency is digital, it's that its value is imaginary.
 
2022-09-09 6:32:49 AM  
I'm visualizing cartoonish FBI avatars kicking some ninja-looking dudes' asses in a video game reality and grabbing their gold.
 
2022-09-09 6:40:44 AM  
Nintenfreak:

Bitcoin isn't backed by fiat.  It's backed by magic and dipshiats online think that's superior for some reason.  It's not that the currency is digital, it's that its value is imaginary.

Man, and here I was allllmost bamboozled by these industry insiders and techies wasting literal trillions of dollars into some Ponzi scheme, lolz! I'm so lucky to learn from actual experts like you. Thank you Fark!
 
2022-09-09 8:37:27 AM  

Nintenfreak: Bitcoin isn't backed by fiat.  It's backed by magic and dipshiats online think that's superior for some reason.  It's not that the currency is digital, it's that its value is imaginary.


So exactly the same as every other currency in existence.
 
2022-09-09 11:23:37 AM  

Virtue: Nintenfreak: Bitcoin isn't backed by fiat.  It's backed by magic and dipshiats online think that's superior for some reason.  It's not that the currency is digital, it's that its value is imaginary.

So exactly the same as every other currency in existence.


No.

The USD-  while 'fiat'-- is backed by the notion that the US economy can produce wealth over time and will be here tommorow.   In effect, that the United States is a "going concern" in business speak.

Crypto is backed by a fervent belief by its holders that it should be worth something.
 
2022-09-09 11:26:31 AM  
Money is imaginary.
 
2022-09-09 2:22:24 PM  
Productivity dropped in beginning of year at highest rate seen in 70 years.   This is due to lots of job switching, job leverage, and other inefficiencies.

If you think your corporate overlords are going to allow that to happen in America, you must be new here or brainwashed by the propaganda.
 
2022-09-09 3:19:33 PM  

Nintenfreak: HoratioGates: "U.S. seizes $30 million in stolen crypto from North Korean hackers. Will be worth about $27.23 in a day or two"

Or pay off the national debt and fund the military for 30 years.

with Crypto?  What are you an optimist?


Just noting the inherent volatility in the market.  I know a guy who got into Bitcoin early, when you could still mine it yourself, who at one point had made enough to completely pay off his mortgage.

I don't think he did though, and his portfolio has shrunk considerably from the highs.  Like any form of gambling, if it didn't occasionally go up people would stop playing the game... but people don't tend to quit while they are ahead.
 
2022-09-10 12:17:34 AM  

SaturnShadow: Money is imaginary.


yes money is imaginary, but it has value because of the institutions that back it up.
 
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