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who stole my bitcoins?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Lauriat, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    LOL i'm joking, but someone stole over 2 million worth of bitcoins from silkroad.
    Its huge amount of money. Apparently it pays off to be a hacker :)
     
  2. kideze

    kideze Elite Member

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    silkroad hasn't been around for awhile....
     
  3. OnlineA

    OnlineA Regular Member

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    Is it really that easy to sell bitcoin for real cash? They might have $2mil worth of bitcoin at current prices. But that can be $1mil tomorrow or even less. And isn't it a lot of work to exchange for cash? I'm talking about these kind of amount, not thousands.
     
  4. banchi08

    banchi08 Regular Member

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    Looking at the nature of silkroad, I doubt it. Seems to me silkroad 2.0 is just a huge scam in an attempt to steal money from the black market. They just had the opportunity to blame it to "hackers" when a supposed "exploit" was revealed by Mt.Gox.
     
  5. JasonS

    JasonS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Silkroad is just pretty scam, btw!

    I've an idea.

    Start a BTC trading site,
    Run it till you get a load of BTC in your system,
    Transfer all of the coins to another of your account,
    Publish the press that your site have been hacked,
    Blame it all on hackers,

    $$$PROFIT$$$
     
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  6. Chris22

    Chris22 Regular Member

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    The conspiracy theorist in me is convinced that this is what's been happening
     
  7. dirtbag

    dirtbag Senior Member

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    Pretty crazy that the little bit of time Silkroad 2.0 has been going they managed to amass that many Bitcoins. I'm clearly in the wrong business, lol.
     
  8. DopeBoi

    DopeBoi Newbie

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    and the funny thing is no one can do anything if they decide to just run with your money
     
  9. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    same if you get robbed, if someone steals your credit card the credit card company will fight for your money "really it's their money", if you get mugged on the streets you file a police report and you probably have a 1% chance of finding the person let alone getting your money back.
     
  10. Chris22

    Chris22 Regular Member

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    Except with bitcoin, every transaction is traceable through the blockchain. I wouldn't be surprised if people are building tools to de-anonyminize (SP?) bitcoin users. There are always weak points in the chain, such as whenever a transaction is made with the btc wallets of popular exchanges, they tend to hold user details so I'm sure it's not totally out of the reach of the FBI/NSA.
     
  11. dirtbag

    dirtbag Senior Member

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    The Blockchain is very transparent, with the ability for anyone to view transactions and where they are going, as far as I understand. I really don't understand how millions of dollars in Bitcoin just disappear. Surely they are able to track that large a wallet and where it gets split up and washed out at. The more visible Bitcoin becomes in the mainstream the more governments will work to strip it's anonymity. Governments around the world are already scrambling to ban or regulate it, which is only going to push more taxpayer dollars towards finding means of traceability to hunt down tax evaders. Which is really all the governments care about.