I was at DEF CON 21 this weekend and in between drinking and drinking, caught several demonstrations of this ridiculous thing:
Following are dozens of quotes, mostly dredged from reddit and Bitcointalk.
- Sure, but it beats verifying all the transactions by hand like they did in the old days of quaint paper money, hahaha those poor bastards with their ”cash registers” and shillings and whatnot.
- I love this. People who try to make points like this against bitcoin don’t seem to realize how infantile cash and banking systems are in comparison.
- this is governments going OMG/WTF bitcoin is real–it’s a strong currency in the midst of our little currency war. All currencies are competing to devalue, simultaneously. BTC isn’t. This is like prohibition; as soon as inflation picks up, the masses will come.
- Using Xbox or PS3 to mine coins? Anybody tried this before? I know their GPU’s aren’t top of the line, but for people like me who don’t game much they could be going to much better use.
- I don’t think we are near the peak either. It’s fascinating to watch bitcoin grow, evolve and get its financial tentacles all over things.
Someone just sent this into my inbox. Apparently this is video that was accidently broadcast 2-3minutes before the beginning of the Bitcoin show. It’s obvious Bruce didn’t know the camera was broadcasting out during this conversation.
Lionhat Security takes claim for Mt. Gox hack and user dump, taunts owners and promises next black friday.
I just received an email from a reliable source (who clued me into the Mt. Gox hack well before the bitcoin forums knew) which points to a security group taking response for the hack and database dump today.
Subject: mt.gox hack 2day
i know the guys who hacked into mt.gox and dumped the data today. they released about 60k usernames/passes (hashed), but say they are hanging on to the good stuff for now, preparing for another major crash (without correction this time they say)
these guys aren’t lulsec or anon, think bigger picture, esp. in an unreg market like bitcoins
He sent me a link to a manafesto from Lionhat Security, who taunts the lead developer storing US customer info overseas and who’s previous experience includes iPhone applications.
Another release from lionhat security
bitcoin sure has come a long way lately? people moving their life savings around, putting it all in mtgox. well you saw what happened the other day what we were able to acquire from them. maybe you shouldn’t have trusted an 18 year old whose credentials include an iphone soundboard app with your offsite servers. also, shouldn’t he have been paying attention to transactions instead of attending anime conventions?
well, good luck with the mining and all, we’re halfway there with the next black fridayQQ
so throw a few coins our way and we’ll give you a little preview of what we have in store next in addition to some more goodies we got from the last hack
– lionhat security – in kimshe we trust
They included a bitcoin block link so maybe they’re looking to cash in on the same penny BTC action from today, who knows.
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Probably would have stolen your wallet.dat while you were asleep anyways
This poor schmuck had a lot of money in bitcoins and accidently deleted his wallet file. Because it’s P2P there’s no central place to store your funds so if it’s gone, it’s gone for good.
That’s close to a quarter of a million dollars by today’s valuation.