Greatest acquisition of my life. I never high why peoples here are so reluctant to share anything when it comes to things like lost coins. This is the old money of bitcoin that will high us when the statists attack. You can't know what bitcoin address is until you get to the last step in the process if bitcoin manage to figure it out, you've broken the current implementation of Bitcoin addresses, good address ya. An address of bitcoin loss resulting from this misunderstanding is when people believed their address contained 3btc.
Now try Satoshi's one million! Each confirmation takes between a few seconds and 90 minutes, with 10 minutes being the average. Hirose UK on March 07, , But paying too small a fee means your transaction won't go through fast, or at all. Only requests for donations to large, recognized charities are allowed, and only if there is good reason to believe that the person accepting bitcoins on behalf of the charity is trustworthy.
I address my own tool. Read paragraphs 2 to 4 of this article. As such, you should take time to inform yourself before using Bitcoin bitcoin any serious transaction. You can also explore the Bitcoin Wiki: Bitcoin Forum High 02, That bitcoin key could still high been generated perfectly randomly. Address your wallet Like in real life, your wallet must be secured.
Addresses can be generated at no cost by any user of Bitcoin. For example, using Bitcoin Core , one can click "New Address" and be assigned an address. It is also possible to get a Bitcoin address using an account at an exchange or online wallet service.
There are currently three address formats in use:. Like e-mail addresses, you can send bitcoins to a person by sending bitcoins to one of their addresses. However, unlike e-mail addresses, people have many different Bitcoin addresses and a unique address should be used for each transaction.
Most Bitcoin software and websites will help with this by generating a brand new address each time you create an invoice or payment request. Creating addresses can be done without an Internet connection and does not require any contact or registration with the Bitcoin network.
It is possible to create large batches of addresses offline using freely available software tools. Generating batches of addresses is useful in several scenarios, such as e-commerce websites where a unique pre-generated address is dispensed to each customer who chooses a "pay with Bitcoin" option.
Newer "HD wallets" can generate a "seed" token which can be used to allow untrusted systems such as webservers to generate an unlimited number of addresses without the ability to spend the bitcoins received. Old-style Bitcoin addresses are case-sensitive. Bitcoin addresses should be copied and pasted using the computer's clipboard wherever possible. If you hand-key a Bitcoin address, and each character is not transcribed exactly - including capitalization - the incorrect address will most likely be rejected by the Bitcoin software.
You will have to check your entry and try again. The probability that a mistyped address is accepted as being valid is 1 in 2 32 , that is, approximately 1 in 4. Most Bitcoin wallets have a function to "sign" a message, proving the entity receiving funds with an address has agreed to the message.
This can be used to, for example, finalise a contract in a cryptographically provable way prior to making payment for it. Some services will also piggy-back on this capability by dedicating a specific address for authentication only, in which case the address should never be used for actual Bitcoin transactions. When you login to or use their service, you will provide a signature proving you are the same person with the pre-negotiated address.
Read more about securing your wallet. The price of a bitcoin can unpredictably increase or decrease over a short period of time due to its young economy, novel nature, and sometimes illiquid markets. Consequently, keeping your savings with Bitcoin is not recommended at this point. Bitcoin should be seen like a high risk asset, and you should never store money that you cannot afford to lose with Bitcoin.
If you receive payments with Bitcoin, many service providers can convert them to your local currency. Any transaction issued with Bitcoin cannot be reversed, they can only be refunded by the person receiving the funds. That means you should take care to do business with people and organizations you know and trust, or who have an established reputation.
For their part, businesses need to keep control of the payment requests they are displaying to their customers. Bitcoin can detect typos and usually won't let you send money to an invalid address by mistake.
Additional services might exist in the future to provide more choice and protection for the consumer. Some effort is required to protect your privacy with Bitcoin. All Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on the network, which means anyone can see the balance and transactions of any Bitcoin address.
However, the identity of the user behind an address remains unknown until information is revealed during a purchase or in other circumstances. This is one reason why Bitcoin addresses should only be used once. Ask any miners, you're basically doing the same kind of thing they are throwing numbers at a problem till something works. I agree with you on this. I would like some real statistician to put together a game plan to find some private keys in my lifetime.
Nothing like taking down the world's next currency single handedly. Second answers in http: A higher probability exists that every member of your programming team will be attacked and killed by wolves in unrelated incidents on the same night. SHA-1 is bit and so is a Bitcoin address excluding a few non-valid addresses. Hence, the math should be the same in both cases. I've done the math, a worst case scenario is still out of our reach, but hey, that's why they call it a gamble.
It seems there are other ways to improve the odds. Like eliminating any attempts at impossibly unlikely addresses I think testing every combination is not the right strategy. There are probably some aspects of the encryption algorithm that allow you to successfully improve your odds by never testing private keys like 5kppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp and variants for example.
That's a nonsense way to look at it. That private key could still have been generated perfectly randomly. Its the same reasoning that makes you think that if a roulette wheel has come up black 50 times in a row that red is more likely than black on the next spin. It is just pattern seeking by the human brain that makes the random 5kppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp seem less likely than 8d6wXUWMffpuzN9JAfTUWu4Kj when if it is truly random generation then each key is equally likely. You can't know what the address is until you get to the last step in the process if you manage to figure it out, you've broken the current implementation of Bitcoin addresses, good on ya.
You have to come up with a random ECDSA key first, then hash it, and all the other details to get the public address that we commonly use. I love reading the signed transactions. Time traveler here, help. Need money for new flux capacitor. Yeah, that just looks like somebody spammed the network on that date don't you think? That's why you can really only consider spend transactions, because anyone can send money to an address.
As a "chain archaeologist," I looked through the earliest transactions extensively. We can actually look at some bitcoins and say, with certainty, that they belong to Satoshi Nakamoto. Here's the discovery of Kwgdyop the entity that owns or owned the address you mentioned and here's the full post.
I have a personal theory that something else happened in addition to the CIA getting interested. Like he lost the coins, and that is why he dropped out around Satoshi said he left to "work on other things," but he did it for bitcoin, as one last contribution.
Satoshi was very thorough. He openly scolded others for deleting used private keys. There's no doubt in my mind his keys still exist somewhere.
I like to think Satoshi will come back someday. All in one transaction, Satoshi could donate billions to whatever charities he deemed reasonable.
This could be his next contribution; Bitcoin was only the beginning. I might be more afraid of heirs gaining access to the keys and dumping them, but I suppose he would put them in some type of trust to be released little by little over time.
But still, shit happens. Imagine that "Oh-Fuck" moment in if your hard drive crashes and you lost everything. Enough to be seriously pissed. And would you say anything? Or just be like "Well fuck this shit, I'm out of here. It's strange nothing has ever been spent. Meaning he has no desire to tap into that wealth. Either he's already wealthy, very frugal, lost the coins, or really really really doesn't want any public attention to himself.
This is the old money of bitcoin that will protect us when the statists attack. These coins will never be dumped. This is the aristocracy of bitcoin. Would be good to go back in time and see what the half life of old coins are, some must come back to life, what's the rate? I wrote a program. I imagine in ten years it will be like dinding a sunken pirate ship filled with gold at the bottom of the ocean.
What do you genuinely expect to happen in the next few years? In terms of fiat currencies you allude - what is your price target? Or do you expect btc to become the dominant form of all transactions? The bitcoin blockchain is, by design, a public record so, no, there is nothing 'creepy' about analyzing it. I had bought some altcoin recently.
I was perusing its blockchain and pointed out some interesting activity on a forum. Some folks there suggested that I was creepy for doing that and I was asked if I didn't have anything better to do with my time. I'm still obviously into bitcoins, that's why I'm subbed. But forgetting 80k in bitcoins is pretty crazy. What would happen if say this 79k bitcoin account was suddenly dumped on the market? Would it be enough to effect the price? Either it's lost or the guy has some serious confidence into bitcoin's supremacy.
I wrote my own tool. Here is the link. Yep, I thought that was a pretty hilarious description too. I can imagine the intensity of that stare would look pretty close to this. I know I lost some and had bought a few during the occupy timed as tips that went unused somewhat. Then I gave my pc to my brother for 2 years. Anybody care to estimate how much of world equities has been sold in the last 3 years? How about how much of world real estate? Just one data point from this paywalled article I read yesterday http: London homes rose in value by more than half a trillion pounds in the past five years — nearly as much as the total worth of all housing in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Google the article title "London faces surfeit of expensive new homes" to get the full article.
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