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Bitcoin Exchanges Buckle Under DDoS Attacks
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2/18/2014 | 1:15:57 PM
Re: Recourse?
What you're suggesting requires the abiilty to trace the source of Bitcoins that someone is trying to use. But that's impossible precisely because Bitcoins are designed to be untraceable under such circumstances, which is also a reason why criminals are attracted to it. Personally, I think there are enough downsides to owning Bitcoins that its current valuation is not sustainable over long term. That is, the demand will not remain high enough to continue to support the valuation, especially if there are more stories of Bitcoin robberies or accidental losses.
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micjustin33,
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2/13/2014 | 9:03:45 AM
Re: Bitcoin pricing
DDoS also attack on LiquidVPN and affected one of Liquid VPN authorization servers and their main database used for authorization has failed.
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Whoopty,
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2/13/2014 | 8:54:05 AM
Bitcoin pricing
Mt Gox may have suffered a big blow to its reputation because of all this talk of bitcoin issues, but the pricing of the currency itself has nose dived. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes for it to bounce back, or if we'll see a settling at a new price point. 
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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2/12/2014 | 4:45:13 PM
Recourse?
Is  there any recourse for someone like Reddit user "allinfinite," "who claimed to have lost about 20 bitcoins, which would have been valued at about $20,000, to the malware." Can the issuer confirm that the coins were stolen, invalidate them (and thus make it less attractive to steal bitcoins), and reissue? Or is it like losing cash - you're out of luck?


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