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Re: Bitcoin and Altcoins
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2020, 04:03:31 PM »
The amazing story of Dr Ruja, the cryptoqueen
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07npk7p
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Re: Bitcoin and Altcoins
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2020, 08:09:48 AM »
Not wishing to appear negative,  but anyone thinking of getting in cryptos might want to read this article first
https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/02/05/look-inside-cryptocurrency-fraud/
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Re: Bitcoin and Altcoins
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2020, 08:01:09 AM »
Major Bitcoin scam hits Twitter
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-53425822
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Re: Bitcoin and Altcoins
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2020, 07:51:15 PM »
Not wishing to appear negative,  but anyone thinking of getting in cryptos might want to read this article first
https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/02/05/look-inside-cryptocurrency-fraud/

Does this mean that staying away from 'altcoins' and sticking to the original flavour (Bitcoin)
is still safer?

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Re: Bitcoin and Altcoins
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2020, 08:06:39 AM »
Does this mean that staying away from 'altcoins' and sticking to the original flavour (Bitcoin)
is still safer
Hello Pipmehappy.
I haven't seen anything yet that gives me confidence any cryptocurrency is safe.
It seems every few months some site or other gets hacked and there does not seem to be any recourse which the traders can take since the very thing that attracts many of them, anonymity, means they cannot prove they ever owned the currency.
Hopefully the upcoming government backed cryptos will resolve this
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Re: Bitcoin and Altcoins
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2020, 10:00:08 PM »
I was talking to a friend earlier. He bought some Bitcoin in February this year about 6 weeks before lockdown and kept the 16 digit code in a secure folder on his pc at work ( he is self employed).
Has just been allowed back into the rented service office he uses and realised he has forgotten his login details for the folder as he hasn't used it for months.
He says its " just a few thousand " worth of Bitcoin, but I was wondering is there any other way he can get access to his secure folder? Seems such a shame to waste it.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2020, 08:18:44 AM by Pipstar »

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Re: Bitcoin and Altcoins
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2020, 08:16:43 AM »
Thats unfortunate @Pipstar I hope he remembers it.

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Re: Bitcoin and Altcoins
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2020, 09:47:54 AM »
Thats unfortunate @Pipstar I hope he remembers it.
He isn't that concerned about it Kim, says its not a lot of value and if that's the cost of learning a lesson then he has to pay it.
You never know, it might come back to him one day like these things sometimes do.
I'll let you know if he remembers.  :D

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Re: Bitcoin and Altcoins
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2020, 03:57:55 PM »
Must be nice not to have to care about losing access to Bitcoins.  If only...
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