"lthough these events are unfortunate, none of them involve Bitcoin itself being hacked, nor imply inherent flaws in Bitcoin; just like a bank robbery doesn't mean that the dollar is compromised." ...
During this CCC conference from 2011, starting from 00:18:55, the presenter suggests that as bitcoins can be lost (lost private key, dead owner, sending to an "eater" address that nobody posses, ...
My father just asked me: What happens if the bitcoin people decide to shut down the website, what happens to my bitcoins? I didn't know.
Recently my HDD went, losing all of my data. I make backups frequently and luckily only lost 0.02BTC. I tried everything to recover them, but no luck. As I stated it was small amount that wasn't a ...
I was wondering if there are public available researches about the "disappear" rate of Bitcoins (wallet data lost, person died, forgotten eWallet access, ...). This could be generated by checking ...
Suppose I have a recent backup of my wallet.dat file. Now I make (say) two transactions: one receipt and one send. Before I run my next backup, the hard drive crashes and I lose wallet.dat. I can ...
Although I do have a backed up wallet file, I seem to also have a second bitcoin receiving address, which doesn't seem to correspond to it. Is there a way to recover any coins associated with that ...
There have been a number of cases of thefts or losses of Bitcoins from a few Bitocoin exchanges, but has there ever been a case of traditional currency being stolen or lost by an exchange?
What could be the consequences of many bitcoins being lost out of circulation if people lose their wallets?
If for some reason many people lose their wallet files then many bitcoins are effectively taken out of circulation. Seen as it's not possible to tell as far as i know if bitcoins are actually ...
What happens to my bitcoins if lose my wallet file e.g. I suffer data loss and my computer is unrecoverable?
You run bitcoin as a service on your local computer. What happens if this computer is compromised? A corrupt/failed hard drive or theft leads to the machine being lost and unrecoverable, and my ...