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What is an accepted standard for a Bitcoin system secure from loss?

Using Bitcoin, you can have transactions sent to different addresses. These addresses are, in turn, contained in wallets accessed by keys. The downside is, if you lose the keys, you will lose the ...
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if theft of bitcoin doesn't affect bitcoin value [closed]

"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." ...
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What happens to bitcoins if the site shuts down?

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.
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What if the system crashes if I have made transactions after my backup?

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 ...
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If I've lost my wallet, but know my bitcoin receiving address, can I get my bitcoins back?

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 ...
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Have there been cases of traditional money theft from Bitcoin exchanges?

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?