I just got this message: "Alert key compromised, upgrade required". How urgent is this? Am I in danger of losing my Bitcoin? What do I do?

  • Might be a scam to trick you into installing malware. Be cautious.
    – Jestin
    Jan 30 '17 at 15:57
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    No, it's not a scam.
    – Claris
    Feb 3 '17 at 12:07

The network wide Alert system is being retired. No Bitcoins are at risk and this warning may be safely ignored. Upgrade to the newest version of your wallet software to no longer see the alert.

Read more here.

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