As Bitcoin vanity pools become more popular, the possibility of using that power to derive another person's Base58 public key hash becomes slightly more likely.
I'd like to know if anyone has done the math calculating probability of guessing a public key hash vs keys generated per hour.
In particular this information would be useful to defenders (and attackers) of accounts with large balances... Namely it may make sense from a risk avoidance strategy to keep large balances spread among several accounts for this reason
- So the question is, what is the horsepower required needed to crack someone else's key hash and what are the mitigating circumstances such as ASIC or FPGA availability?
If someone wants to take this a step further what is the maximum balance that should be held in an account based on those previous statistics