Let's consider the following algorithm

  • enumerate all of the private keys

  • for each of the enumerated private keys, generate the relative public key and verify whether there is any unspent coin associated with that public key

  • if there is any unspent coin, transfer those coins to an address owned by the attacker

Would an attack like this work?

  • Search on the internet about directory.io
    – MCCCS
    Oct 1, 2017 at 15:02
  • I suggest to rephrase the question and spawn it as a new one. Try the following "What are possible mass private key attacks hardware wise in 2017-2018". Or in other words, provide me with a decent hardware funding and ill show that more is possible than expected , may others outline whats possible in detail, for example how many keys could a multi raid cluster with top notch hardware import / vanitygen, scan existing adresses with bitcoin-abe for example. - guess those who could arent bored enough to write here but write their own code :)
    – Aurigae
    Dec 26, 2017 at 7:34


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