During the week I bought some bitcoin at 512 euro to use them on purse, but look at the graph, the value rose a lot in a few minutes! Look also to the volume!! I wonder what’s going on to let people trade so many on a Saturday afternoon!
Bitfinex, a bitcoin exchange, has been hacked.
All the trades and margin trading has been halted, and no withdrawal is possible at the moment.
I’m curious to see how much they’ve stolen…
UPDATE: the hackers stole over $60 million, the bitcoin price tanked yesterday but today it’s recovering
your coins have been moved to a cold storage wallet for better security
For security???? Without notification?? This is stealing! If, with the “security” excuse they get 20 euro from the thousands of users they have, it’s a lot of money!!!
Now I have to see if I will get back the bitcoins, I asked support hours ago, but no response yet…
Anyways, many wallets still allow to send a payment without fees: what happens if we do that?
Some “miners” will confim the transaction anyways, others instead ignore them: without fees or with very low fees, the time needed for confirmation is much higher, and it might never happen.So, I tried it, and I transfered 0.1 bitcoin on a “paper wallet“.
Those 0.1 bitcoin came from 24 smaller transactions (many small microtransactions that I made on FreeBitco.in), so the transaction was big: the suggested fee was 0.005 bitcoins, $0.50. Too much, I thought, considering how hard it was to earn them.
I ignored the warning and I transfered them nonetheless.
In the beginning I was serously worried: after two hours the coins were still in a limbo. I went to see transaction details on blockchain.info, and I saw that my queue position was constantly higher. I was on the 600th place, then on the 1800th, and so on. Quite obvious, because “miners” give more priority to who pays more fees.
But, after 461 minutes, the bitcoins arrived safely in my “paper wallet”
The conclusion is: without fees, bitcoins will still arrive, but with a big delay.
- 2.84346867 Freicoin
- 33.96338019 Zetacoin
- 0.72134190 Terracoin
Well, at least now I can have fun on Cryptsy doing “virtual” forex: