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July 06, 2014, 02:07:52 AM
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Remember that post we had at the beginning of June that related to a man who mistakenly sent 800 bitcoins to the wrong address? If you haven’t, check it out here.
In brief though, we had happened was a user by the handle of ‘TheDJFC’ has created a post on social sharing website Reddit.com explaining his epic failure. Not only did he send his bitcoins to the wrong address, he sent them to an address belonging to defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox.
Interestingly enough, however, the story has an update — and it’s a good one.
‘TheDJFC’ took to Reddit on the 4th of July to update the community, and he’s said that he’s managed to recover his 800 BTC.
(Read the thread on Reddit here.)
According to the comments he made, it all came together with the help of a fellow Redditor, BTC China CEO Bobby Lee, the Bitcoin Foundation, a Law Firm in Tokyo, and would you believe it, even former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles.

As a thank you, TheDJFC has noted that he has donated 2.5 bitcoins to the aforementioned Redditor that helped him out, and adds that he will in the near future be making a donation to the Bitcoin Foundation.
When the story first broke last month, many in the community didn’t picture this type of ending. Sending money to Mt. Gox — after it collapsed no less — was thought to be like throwing money into the fire.
But thankfully for the TheDJFC, over $500,000 USD in the digital currency is in his possession again, and we’re willing to bet he’ll be triple-checking where he’s sending money to next time!
from: http://newsbtc.com/2014/07/05/man-mistakenly-sent-800-btc-mt-gox-address-recovers-bitcoins/
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July 06, 2014, 02:16:34 AM
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If this is all true then gr8 but why do I feel it was just an attempt by a company to increase their trust ratings.

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July 06, 2014, 04:52:41 AM
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It smells kind of fishy, I have my doubts about what actually went on. I'll read on the entire thing and see what I can come up with.

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July 06, 2014, 05:14:06 AM
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send more bitcoins to mtgox see if you get your bitcoins back musical chairs

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July 06, 2014, 05:20:40 AM
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He was lucky he sent the 800btc to a known entity. If he sent them to another address, he would probably never see those again.
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July 06, 2014, 06:02:53 AM
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He was lucky he sent the 800btc to a known entity. If he sent them to another address, he would probably never see those again.

Or he could send do an invalid or not used address and the coins get lost forever.

That was an epic facepalm fail



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July 06, 2014, 06:17:37 AM
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Lucky guy. Next time before he sends BTC away, he learnt this lesson, and will check the receiver's address again and again.

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July 06, 2014, 09:00:46 AM
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Lucky guy. Next time before he sends BTC away, he learnt this lesson, and will check the receiver's address again and again.

yeah - or maybe try a 'test' send of a smaller amount, before committing to sending the whole lot.
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July 06, 2014, 09:02:13 AM
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He was lucky he sent the 800btc to a known entity. If he sent them to another address, he would probably never see those again.

Or he could send do an invalid or not used address and the coins get lost forever.

That was an epic facepalm fail



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July 06, 2014, 09:37:45 AM
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why dont you double/triple check your address that you are sending about 800btc too.. he well deserved it but glad he got it back. Shocked

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July 06, 2014, 10:35:26 AM
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What a nice end to the story. I read the original post and held no hope for him at all. I'm glad to be proved wrong.
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July 06, 2014, 11:52:46 AM
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good for him but i would never sent 800btc in one transaction   Huh ... people are crazy...

i would triple check and sent 0.1 btc first etc ... Lips sealed

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July 06, 2014, 01:37:19 PM
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While it seem like reputation building, he is still a lucky guy to have 800btc.

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July 06, 2014, 01:57:36 PM
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good for him but i would never sent 800btc in one transaction   Huh ... people are crazy...

i would triple check and sent 0.1 btc first etc ... Lips sealed

Even with 0.001 i double check ..
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July 06, 2014, 02:17:49 PM
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Notice the difference between being poor and being rich? When a rich person makes a horrible, costly mistake, they get their lawyers to straighten things out and everything turns out great. When a poor person makes a horrible costly mistake, fuck 'em.

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July 06, 2014, 02:30:17 PM
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how can you bee so careless with that much Bits  Shocked

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July 06, 2014, 02:41:03 PM
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Notice the difference between being poor and being rich? When a rich person makes a horrible, costly mistake, they get their lawyers to straighten things out and everything turns out great. When a poor person makes a horrible costly mistake, fuck 'em.

Dude, did you just say that Bitcoin is no different than...

Next stop, a governing body whose sole purpose is to make such corrections (sans lawyers) in the block chain and the nodes will be forced to include them, otherwise...
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July 06, 2014, 09:48:12 PM
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He was lucky he sent the 800btc to a known entity. If he sent them to another address, he would probably never see those again.
Even though it was known where the coins were sent to, this fact would not guarantee that he would receive the coins back. As far as the protocol is concerned once you send coins to an address, the person who controls the private keys to that address "owns" the coins

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