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Sunday, January 17, 2021

The San Francisco man who can't remember the password to unlock his $220 million Bitcoin fortune says he long ago "made peace" with the reality he may never gain access.

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He needs to set up a new account with a minimal amount of money in it and unlimited guesses.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2021-01-17 11:21 AM | Reply

My guess is he's lying for clout. If he was sincere, then he could buy similar hard drives and do block-level cloning and then gain extra attempts to access the data - at least in theory.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-01-17 12:37 PM | Reply

My guess is he's lying for clout. If he was sincere, then he could buy similar hard drives and do block-level cloning and then gain extra attempts to access the data - at least in theory.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-01-17 12:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

I have no idea what you're talking about, but hell yeah!

#3 | Posted by cbob at 2021-01-17 12:49 PM | Reply

Take 25 million and have the eastern european mob work on the password.
Couple weeks tops.

#4 | Posted by Docman at 2021-01-17 12:54 PM | Reply

Dumb. There are always alternative ways to prove your identity to banking institutions by using other bits of identification. All you need to do is call them up and tell them you forgot your password, and they'll ask for proof of your DOB, drivers licence number, etc.

This guy is full of s--t. Another 15 minutes of fame.

#5 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-17 09:21 PM | Reply

I have a hard time believing somebody can walk away from that much so easily. This is a significant amount of money.

#6 | Posted by dirtyoldman at 2021-01-17 10:19 PM | Reply

There are always alternative ways to prove your identity to banking institutions by using other bits of identification.

But he isnt dealing with a banking institution. He is dealing with software.

If he was sincere, then he could buy similar hard drives and do block-level cloning and then gain extra attempts to access the data - at least in theory.

Yea, that's going to probably be a no, the program most likely does MAC level authentication, so the difference in hard drives will be noted.

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2021-01-18 11:39 AM | Reply

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Probably right. Though, It wouldn't be the first case where duplication was used to get around a password protected lockout/wipe issue.

#8 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-01-18 11:51 AM | Reply

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