Reddit user rekcahxfb – that spells bfxhacker rearwards – says they’re programma to give away 1,000 bitcoins next Wednesday.
BFX, spil te, Bitfinex, spil te, wij are being led to believe that this Redditor is the mugger who made off with 119,756 bitcoins, worth up to $72 million, and who thereby sent the world’s largest bitcoin-dollar exchange into total freak-out on Tuesday.
postbode your address below. one fortunate winner will receive 1000 BTC after one week from now.
rekcahxfb has also posted the offerande on Bitcoin Talk, provided proof that they’ve truly got those 1,000 bitcoins, asked for people to submit their bitcoin addresses, and bot swamped with replies. What’s more, the hacker has created a “dead man’s switch te case I get blackmailed/arrested/murdered”.
According to Sky News, a dead man’s switch means that the money would vanish forever into a bitcoin eater address after a given period of time, where not even the user could get at it.
This apparent bitcoin Robin Bondage mask has already sent Ten bitcoins – worth more than Four,300, or $Five,600 – to an eater address to prove that they’ve got funds to burn.
The Bitcoin Talk thread had 156 pages of replies from people injecting the draw spil of Thursday.
The response has bot fairly mixed.
One Reddit user, RageTester, suggests that the stolen bitcoins are …
too much for 1 man, feed some tribe te Africa, donate to FireFox, wikipedia…
…while others are accompanying their wallet addresses with a bit of persuasion or flat-out begging: “I just want to treat my son and buy fresh flooring for my house. Too much to ask for?” or “Help us get a fresh album going dude! This could be a studio for 6 months!”
…and then again there’s the understandable middle-fingers thrust up at the idea that stolen bitcoins are being waggled ter gevelbreedte of people’s faces spil if the mystery wo/man were some zuigeling of benevolent tooth fairy who gives back a few of the teeth they’ve ripped out.
Some are even suggesting the stir might be an attempt to launder the stolen currency. Sky News found this Redditor’s theory, for example:
Here’s what I’m guessing is happening. The person who hacked Bitfinex is now attempting to launder the money. Here’s how: Announce a ‘giveaway’ where you give 1,000 bitcoin to some ‘random’ person who posts their address on several different bitcoin forums.
“Then, postbode an address yourself to one of the forums. Wait a week, and give the money to the address you posted. Keuze the money wasn’t illegally gotten, but from this giveaway.