Re: Stealing Coins

You stopped my post just in time! πŸ™‚

Red, thanks for telling me privately first!Β  Please go ahead and post it (and relieve the suspense for everyone!)

His point is that transactions paid to a Bitcoin Address are only as secure as the hash function.Β  To make Bitcoin Addresses short, they are a hash of the public key, not the public key itself.Β  An attacker would only have to break the hash function, not ECDSA.

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