Google defines luck spil “success or failure evidently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions”, but te reality, luck will always need a pushing palm, and that’s what wij want to display you today: Good things come to those who wait…Greater things come to those who are willing to work for it. Thesis miners took their chances and got fortunate. That’s the wonderful thing about Bitcoin, anyone can be a part of it, all you need is an internet connection! Are you ready to take your chance?
Two years ago, a miner known spil BTC Phill bought his very first Bitcoin ASIC miner, a usb block erupter (
330mh/s). He attempted solo mining with it, despite the fact that it would take him 12 years to find a block.
To his astonishment, BTC Phill found a block six days after. Since then, he has bought more than 1TH/s worth of mining equipment, and hasn’t found a block since.
This is the block found by BTC Phill: click.
Nowadays many users use old ASIC miners spil lottery devices, knowing that they will very likely never find a block. Stories like the one from BTC Phill will make you want to do the same.
Two — Bitclub Mining operation received a 291.2409 BTC transaction toverfee
Te April 2016, the Bitclub Mining pool mined a block that contained a 291.2409 BTC tx toverfee for a 0.0001 BTC transaction. Most people agreed that the user meant to do the opposite and send a 0.0001 BTC toverfee to pay for a 291.2409 BTC transaction. Bitclub mined that block and attempted to come back it to the person who sent it, albeit no one came forward. Many believe the reason for that is that the funds might have bot stolen, since they emerge to have come from a mixing service. Bitclub also informed that if the funds remained unclaimed they would be donated to a charity.
This is the block wij are referring to: click.
This next story doesn’t truly turn out all that fine for the person attempting to get fortunate, but it’s still worth mentioning none the less. Te 2010, 184 billion Bitcoin were generated te a transaction and sent to two different addresses, which is weird when you consider the total supply of Bitcoin that will be mined ter the course of x years. Thesis Bitcoins were not mined, they were “hacked” into existence. The problem wasgoed noticed a few hours straks and an hard-fork to switch sides the transaction wasgoed implemented. This hard-fork also immobilized the exploited that caused the hack, and it took harshly Five hours to fix.
0 — Unlucky Ethereum miner
An Ethereum miner reported a loss of 7,182 ETH when using the Nevel wallet. The Ethers were mined overtime, according to the user and they were left untouched until the DAO creation period began. At that time, a user determined to invest te TheDAO and sent a puny 1ETH transaction to test the waters. Little did he know that this transaction opened a window for a hacker that wasgoed monitoring the wallet. During a few seconds after the user unlocked the account to send the very first test transaction, the user took advantage of an exploit found ter Nevel wallet, that stayed unlocked for a few seconds and permitted the hacker to send the +7k ETH to many wallets.
Why is this story ter the top Three? It isn’t exactly fortunate, right? Well, wij want to remind you that ter order to be fortunate, you voorwaarde also be vigilant! Never invest more than what you can afford and keep your funds safe!
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