Crypto already has a well defined meaning that is in common use, which is related to cryptography, not cryptocurrency.
Edit: Post title was changed to use the full word "cryptocurrency", great :)
Same as hacker has different meanings when used here on HN and on most news articles.
It's also worth saying the prefix doesn't really make sense. "crypto"-"graphy" means hidden writing. "crypto"-"currency" means hidden currency, and nothing about Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. is hidden.
"This is how I think I got hacked. My college email was listed as a recovery email to my Gmail. I remember getting an email about it being compromised, and tried to follow up with my college security to get it resolved, but wasn’t able to get it handled in fast manner and gave up on it thinking it was just an old email.
I kept text versions of my private keys stored in my Evernote, as encrypted text files with passwords. I think they hacked my email using my college email, and then hacked my Evernote."
Maybe the last (seemingly innocent) clue (or just confidence of previous clues) the hacker needed was present. Or maybe it was just the hacker wanting a distraction (though I could think of better ones...) or doing it for fun.
Perfect cover up to liquidate his assets while covering his ass. No person seriously into crypto (especially with his amounts) does not keep it in a hardware wallet.
Not sure if I would trust hardware wallets//online wallets in the same way.
The other benefit to this is if you misplace a wallet, and find it years later it’s like finding cash in your dress pants you don’t really wear all the time.
There were also some who accidentally threw their old computers / hard drives away.
Failing to do so opens you up to getting your phone account transferred to a different phone/sim and using that to do the recovery process to gain access to the account.
>Could it be that he made it up to avoid taxes? Perhaps we'll never know
>Storing private keys for wallets worth $2,000,000 online...
A fool and his money are soon parted.
I don't trust anything electronic to store data in the long term, I do trust that a QR code will be readable in 50 years even if you have to decode it by hand (or at least write a program to do it) (in a temperature controlled safe with no UV I'd expect laser toner to last 50 years).
Other methods I can think of would be etching the QR code into a stable material (glass for example).
That said I stay miles away from cryptocurrencies, I find the technology interesting but the actual 'market' hilarious.