A Bloomberg TV Host Gifted Bitcoin On Air And It Immediately Got Stolen

leason101bitcoinprivatekey23 Dec 2013 / Business Insider – Bloomberg TV’s Matt Miller is currently experiencing the “12 Days Of Bitcoin,” a series for the business news television station.

On Friday, Miller learned an important lesson. It was an experience that everyone should remember before they start moving their money into the digital currency.

While on air, Miller surprised Bloomberg anchors Adam Johnson and Trish Regan each with $20 worth of Bitcoin.

But as Johnson received the paper gift, he briefly exposed the QR code (see above). This act was effectively like sharing a bank account and PIN number.

Immediately, someone lifted the QR code and stole the $20.

This morning, Miller reported that he had engaged the thief — someone who goes by “milkywaymasta” — on Reddit.

Here’s “milkywaymasta”:

I was watching bloomberg where they are doing the “12 days of bitcoin”. The guy that is hosting the series gave bitcoin gift certificates to the other two hosts. One of them opens up the certificate to reveal QR code of the private key. They then proceeded to show a closeup of the QR code in glorious HD for about 10 seconds. Hilarious…… Read more

http://www.businessinsider.com/bloomberg-matt-miller-bitcoin-gift-stolen-2013-12#ixzz2oJZVNRPV

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