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Missing Bitcoin Mystery Solved, Mistook Wallet Pin for Password – Peter Schiff

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Peter Schiff has revealed the mystery behind his corrupt wallet causing him to lose his bitcoin has been solved. The crypto critic took to his Twitter account to tweet the mistake was his, as he mistook the wallet pin for his wallet password.

On the 19th of January, 2020, Peter Schiff made a tweet abusing the leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization saying it intrinsically worthless, it has no market value. This was because he at the time couldn’t access his wallet. 

According to Peter, “I just lost all the #Bitcoin I have ever owned. My wallet got corrupted somehow and my password is no longer valid. So now not only is my Bitcoin intrinsically worthless; it has no market value either. I knew owning Bitcoin was a bad idea, I just never realized it was this bad!.”

While others offered to help, both well known names in the space and less known, others were less bothered, this however was due to his position on crypto .

A costly Mistake

According to Schiff, when Blockchain updated their app, he got logged out. Thereafter, he tried attempted logging in using his pin, the only “password” he had ever known or used. He said he never had a copy of the wallet seed phrase. And it was a costly mistake.


 

Responding to a post bashing him of his ignorance on the basic of things about crypto, Peter Schiff said the most basic thing about Bitcoin is that it’s not money. It also will not succeed as either a medium of exchange or store of value.

Crypto’s Complexity

He further expressed his displeasure on the complexity of crypto. He said “the episode does show is how easy it is to lose your Bitcoin if you are confused about how wallets work.”


 

The complexity of crypto was a subject which creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin talked about a few days ago as reported by CryptoTVPlus. Vitalik said “We can and should create better wallet tech to make security easier.”

Bitcoin Lost Forever

Despite efforts made to help him recover the Bitcoin in his wallet, Peter Schiff reveals that the bitcoin is lost forever.

In his words he said, “I did not get it back. I don’t know the password or the seed phrase. I never did.  So unless I can just guess the password I can never access the Bitcoin in that wallet.”

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