Author Archives: casascius
For the time being, I have suspended accepting new orders, pending resolution of some concerns I have as to regulatory issues. I am anticipating a possibility of having to prequalify buyers, and am holding off taking orders until I know for sure. This won’t affect any past orders.
The remaining 700 of the two thousand 1oz 1BTC silver Bitcoins I produced for 2013 now have gold plating on the B as well as on the rim. These were done with a newer process that is more thorough and solid as compared to the 2012’s. Since I have done this to the remainder of […]
I sent out the first funding of the 2013 silver coins, a large (47 kilobyte) transaction with 1295 txouts. https://blockchain.info/tx/72bec59c7649d4527d8d7848ebc36840c89f5d36d18db9a91afd34d800826722 The transaction fee was 0.005 BTC. Stated another way (USD), I just sent over $110,000 over the internet to what may eventually end up being over a thousand different people, without opening an account anywhere […]
As far as I am informed, Sunday’s attacks on silver Casascius Coins left behind evidence of tampering and were not ruled a successful defeat. That said, they only had one coin and chance. It’s entirely possible that, given multiple chances, they’ll succeed, and I intend to give them more chances. This, of course, was true […]
I have been informed that someone was successfully able to compromise the hologram on a Casascius Coin this afternoon at Def Con 21 in Las Vegas. Having been a regular attendee of Def Con for some time now, I figured it was a matter of time before I’d have the honor of being a subject […]
Funding Status: I’m ready to fund, with the exception of 1 Express (postal) Mail package destined to a customer in France where we inadvertently omitted the postal code, and which seems held up in transit near the destination. The destination is still distinct as written without the postal code (Google Maps has no trouble finding […]
Update as of July 28: Private keys have been generated and printed for silver coins beyond the first 32 rolls (of each type). The addresses all start with 1Ag. This will get the orders resuming for rolls 33 and up. Thanks for your patience, some of you have been waiting over 3 weeks. A total […]