Author Archives: casascius

Orders suspended

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.

Remainder of 1btc silver coins now have gold plating

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 […]

Silver coins funded

I sent out the first funding of the 2013 silver coins, a large (47 kilobyte) transaction with 1295 txouts. 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 […]

Def Con 21: Preliminary results from Sunday

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 […]

DefCon 21: Successful compromise of the hologram reported

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 (updated Aug 2)

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 July 28 – new private keys done – 0.1 coins here soon

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 […]