Losing a Twenty

Nothing like learning first-hand about theft and virtual currency as Bloomberg TV's Matt Miller did last Friday
...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. 
This act was effectively like sharing a bank account and PIN number.
Immediately, someone lifted the QR code and stole the $20...
I haven't seen $20 disappear that fast since the last time I took the little kids to the county fair and we walked down the midway.

I remember my father saying "A gullible dad and his money are soon parted."

He was obviously a fan of old proverbs that he could reshape--and I guess gullible runs in the family.
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Enjoy your weekend.



6 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Thieves are there at the ready it seems

Brian Miller said...

oh dang...ha...well there is a lesson to be shared in that...

messymimi said...

Yet another something that, as a child, i would never have believed i would need to be concerned about.

Hilary said...

Predators are everywhere.. thankfully it wasn't more than $20.

lisa said...

What a Grinch to steal a gift that way!! And isn't technology wonderful. :-(

Carma Sez said...

GAH! this whole bitcoin thing is oddly fascinating. I hadn't heard about bitcoins until very recently.