So all my Bitcoin are on an encrypted pockets.dat inside a VeraCrypted USB memstick inside a fireproof secure.
Whereas this would possibly cease random a burglar, how does it cease the federal government from confiscating them? Or any focused assault?
What if I get up tomorrow tied to my mattress, with a bunch of gangsters or cops (no actual distinction) round me. They go:
Okay, Sonny. Directions to find your Bitcoins. Now.
And considered one of them hundreds a gun and factors it at my head.
Let’s assume that I am probably the most hardened, badass Bitcoin proprietor on the planet (which I am positively not) and I really reply:
Go forward! Pump me stuffed with led, you bastards! I am happening with my Bitcoins!
Now, they take a look at one another, nod in a sinister method, and considered one of them will get just a little glass cage from a backpack. As I am questioning what will occur, and why they are not killing me, they place a huge, nasty spider on my chest, nonetheless within the cage, and say:
Thought you’d get away that simply, huh? We all know your greatest worry, you silly slave! You’ve got ten seconds to inform us the proper directions to how you can get to your non-public keys or we’ll open the door and permit this aggressive, eight-legged freak to nest in your mouth.
There isn’t any approach in Hell that I would not immediately begin crying my eyes out and scream:
GOD NO! PLEASE! I’LL TELL YOU! IT’S IN THE SAFE IN THAT WARDROBE BEHIND ME! COMBINATION 4 x 25 RIGHT, 3 x 73 LEFT, 2 x 23 RIGHT, 1 x 91 LEFT! THE KEY TO THE SAFE IS LOCATED UNDERNEATH THE BED! THE WALLET.DAT IS ON A VERACRYPT-ENCRYPTED USB STICK INSIDE. PASSPHRASE BLABLABLA! THE WALLET.DAT IS ENCRYPTED WITH THE PASSPHRASE BLABLABLA! YOU FIND A SERIES OF CLUES IN A RANDOM TEXT FILE CALLED SHOPPING.TXT! ANY INSTANCE OF “WOLF” MEANS “X999DL%¤(/(SSSSSFJ1389u2/(D”! MY FIRST CAT’S NAME WAS FLUFFY! MY SECRET LOVE IS ANGELICA! THE GAME I’M TALKING ABOUT TOWARD THE END IS DOOM FOR ATARI JAGUAR 64! I SWEAR THIS IS THE TRUTH! PLEASE PUT THE MONSTER AWAY RIGHT NOW!!!!!
Even any person who is not extraordinarily petrified of spiders like I’m (which they might simply discover out) would discover the concept of getting a spider crawl into your mouth and in your face extraordinarily disagreeable. In fact, they may simply begin bashing my knees in or lower off my fingers, or threaten to kill my pet, or youngster, or different liked one, and many others. Such folks do exist.
In actual fact, they may merely inform me that until I comply, they’ll merely imprison me underneath horrible circumstances till I spill the beans. Would you wish to sit remoted in a small room and eat no matter crap they really feel like serving you to maintain me alive for the remainder of your life only for the sake of not having to surrender your Bitcoin? I would say that will be much more horrible than being poor once more.
I do not perceive why some folks hold repeating this mantra that Bitcoin is one way or the other unconfiscatable. Have not I greater than confirmed my level with this horrifying situation?