23 Dec '13, 9pm

A Bloomberg TV anchor tries to gift bitcoin on air and is immediately robbed by at-home viewer

It’s the virtual currency equivalent of letting a national TV audience have your debit card and giving them the PIN number. Bloomberg News TV anchor Matt Miller found this out the hard way when he gifted “bitcoin certificates” to co-anchors Trish Regan and Adam Johnson during a segment. Everything would have been fine and dandy had both the public key (above) and the private key (below) in QR code form used to redeem the certificates not been shown on the air. Bloomberg And it didn’t even have to be captured from TV as the video on the segment is here . That gave a reddit user by the name of “milkywaymasta” an idea. He claims to have taken the certificates (only worth $20) and suggested Bloomberg run a segment on the importance of not showing the private keys on the air. The popular digital currency is facing resistance from banks but has been accepted by companies includi...

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