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I was responding in another thread about this and I was personally thinking as well. If we get hacked or somehow lose access of our account then only way for us to prove the ownership is to use a wallet address, sign it with a message.

It's similar to "stake your Bitcoin address" in bitcoinTalk but since this forum is not only about Bitcoin but about all crypto, I will suggest everyone to sign any address (btc, eth anything) and stake it here. 

 

I am going to do mine once I have my computer access.

 

Thank you.

Edit: The proper posting format>>>

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I think when we post the signed message we need to use the code tag so that others do not find it hard to verify. Here is how you do that:

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I hope this helps.

More edit:

A suggestion from @xzibit

2 minutes ago, xzibit said:

I want to add that whenever someone stake address, another user should quote that message, just in case of hacking, hacker could edit post but they can't edit quotation.

 

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Good idea for improving security, I will also stake my address when I generate it.

On BitcoinTalk similar thread helped a lot of users to prove their ownership of accounts, when they got hacked.

I advise everyone with account here to sign their address also.


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i dont think thats necessary atm .  i think they are now more  focus to adding attractive feature for forum . for every forum they had their own way to recovery account . why not just simply just trough email and reset the password.,

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Just now, Garuda said:

i dont think thats necessary atm .  i think they are now more  focus to adding attractive feature for forum . for every forum they had their own way to recovery account . why not just simply just trough email and reset the password.,

Agreed with you but you should be aware of that email can also be compromised. However, considering that the forum is young yet, chance is no one will hack the forum account, although we have to account the upcoming reward of 1 BTC and some others, hacker may attack the highest posters. It would certainly be better to stake an address to prove the ownership later.

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4 minutes ago, Consignee said:

Agreed with you but you should be aware of that email can also be compromised. However, considering that the forum is young yet, chance is no one will hack the forum account, although we have to account the upcoming reward of 1 BTC and some others, hacker may attack the highest posters. It would certainly be better to stake an address to prove the ownership later.

ah i see the problems is the reward right its make possible some one really trying to hijack account . sign message address that would be better option then. so people will always their access as long they can signed message their wallet . 

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Yes I agree we need something like that here, this forum will be huge in the future and it's better to laid this out this early for members and for those who will come in, you have my vote on this one.

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Here is my staked address, please someone verify it.

-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----

This is Consignee from CryptoTalk.org

Staking my address here.

Address- bc1qq6cl9wztdc34snl5ryvlcfq5zyyjeur7wsu52m

-----BEGIN SIGNATURE-----
bc1qq6cl9wztdc34snl5ryvlcfq5zyyjeur7wsu52m
IKMxP0wVu02UfAdHgm38KSjbUX3ZxQzCRfA1/qWqe+ffPDjMmHkrhXoZbJxTlGJHIailNB0dETXAJcrFGc1BSuw=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----

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Here I start it...

-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
cryptotalk.org profile: 14-xbdt-script signing the message for future reference
Date: 28/09/2019
-----BEGIN SIGNATURE-----
1Exb711F2dcq9H1FyYQ9ThDnsHXzhsZELd
ILuKFilXnaO2NXR3u8/kSpeSOkAwOZxtSXF/kk8px8ClL6RD3Gu4SX3PaO/vmRFMRFo5O5ruL5s7fLi/jxttHBw=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----

Please anyone quote this and verify it. Thank you.

57 minutes ago, Garuda said:

so people will always their access as long they can signed message their wallet . 

Correct. Since there will be no KYC and stuffs so it will be very hard to find the legit owner if there are no such thing in case of a compromised account.

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1 minute ago, Consignee said:

Here is my staked address, please someone verify it.

-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----

This is Consignee from CryptoTalk.org

Staking my address here.

Address- bc1qq6cl9wztdc34snl5ryvlcfq5zyyjeur7wsu52m

-----BEGIN SIGNATURE-----
bc1qq6cl9wztdc34snl5ryvlcfq5zyyjeur7wsu52m
IKMxP0wVu02UfAdHgm38KSjbUX3ZxQzCRfA1/qWqe+ffPDjMmHkrhXoZbJxTlGJHIailNB0dETXAJcrFGc1BSuw=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----

You were added few new line. So initially it was showing wrong signature however when I got rid of the new lines I was able to verify it successfully.

Here is the right one:

Message

This is Consignee from CryptoTalk.org
Staking my address here.
Address- bc1qq6cl9wztdc34snl5ryvlcfq5zyyjeur7wsu52m

Address

bc1qq6cl9wztdc34snl5ryvlcfq5zyyjeur7wsu52m

Signature

IKMxP0wVu02UfAdHgm38KSjbUX3ZxQzCRfA1/qWqe+ffPDjMmHkrhXoZbJxTlGJHIailNB0dETXAJcrFGc1BSuw=

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Just now, xBDT Script said:

Here I start it...

-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
cryptotalk.org profile: 14-xbdt-script signing the message for future reference
Date: 28/09/2019
-----BEGIN SIGNATURE-----
1Exb711F2dcq9H1FyYQ9ThDnsHXzhsZELd
ILuKFilXnaO2NXR3u8/kSpeSOkAwOZxtSXF/kk8px8ClL6RD3Gu4SX3PaO/vmRFMRFo5O5ruL5s7fLi/jxttHBw=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----

 

Quoted and verifed

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Just now, xBDT Script said:

You were added few new line. So initially it was showing wrong signature however when I got rid of the new lines I was able to verify it successfully.

It was because I just copy pasted here. As per the forum default setting, it has created some more spaces which I didn't notice.

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5 minutes ago, Consignee said:

It was because I just copy pasted here. As per the forum default setting, it has created some more spaces which I didn't notice.

I have updated the original post with the instructions. Please see. I hope this will help now. And thanks for quoting my signed messaged. Good thing that we have started a history here.

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10 hours ago, Garuda said:

i dont think thats necessary atm .  i think they are now more  focus to adding attractive feature for forum . for every forum they had their own way to recovery account . why not just simply just trough email and reset the password.,

Because email can be hacked too. Many accounts on other crypto forum are hacked because email expired and hacker simple created new email with the same characters, changed password on account and that is it. They can't really do that with bitcoin address, staking one is good way to prove ownership.


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2 minutes ago, xzibit said:

They can't really do that with bitcoin address, staking one is good way to prove ownership.

Exactly, I think for new crypto space users (in forums) it's hard to understand but us who has experience with other forums we know the deal.

This is very secure way to prove ownership of an account by staying anonymous. 

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4 minutes ago, xBDT Script said:

Exactly, I think for new crypto space users (in forums) it's hard to understand but us who has experience with other forums we know the deal.

This is very secure way to prove ownership of an account by staying anonymous. 

Of course, I never got hacked but I have seen what torture other users who have been hacked experienced. Your address is like fingerprint.

I want to add that whenever someone stake address, another user should quote that message, just in case of hacking, hacker could edit post but they can't edit quotation.


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3 minutes ago, xzibit said:

I want to add that whenever someone stake address, another user should quote that message, just in case of hacking, hacker could edit post but they can't edit quotation.

We are doing that already however I forgot to mention it in the OP. Just now added it. Thanks for the information. Let's hope we can keep our accounts safe here.

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I think this is not necessary to do now, 
though we have a double security on this.

1 we have the email address which is used on signing up an account, (mine is secured with double auth)

We also have our password on this forum, what we need to do is to be careful and make sure that our account information is safe.

 

Though, i like the IDEA but not gonna do now!


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1 minute ago, hexwin said:

Maybe moderators can add some other profile protection measures

Not if the forum software has 2FA feature if it has then enabling it will help a lot. This was members can secure their accounts however if the database hacks then the only way to prove your account is the signed address.

40 minutes ago, cryptokram said:

We also have our password on this forum, what we need to do is to be careful and make sure that our account information is safe.

I am pretty sure you have missed to read the posts above you from other users.

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5 minutes ago, rekter said:

google 2fa would be enough for me, but i think this is a good initiative, because we are in the crypto world, why not use it as a proof. Especially if we are getting wallets in here.

All the hacked exchanges had 2FA, and people used to enable it. Still people claim their account got hacked. 2FA certainly a good option but is not secured as we think it. It's always better if we use blockchain technology.

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8 minutes ago, rekter said:

google 2fa would be enough for me, but i think this is a good initiative, because we are in the crypto world, why not use it as a proof. Especially if we are getting wallets in here.

We have talked about it already in the few posts above. I would suggest to stake the address if you want to or leave the thread for the purpose it was made 😊

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Here can also be two-factor authentification like Google Authentication like some other forums also do.  This also can secure our account some.  Here in addition to Google Authentication include email and mobile (for withdrawals).

 

But I don't think hacker will be able to link our account to his yobit account and able to withdraw even if he gets access to our cryptotalk account, as our cryptotalk account is linked to our own yobit account.

 

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2 hours ago, kamalsharma100 said:

But I don't think hacker will be able to link our account to his yobit account and able to withdraw even if he gets access to our cryptotalk account, as our cryptotalk account is linked to our own yobit account.

You can not be so certain. It's not about the money we are talking about, it the account ownership to prove - that is what we are talking about.

If I have a bitcoin singed message then I can always sign a message and prove that this is my account despite having a hack or not.

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2 hours ago, kamalsharma100 said:

Here can also be two-factor authentification like Google Authentication like some other forums also do.  This also can secure our account some.  Here in addition to Google Authentication include email and mobile (for withdrawals).

I like that, 2FA can give us an extra security layer, it will be good if they add this here in the future, let's recommend to the admin.

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