FEBRUARY 10, 2018 TONY SOKOL
Forgotten Fortunes Retrieved With Bitcoin Brain Hack Hypnosis
Article by Tony Sokol
Retrieving online currency doesn’t have to be a virtual nightmare. The mind is a computer and hypnotists are brain hackers.
Bitcoins, who knew they’d become so valuable? A few years ago you invested a couple thousand dollars on cryptocurrency, never expecting it would grow into a tidy sum. It seemed like bitcoins could have been a passing internet fad, but you protected your investment with a series of security measures, intricate passwords no cyberpunk could calculate to crack your codes.
Now you find the virtual currency has become more valuable than you imagined. But for the life of you, you can’t get at it because you’ve safeguarded the key-generation algorithm from yourself. Forgotten those random words no one would guess. You find yourself locked out of your own account because you’ve blocked access to your recollection and all that money is just a lost memory. Well, you don’t have to worry, that cash is in your psychic cache. A trained hypnotist can help you hack into your own brain and fish out your lost data, according to Fortune Magazine.
A Bitcoin was worth pocket change just a few years ago, but cryptocurrency increased quickly. Thousands grew to millions. Forbes magazine recently reported that as much as $20 billion in lost Bitcoins are at large today, victims of forgotten passwords. It isn’t hard to imagine why. Some website wallets require a series of 24 specific recovery words typed in sequence to generate the master private key to bitcoin access.
More and more bitcoin investors are using hypnosis to help them retrieve lost cyber-wallet passwords. Hypnotists bring hapless investors into an altered state of consciousness where information can be vaguely recalled. While the application is still in its infancy, with about a 50% success rate, some hypnotists are specializing in Bitcoin brain hacks using techniques to let people access older memories.
Hypnotic password recovery isn’t much different than other forms of regression, stress management, or guided meditation. Therapists take subjects back in time to recall early memories to help resolve trauma. Police bring in hypnotists to help witnesses remember details of crime. Hypnosis helps a person focus attention and bypass distraction, allowing a person to slow their thinking and concentrate on a specific area. Hypnosis can be used to access both short- and long-term memory. Long-term memory is broken down into two parts. An experience has to be stored and then recalled. While in a trance state, a person has access to the subconscious or unconscious mind.
Nothing is guaranteed. Highly suggestable people can sometimes access memories in minute detail, others are resistant. The Supreme Court of California rejected the idea that hypnosis can improve the memories of witnesses in 1897. A 2001 Ohio State University study found people who were hypnotized were no more accurate in recalling dates in a memory test than those who were not hypnotized. It found hypnosis may not enhance the reliability of memory as much as it increases confidence in memories. Other studies found we unconsciously remember nearly everything that happens to us under hypnosis. People won’t remember what they weren’t paying attention to, but passwords may be more accessible because of the importance it held to the person at the time it was stored.
Up to 25% of the current Bitcoin supply might never be recovered, but hypnotherapists are reporting growing success rates.