Due to the hacking on May 12th, 2016, Patrick (stardust) lost all 7218 ethers that he had mined since the launch of ethereum. Instead of falling to disappointment and giving up, he traced and extensively investigated the hacker's attack, found the attack vector, and discovered critical security vulnerabilities in the geth-mist wallet. He immediately reported this information, in detail, to ethereum community.
Following the exposure of the vulnerabilities, the geth-mist dev team applied two urgent security patches. The desire and need for a stronger security system is widely shared in the ethereum community. We welcome the dev team's security patches, and believe they will develop a stronger security system in the future.
However, instead of appreciating Patrick's efforts to document this security vulnerability to help prevent future incidents, despite his large personal loss, he was met with suspicion of his motivation and personal attacks. We hope that his reputation is restored and that he receives fair acknowledgement of his contribution to the security interests of ethereum users.
If you believe he contributed to the ethereum wallet's security, please show your support by participating in this fundraising campaign.
All fund collected will be sent to Patrick's wallet, but if more funds are collected than his loss, the excess ethers will be donated to the ethereum foundation's official bounty program.
5/31/2015 atomrigs, trustfarm, WEBUS(Choong Lee), Seunghwan Han
Fundraising Is Over. Please Do Not Donate To The Addresses Below.
You can verify that this address belongs to Patrick on his daohub profile.