US DoJ charges two Russians for hacking crypto exchange Mt. Gox

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two Russian nationals for hacking and causing the subsequent collapse of Mt. Gox, one of the largest and most popular crypto exchanges. In an unsealed indict

‘Crypto exchange’ Goxtrade caught using other people’s photos on its staff page

Alleged cryptocurrency exchange Goxtrade bills itself as a “trusted platform for trading bitcoins,” but its staff page is filled with photos of people pulled seemingly at random from the i

One of crypto’s longest-running exchanges has been sold

Korean crypto exchange Coinrail loses over $40M in tokens following a hack

Another day, another crypto hack. This time it’s Korea, the crypto-mad Asian country, where an exchange called Coinrail lost more than $40 million in altcoins, ICO-issued tokens that aren’

Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1,000

Researchers Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman have written a fascinating paper on Bitcoin price manipulation. Entitled “Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem” an

Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin.  That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market c

The Mt.Gox Arrest Is The End Of The First Age Of Bitcoin

The former head of bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox, Mark Karpeles, screwed a lot of early adopters. It is unclear at this point how much Karpeles allegedly lost or took, but the Japanese police are claiming h

Mt. Gox Customers Can Now File Claims For Their Lost Bitcoins

There's positive news for customers of Mt. Gox, the once industry-leading bitcoin exchange that blew up in spectacular fashion last year, after its creditors began accepting bankruptcy claims.

Feds Nabbed For Big Bitcoin Heist Involving Gox And Silk Road

New information in the Silk Road case is sending ripples of schadenfreude through the cryptocurrency community as it reacts to a foiled effort by two US Federal Agents to skim thousands of Bitcoin out

Alleged Silk Road Mastermind Claims Head Of Mt. Gox Was The Real Dread Pirate Roberts

If you read the headline above and said “Huh?” then you are not alone. It seems Ross Ulbricht, the alleged head of Silk Road, was not the real owner of the site. According to Ulbricht&#821

Mt.Gox Will Reportedly File For Liquidation Instead Of Bankruptcy

Mt.Gox has filed for liquidation in a Tokyo court instead of going forward with its plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper's sour

Experts Found That Mt.Gox Lost A Mere 386 Bitcoin Due To Transaction Malleability

In the long, kabuki saga that is the fall of Mt. Gox, one point seemed always clear: the company lost loads of bitcoin to hackers using a bug called transaction malleability. It seems, however that th

Mt.Gox’s Login Returns, Lets Users Check Bitcoin Balances

After weeks of showing only legal notices, <a target="_blank" href="">Mt. Gox's homepage</a> now has a login screen that lets users check their bitcoin balances. But that's

The “Stolen” Mt.Gox Data Contained Malware That Robbed Users Of Bitcoin

Security researchers at Securelist have found that the data "stolen" from Mark Karpeles' computer actually contained a BTC-stealing Trojan that masqueraded as a back-end app for managing Mt.Gox trades

Mt.Gox Hack Allegedly Reveals Bitcoin Balances, Customer Account Totals

Anonymous hackers have <a target="_blank" href="">defaced Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpe

Mt. Gox Source Code Leaked By Hackers Along With Team Information, Customer Data

Those interested in building a Bitcoin exchange should look no further than this chunk of source code posted by a “Russian leaker” called nanashi_. It alleges to contain the 1,700-line sou

UPDATED: Mt.Gox Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Says 850,000 Bitcoin Lost

Mt.Gox has filed for bankruptcy protection and has outstanding debt of about $63.6 million, a lawyer for the bitcoin exchange said today during a press conference at the Tokyo District Court.

Mt. Gox’s Demise Marks The End of Bitcoin’s First Wave Of Entrepreneurs

When I started looking into the Bitcoin startup ecosystem in early 2013, there was something that was just off about half of the founders I met. “I consider myself psychologically unemployable,&

Here Is The Unredacted Financials Page From The Mt. Gox Presentation

In this morning's Mt. Gox "Crisis Strategy Guide" there was one page that was completely redacted. It dealt with Mt.Gox's projected financials and was a mass of black bars over the text. Thanks to rea

Mt.Gox Implodes

Mt. Gox, one of the first bitcoin exchanges, is down after an apparent long-term operation bled the company of 744,408 BTC - about $350 million at today's rate - over a period of years. Bitcoin is tra
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