Category: Mt.Gox

$30M Bitcoin Cash ‘SIM Hack’ Sparks Wild Crypto Tales With Vague Sources

$30M Bitcoin Cash SIM Hack Rumor Sparks Wild Crypto Tales With Vague SourcesOn February 21, the crypto Twitter commentator Dovey Wan published a series of tweets about an alleged SIM card hack that purportedly saw the loss of $30 million in bitcoin cash. The story stemmed from a Reddit post that’s now deleted and so far no one has provided any verifiable proof from the proclaimed victim. […]

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Greek Court Suspends Decision to Extradite Alexander Vinnik

Greek Court Suspends Decision to Extradite Alexander VinnikThe Supreme Administrative Court of Greece has suspended a decision to extradite the alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik. The temporary measure has been imposed to allow the review of an appeal against the extradition. The Russian national, accused of laundering billions of dollars through the now defunct cryptocurrency exchange, started a new hunger strike last […]

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Fortress Renews Offer to Buy Mt Gox Claims for $778 per Coin

Fortress Renews Offer to Buy Mt Gox ClaimsAccording to reports, the New York-based private equity firm Fortress is offering Mt Gox creditor claims at $778 per coin. The offer is 13.5% lower than what Fortress offered in July and Mt Gox claimants have until December 31 to accept the offer. Also read: Reports Criticize Bitcoin SV Miners and the Chain’s Upcoming Fork […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Fighting to Escape Binance’s Shadow

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Fighting to Escape Binance’s ShadowIt’s impossible to assess the cryptocurrency landscape without considering Binance. It looms large over the industry, dictating trends, soaking up liquidity, and compelling new exchanges to fight tooth and nail for market share. Most exchanges aren’t gunning to become the next Binance. But they must all exist in its shadow while striving to carve a […]

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Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed 2,609 BTC

Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed 2,609 BTCTechnically speaking, it’s impossible to destroy bitcoins. But it is possible to send coins to an unspendable address, rendering them redundant to all intents and purposes. In October 2011, that’s exactly what Mark Karpeles did when he consigned 2,609 BTC to eternal oblivion due to a scripting error. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 16: The […]

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Bitcoin’s Early Days: How Crypto’s Past Is Much Different Than the Present

Bitcoin's Early Days: How Crypto's Past Is Much Different Than the PresentOver the last 24 hours, cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been discussing a transaction that saw 94,000 BTC sent to an unknown wallet. The hoopla over the large transaction shows how things have changed significantly over the last decade. Back in cryptocurrency’s early days, between 2010-2012, large bitcoin transactions like this weren’t such a big deal and […]

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Bitcoin History Part 16: The First Mt. Gox Hack

Bitcoin History Part 16: The First Mt. Gox HackNo one remembers the first Mt. Gox hack. It was a small sum, even by 2011’s standards, and the exchange reimbursed all users. The incident was to prove significant, however, for it set in motion a string of attacks on other bitcoin platforms that began the very next day. By the time the dust had […]

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Bitcoin’s Big Price Drop Is the Latest in a Long History of Flash Crashes

Bitcoin's Big Price Drop Reminds Traders of the Long History of Flash CrashesOn Wednesday, June 26, the price of BTC came close to reaching $14K. One hour later, it had dropped by close to 18%. Such events are known as a flash crash, a moment in time where a rapid-sell off happens and often times a few exchanges become inoperable. Over the last few years, especially when […]

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Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Announces New Blockchain Startup

Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Announces His New Blockchain StartupFormer Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles is dipping his feet back into the crypto industry as he wants to help Japan become a powerhouse within the blockchain economy. The former CEO of the now-defunct exchange told the media on June 5 about his new venture called Tristan Technologies. Also read: Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles […]

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Cryptopia Suits Gather Steam as Another Failed Exchange Is Bound for Court

Cryptopia Suits Gather Steam as Another Failed Exchange Is Bound for CourtWhen cryptocurrency exchanges fail, a seismic shock shudders through the cryptosphere. With thousands of users, from traders to companies, left out of pocket, litigation is inevitable in a bid to claw back some of the losses. Cryptopia is the latest in a long line of exchanges to face a litany of lawsuits from anguished creditors. […]

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Biggest Heists in Bitcoin History and How They Were Pulled Off

Biggest Heists in Bitcoin History and How They Were Pulled OffBitcoin’s history is rife with hacks and heists, sometimes resulting in six-figure bitcoin losses and businesses going bankrupt, unable to pay their customers back. A new video by Bitcoin.com explores the largest bitcoin heists in history and explains how each one was pulled off. Also read: How to Earn Bitcoin Cash Income Lucrative Crime With […]

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Hackers Have Looted More Bitcoin Than Satoshi’s Entire Stash

Since 2011 Hackers Looted More Bitcoin Than Satoshi's Entire StashEver since cryptocurrencies started gaining value, hackers have targeted exchanges that provide digital asset trading and malicious entities have siphoned billions of dollars worth of bitcoin since 2010. So far, over 1 million of the world’s BTC has been stolen from exchanges and traders continue to leave vast quantities of funds on centralized trading platforms. […]

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Wizsec Security Blames Coinlab After Mt. Gox Trustee Delays Proceedings

Wizsec Security Blames Coinlab After Mt. Gox Trustee Delays ProceedingsOn April 25, the Mt. Gox civil rehabilitation trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi published a new announcement concerning the deadline for the rehabilitation plan. According to the letter sent to Mt. Gox creditors, Kobayashi has delayed the proceedings for another six months due to “undetermined” claims. Following the announcement, bitcoin security specialists Wizsec published a scathing critique […]

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Mt. Gox Creditors Have a Second Chance to Appeal Claim Decisions

Mt. Gox Creditors Have a Second Chance to Appeal Claim DecisionsAccording to the official Mt. Gox website, creditors of the now defunct bitcoin exchange have one last chance to dispute their claims. The civil rehabilitation trustee, Nobuaki Kobayashi, has also explained the details surrounding the court’s decision to approve or disapprove filed claims. Also read: Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Found Not Guilty of Embezzlement […]

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In the Daily: Mt. Gox Claims, Crypto Derivatives, Facebook Vacancy, Swiss Regulations

In the Daily: Mt Gox Claims, Crypto Derivatives, Facebook Vacancy, Swiss RegulationsMt. Gox rehabilitation trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi has reviewed the claims filed by the exchange’s creditors and we’ve included his announcement in The Daily. Also, Caspian launches crypto derivatives trading in partnership with Deribit, Facebook is looking to hire a blockchain lawyer, and Swiss lawmakers have tasked the federal government with adapting existing regulations to cryptocurrencies. […]

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Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Found Not Guilty of Embezzlement

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Found Not Guilty of EmbezzlementMark Karpeles, CEO of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has been sentenced by the Tokyo District Court. The court convicted him of record tampering but found him not guilty of embezzlement. He received a suspended jail sentence of two and a half years. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF […]

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Mark Karpeles Still Faces Class Allegations in the U.S. After Japan Verdict

Mark Karpeles Still Faces Class Allegations in the U.S. After Japan VerdictMark Karpeles, the chief executive of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has been denied a motion to stay in a class action lawsuit in the U.S. The Northern District of Illinois lawsuit originally filed by Anthony Motto and Gregory Greene accuses Karpeles of criminal conversion and fraud. Also read: Kraken Offers $100K Reward […]

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Mt. Gox CEO Claims the Coinlab and Brock Pierce Deals Never Materialized

Mt Gox CEO Claims the Deals With Coinlab and Brock Pierce Never MaterializedOn Feb. 19, the former CEO of Mt. Gox, Mark Karpeles, gave an interview on the Youtube show “What Bitcoin Did”. In episode 76, Karpeles discussed the platform’s insolvency, Coinlab’s monstrous claim for $16 billion, and Brock Pierce’s attempt to revive the defunct exchange. Also read: Mt Gox Restitution Process Frozen Due to One Man’s […]

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BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger Strike

Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger StrikeThe alleged operator of the infamous BTC-e exchange, Alexander Vinnik, has terminated his hunger strike more than 80 days after he started the protest against his detention in Greece. Vinnik’s condition is serious and he needs specialized medical attention to recuperate. Also read: Cryptocurrency Exchange Exmo Opens Branch in Turkey Russia’s Ombudsman Visits Vinnik in […]

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Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve This Kind of ‘Hero’

Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve This Kind Of 'Hero'Brock Pierce has launched his own bid for the civil rehabilitation of Mt. Gox, promising to pay out all current funds to creditors while also talking about issuing debt tokens or giving away equity in a resurrected Mt. Gox exchange. As noble as this may sound on the surface, there are strong reasons to question […]

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Crypto Investor Brock Pierce Is Attempting to Pull Mt. Gox From the Ashes

Crypto Proponent Brock Pierce Is Attempting to Pull Mt. Gox From the AshesProminent cryptocurrency entrepreneur Brock Pierce is attempting to revive the defunct Mt. Gox exchange by submitting a single rehabilitation plan for creditors called Gox Rising. Back in 2014, the former CEO of Mt. Gox, Mark Karpeles, reportedly signed over all of the business’s assets to Pierce and a firm called Sunlot Holdings Limited. Also read: Indian Supreme […]

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Leaked Documents Suggest Mt. Gox Trustee’s Bitcoin Sales Impacted Market Prices

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the infamous Goxdox blog returned to inform the public of more detailed Mt. Gox information that “no one wants you to know about.” According to Goxdox, the Mt. Gox trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi’s bank book shows that he previously sold large sums of BTC and BCH using the exchange Bitpoint. The cryptocurrencies […]

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