Category: Mt.Gox

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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The Crucible of Privacy: Why Decentralized Exchange Is the Only Way

Decentralization is a core principle of blockchain-based technology. It’s the most important and unique property of the many cryptocurrencies that have launched since the birth of Bitcoin. Decentralization facilitates a move away from centralized control and differentiates crypto from government-backed fiat currencies. It is the crucible of security and privacy. So why, if this concept is […]

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Mt. Gox Restitution Process Frozen Due to One Man’s $16B Claim

On Jan. 31, Mt. Gox victims were enraged to hear that the founder of Coinlab, Peter Vessenes, is still causing problems for the former exchange’s rehabilitation process. According to information published by public attorney Daniel Kelman, Coinlab filed a claim for ¥1.7 trillion yen (US$16 billion) which is over and above every claimant’s filing. Also […]

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Bitcoin History Part 9: Mt. Gox Is Born

Bitcoin History Part 9: Mt. Gox Is Born“Hi everyone, I just put up a new bitcoin exchange. Please let me know what you think.” With those innocuous words, one of the most notorious sagas in Bitcoin’s early history began. The name of the exchange was Mt. Gox and it was to play a pivotal role in Bitcoin’s rise – for a while, […]

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Former Mt Gox CEO Reflects on Incarceration in Japan While Facing More Prison Time

Former Mt Gox CEO Reflects on Incarceration in Japan, While Facing More Prison TimeThe infamous Mark Karpeles, former CEO of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, appeared in an exposé interview on Monday and publicly discussed how he tolerated Japanese jail. Karpeles explained how he’s been accused of financial misconduct in a land that has a 99 percent conviction rate and he wouldn’t wish his experience on anyone. […]

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How Institutional Investors Are Changing the Cryptocurrency Market

Institutional investors trading cryptocurrency gained ground in 2018, with a number of high profile players edging in and taking a seat at the table. Increased interest from larger investors may have played a part in supporting digital assets as well as distorting the market.  Also Read: KPMG: Institutional Investment Key to Cryptoassets Growth Will Crypto Markets […]

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Bitcoin History Part 7: The First Major Hack

Hacks and heists have been a threat for as long as bitcoin has been worth stealing. By 2011, as Bitcoin was easing into its second year of life and its first bubble, early cryptocurrency exchanges were bringing liquidity and price discovery to the nascent ecosystem. At the same time, they were providing an outlet for […]

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