Latest Bitcoin News by Category: Bitcoin Exchanges

Is Mt.Gox “effectively dead”?

Posted on 13th February, 2014

Not all that long ago, Mt.Gox was the center of the Bitcoin world. It was the first major exchange to handle the virtual currency, and the largest by volume until last year. After a year-long series of blunders and one massive recent catastrophe, however, the users are fleeing the site in droves. The tech press […]

Mt.Gox Bitcoin value dips below $500

Posted on 13th February, 2014

It’s been a bad week for Mt.Gox. Once the largest and best-known Bitcoin exchange, the Tokyo-based trading center has been besieged by complaints and criticism following the exposure of a weakness in their code that fails to properly compensate for the “transaction malleability” bug, first revealed in 2011. Shortly after that revelation, Mt.Gox suspended currency […]

Bitcoin hit by “massive and concerted” DDoS attack

Posted on 12th February, 2014

Following an already rough week of falling prices, Forbes reports that Bitcoin suffered another blow yesterday after the detection of a “massive and concerted” distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the block chain and related software. The attack focuses on a vulnerability known as “transaction malleability,” which allows records of transactions to be changed, […]

China Deals Bitcoin Another Blow

Posted on 22nd December, 2013

The price of Bitcoin is still recovering this week after BTC China, the country’s largest Bitcoin exchange, stopped accepting deposits in Chinese yuan. The drop in the currency piggybacked on the downward trend seen after the People’s Bank of China issued a partial ban on the virtual currency on December 5, prohibiting financial institutions from […]