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Some biggest bitcoin hacks and thefts of all times

Posted on 23rd July, 2017

For your pleasure, entertainment, and hopefully some information, I present below the wall of shame, starting with a less obvious and perhaps incorrect choice for the repugnant honor of the biggest bitcoin hack and theft of all time. Jed McCaleb, founder of Ripple (publicly announced he was to sell around one billion of them crashing […]

With less than 9 hours left, pre-auction has yet to break reserve price

Posted on 23rd July, 2014

There are few domain names in the cryptocurrency world more promising for an SEO-savvy marketer than Currently owned by Mt.Gox parent company Tibanne, has the potential to be a flagship site in the digital currency community. When it was announced earlier this month that the domain would be auctioned off, many analysts predicted […] domain name to be auctioned off, proceeds split with Mt.Gox creditors

Posted on 9th July, 2014

Later this month, the domain name will go onto the auction block. U.S.-based auction house Heritage Auctions will be selling off the domain to the highest bidder at a special event called Domain Names Signature Auction on July 24 in Dallas. Owned by Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpeles through Mt.Gox’s parent company, Tibanne K.K., the […]

Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpeles breaks silence on failed exchange

Posted on 27th June, 2014

There are few people in the bitcoin community in need of a public-relations makeover more than Mark Karpeles. As the sole person in charge of the code when Mt.Gox lost roughly $500,000,000 in customer deposits, Karpeles has become the target of ridicule, anger, death threats, lawsuits and criminal investigations. While all of that is completely […]

Report: Mt.Gox CEO Karpeles had sole control over exchange’s code and accounts

Posted on 21st April, 2014

kkIn an article filed on Reuters today, reporter Sophie Knight paints a complex portrait of Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpeles. Far from a criminal mastermind or con man, Karpeles is depicted as man who is “shy and fearful of confrontation” whose “escapism into virtual worlds was accompanied by what some former associates describe as a lack […]