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Leaked Mt.Gox documents filled with wallet-stealing virus

Posted on 10th March, 2014

Yesterday, hackers gained access to the personal blog of Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpeles (currently offline), using the space to release over 700 MB of data that appeared to come from the now-shuttered exchange’s internal database. The contents looked damning, hinting that Mt.Gox either had (or at least thought they had) nearly a million BTC in […]

Bitcoin community raises over 40 BTC for Dorian Nakamoto … and counting

Posted on 9th March, 2014

Within moments of Newsweek claiming to have identified mysterious, possibly pseudononymous Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto as retired Temple City, California, engineer Dorian S. Nakamoto, many in the Bitcoin community immediately began crying foul. A modest man living a quiet existence with his 93-year-old mother suddenly had his life turned into a media circus, all on […]

Texas Hackathon offers $1 million in BTC-related prizes

Posted on 5th March, 2014

It sounds like a programmer’s dream: The Texas Bitcoin Conference Hackathon is currently offering up over $1 million in prizes and contracts for its Bitcoin 2.0 contest. The idea is to build the next generation of decentralized applications and protocols to push Bitcoin into the future. As with many seemingly great ideas, however, the devil […]

NY financial regulator Ben Lawsky talks Bitcoin on Reddit

Posted on 20th February, 2014

Earlier today, New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) superintendent Ben Lawsky participated in a Bitcoin-themed Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit, offering a window into the state’s plans for future regulation of the cryptocurrency. Lawsky made headlines last week after sketching out a regulatory framework that would include a “BitLicense” for those doing business […]