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[ Bitcoin ] The first Mt. Gox Bitcoin trade was ten years ago today
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Mt. Gox, called "Mount Gox" or simply "Gox", was the most widely used bitcoin currency exchange market from shortly after its inception in 2010 to its insolvency late 2013. The market was closed February 25, 2014 and has since filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the United States, after losing 640 thousand bitcoins.. A registrant on Mt. Gox had at least two sub-accounts: one for ... At the beginning of 2014, Mt Gox, a bitcoin exchange based in Japan, was the largest bitcoin exchange in the world, handling over 70% of all bitcoin transactions worldwide. By the end of February of that year, it was bankrupt. Anyone who was using Mt. Gox lost access to their assets, and it has been a cautionary tale for crypto investors. Mt. Gox took a devastating hit in the largest bitcoin hack to date. Hackers accessed and stole 740,000 bitcoin from Mt. Gox customers and 100,000 from the company itself, roughly the equivalent of $460 million at the time. The event quickly spiraled out of control and the company was bankrupt by the end of February 2014. About Mt. Gox. In February 2014 Mt. Gox suspended trading and filed for bankruptcy after approximately 850,000 Bitcoins were stolen, at the time, valued at more than $450m. This What Bitcoin Did series of interviews is with a number of the key people related to Mt. Gox. Bitcoin prices quoted by Mt. Gox dropped below 20% of the prices on other exchanges, reflecting the market's estimate of the unlikelihood of Mt. Gox ever paying their customers.   On 23 February, Karpelès resigned from the board of the Bitcoin Foundation ,  and all posts on the Mt. Gox Twitter account were removed. 
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