Mt Gox

Market Predictions, Miner Fees Fluctuate, & China Moves Fast: Bad Crypto News of the Week

An eventful week for Bitcoin this week. It ended down nearly 5 percent but at one point, things were looking much worse. A collapse to $8,900 sparked talk of a three-month correction—which could be exacerbated by the expiration of more than 100,000 Bitcoin options next Friday.  So far at least, the correction appears to have …

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Craig Wright Denies Hacking Mt. Gox, Says He Bought Those Bitcoins

Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto candidate and chief scientist at NChain, has addressed the recent allegations about him hacking the now-defunct exchange Mt. Gox.  Last week, a lead maintainer of Monero (XMR) privacy coin Ricardo Spagni tweeted out court documents suggesting Craig Wright’s affiliation with a Mt. Gox-related Bitcoin (BTC) wallet known as “1Feex”: …

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Documents Show Craig Wright Claims to Own a Bitcoin Address With 80,000 BTC Stolen From Mt Gox

Chinese Government Crackdowns and Cheap Hydropower- Miners Migrate from North to South China China-based bitcoin miners have started to migrate southbound from North China, according to local reports. The operators are having difficulties and are transitioning mining facilities for cheap hydro-powered electricity. Testimonials also show that 64 mining operations in the prefecture in … read …

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Japanese Court Upheld Former Mt Gox CEO’s Conviction for Manipulating Data

2 Swiss Banks Launch Cryptocurrency Trading and Custody After Gaining Regulatory Approval Switzerland’s financial regulator, FINMA, has approved two Zurich-based banks to offer a range of cryptocurrency services, including trading and custody. Maerki Baumann Bank subsequently announced the launch of its trading platform for major cryptocurrencies while Incore Bank is offering a … read more. …

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Safety Check: If Crypto Custodian Fails, Clients May Not Get a Full Payout

A recent paper from academics at Leiden Law School suggests that if a crypto exchange or crypto custodian goes bankrupt, investors could well lose control over their stored coins. This happened in Japan’s Mt. Gox exchange collapse, and more recently with the failure of Italy’s BitGrail exchange. Thus, it could happen again.  Indeed, the paper …

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Gox Rising Offers $800 per Bitcoin Claim to Buy out Mt Gox Creditors

Gox Rising has offered to buy out creditor claims from the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox. The Brock Pierce-led outfit will pay $800 per bitcoin claim, either in BTC or cash, to creditors who are unwilling to wait for the finalization of the ongoing civil litigation. “Our payment would be put in escrow and made …

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Facebook’s Calibra Team Introduces A Novel Distributed Audit Protocol

In a recent presentation at the 3rd ZKProof Workshop, the Calibra research team presented Distributed Auditing Proofs of Liabilities, or DAPOL, protocol designed to make improvements to the existing distributed audit procedures. The team led by Konstantinos Chalkias, contends that their protocol builds upon and improves existing methods by introducing additional optimization and enhanced privacy. …

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