11 Apr '13, 8am

Bitcoin Exchange: We Opened 60,000 New Accounts In March — And Now We're Opening 20,000 EACH DAY

Bitcoin Exchange: We Opened 60,000 New Accounts In March — And Now We're Opening 20,000 EACH DAY

Here's some great data on how interest in Bitcoin is exploding. Mt. Gox -- the most well-known Bitcoin exchange -- was very slow yesterday during yesterday's Bitcoin crash. Today it has released a statement saying that trading volume is through the roof. The most stunning fact. After adding a total of 60,000 new users to the site in March, it's now adding 20,000 each day . Here's the full announcement posted on the site: Hi everyone, just a quick update on the situation and what happened last night. First of all we would like to reassure you but no we were not last night victim of a DDoS but instead victim of our own success! Indeed the rather astonishing amount of new account opened in the last few days added to the existing one plus the number of trade made a huge impact on the overall system that started to lag. As expected in such situation people started to panic, sta...

Full article: http://www.businessinsider.com/mt-gox-reveals-how-volume-...

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