05 Aug '13, 10am

Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox reveals technical upgrades to boost performance

When it comes to buying and selling bitcoins, Tokyo-based Mt.Gox is still the biggest player. Even though it may have contributed to to April’s great Bitcoin crash , and other exchanges such as Bitstamp may be snapping at its heels, more than half of all trades by volume still take place through Mt.Gox – so it comes as good news for the burgeoning crypto-currency that the service is working hard to make itself more stable and reliable. In a blog post on Monday, the Mt.Gox team said the service had moved from being externally hosted to being self-hosted, a shift that will apparently allow greater flexibility and control. It is also now using Akamai’s content delivery network to boost performance for users around the world. Mt.Gox said it will also soon launch a new trading engine called Midas that is capable of running “much more” than 500,000 trades per second, as well as ...

Full article: http://gigaom.com/2013/08/05/bitcoin-exchange-mt-gox-reve...

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