02 Aug '12, 5pm

Tihan Seale Announces Bitcoinica Liquidation | Bitcoin Magazine

Tihan Seale Announces Bitcoinica Liquidation | Bitcoin Magazine

As was previously reported , Bitcoinica was shut down on May 11th, 2012 as a result of a hacker stealing 18,547 BTC (then worth about $92,500) from the service’s hot wallet. Two months later, while the service was in the midst of rebuilding user data to issue refunds, a malicious entity was able to gain access to Bitcoinica’s MtGox account and withdraw 40,000 BTC (then worth about $310,000) and $40,000 USD. After Zhou Tong, the creator of the service, sold Bitcoinica to Wendon Group, the Bitcoin Consultancy was hired to be responsible for maintaining the service. Once the service was shut down, they were also responsible for refunding the service’s users. Recently, the three members of the Bitcoin Consultancy have allegedly ceased all communications, and have stopped refunding users entirely. Due to this deafening silence from the Bitcoin Consultancy, Tihan Seale has stepp...

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