27 Feb '14, 12am

Bitcoin exchange's collapse is probed by US and Japanese regulators - Los Angeles Times

Bitcoin exchange's collapse is probed by US and Japanese regulators - Los Angeles Times

U.S. and Japanese regulators are investigating the collapse of the world's largest exchange for trading bitcoins, the virtual currency that has grown in popularity among technophiles for buying products and services online. The separate investigations were launched Wednesday as supporters of the virtual currency insisted that the shutdown of Mt. Gox was only a temporary setback for the novel monetary system. The failure of the Tokyo exchange, which may have included the theft of almost 750,000 bitcoins worth more than $300 million, was seen by critics as derailing prospects for the virtual currency. But several high-profile bitcoin investors came forward in its defense Wednesday. "Mt. Gox had to die for bitcoin to thrive. Its former role from early bitcoin days has been supplanted by better, stronger entities," said Marc Andreessen, a Web browser pioneer whose venture firm...

Full article: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-bitcoin-fallout-201...

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