Retrieved gox June On 20 Februarywith wiki withdrawals still halted, Mt. The exchange went online on July 18, Gox failed in early Page mid-MayMt. Gox filed page Tokyo for a gox of bankruptcy protection from creditors called minji saisei or civil rehabilitation to allow wiki to seek a buyer, reporting that it had liabilities of about 6. Bitcoin now bitcoin a competitor to Mt.
Gox's largest stake holder, appeared to become an extremely wealthy man. Bitcoin bank Flexcoin closes after hack attack. Is it ok to let this type of website get a full copy of our host and share servers? The Gathering Online" cards like stocks. The funds never made it back to Mt. Since the transaction appears as if it has not proceeded correctly, the bitcoins may be resent. They answered support inquires, did troubleshooting on the site, and tried to support the tiny company in any way they could.
You can do this anytime. Gox exchange from February until its shutdown in February Retrieved 3 March Bitcoins are like 'glass beads', warns Danish national bank. The site is offline. Why do we know Mtgox used to sell Magic cards?
Well, there's 10 pages of posts, maybe he mentions 'Magic' elsewhere? Oh, and his personal Bitcointalk account https: OK, so maybe the official Mtgox blog and official account and personal account never mention it. Here's an interview with McCaleb http: Note what is completely unmentioned there: Gox was made for any reason other than Bitcoins. If Mt Gox was an operating Magic card exchange, isn't that a really strange way to describe its history?
What happened was this: McCaleb was interested in card games, and thought he might write a Magic card exchange. His server lapsed, but he held onto the domain, maybe because he prepaid. When Far Wilds went public, he recycled the domain for documentation. Far Wilds has its own domain now thefarwilds. Years later, he heard about Bitcoin, thought it was a great idea but a currency needed an exchange, and used a domain he had lying around.
So, I don't know what to say to anyone who isn't persuaded at this point. There's not a scrap of primary source evidence I've found after quite a bit of digging the above is just the summary , even thought there should be tons of primary sources on it. It's all bald assertion or clear misinterpretation of an old landing page, given respectability by constant repetition and osmosis into trusted sources like Wikipedia. Fortunately, this is not some distant historical problem. All the people involved are still alive.
I've emailed McCaleb for a comment on this question: The lede, but not the whole article, has been changed from "is an exchange" to "was an exchange". Gox Is Offline, Likely Dead" . So we do have a reliable source. We don't have to track this minute by minute; within 24 hours, we should have more solid info. Definitely a "current event" now, and edits should be made cautiously.
People will be checking Wikipedia for info. Gox Is Offline, Likely Dead". I disagree that it's not improper. Likely dead is not dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. All major news sources I've seen are still using the present tense to describe the company, and we should follow reliable sources, not exaggerate the claims of a single attention-grabbing headline.
I need a valid source to prove this Can anyone find an MSM that identified that. Now the site just says In the event of recent news reports and the potential repercussions on MtGoxs operations and the market, a decision was taken to close all transactions for the time being in order to protect the site and our users.
We will be closely monitoring the situation and will react accordingly. The graph is using a log scale, which greatly hides the actual value changes, especially given the small size.
There is no visible labeling indicating that it is a logarithmic scale when used in the main article. This should be using a plain 2 or 1 year median history instead. Can someone link through to the Mark Karpeles article? Reuters includes more or less the same content here. Attorney Preet Bharara was seeking information from businesses dealing in bitcoin to discover how they were dealing with the cyberattacks. I changed the lede to point out that the alleged "theft" is just a rumor.
There's a leaked document that may be faked and some comments on Internet Relay Chat behind it. The two cited articles actually say "Mt. Gox is blaming a costly computer hack for its current troubles. But in reality, the company was in dire financial straits long before that.
That would also require serious lapses in how the company audited its accounts, and how it dealt with the discovery that it was in financial trouble. The bankruptcy court will have to sort this out. I think the infobox should be the company infobox, not the exchange infobox, because Mt. Gox was not an exchange, it was a company running an online auction website. Bitcoin "exchanges" have very little in common with other financial exchanges.
Gox's legal problems are broadening. The Tokyo bankruptcy case suddenly went in a new direction when a creditor filed a petition noting that unexplained Bitcoin transactions were occurring on Mt. Gox employees are revealing details of problems several years old. Gox is to get US bankruptcy protection. Gox, an acronym for Magic: The Gathering Online Exchange,   .
Does anyone object or agree? Did the site ever advertise itself as "Magic: The Gathering Online Exchange" during the period when it was notable e. My understanding is no, and that it didn't even do any MTGO trading at all in that period. This is trivia about how the name was formed, and it's actively misleading for what the site ended up really being.
Unless you think that detailed origin stories should be mentioned in the lede about, say, Kodak? That article's a good example - there's a rather famous name origin story there, but it's in the article itself, not in the lede, because it just isn't relevant enough.
Gox is going from "civil rehabilitation" to straight bankruptcy and liquidation. Gox issued yet another statement, not giving any date for the resumption of withdrawals. A protest by two bitcoin enthusiasts outside the building that houses the Mt.
Gox headquarters in Tokyo continued. Citing "security concerns", Mt. Gox moved its offices to a different location in Shibuya. Bitcoin prices quoted by Mt. Gox paying its customers. On 23 February , Mt. The same day, all posts on its Twitter account were removed. On 24 February , Mt. Gox suspended all trading, and hours later its website went offline, returning a blank page.
A leaked alleged internal crisis management document claimed that the company was insolvent, after having lost , bitcoins in a theft which went undetected for years. Six other major bitcoin exchanges released a joint statement distancing themselves from Mt. Gox, shortly before Mt. Gox's website went offline. On 25 February , Mt. Gox reported on its website that a "decision was taken to close all transactions for the time being", citing "recent news reports and the potential repercussions on Mt Gox's operations".
Gox was "at a turning point". From 1 February until the end of March, during the period of Mt. On 28 February Mt. Gox filed in Tokyo for a form of bankruptcy protection from creditors called minji saisei or civil rehabilitation to allow courts to seek a buyer, reporting that it had liabilities of about 6.
On 9 March , Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy protection in the US , to halt U. On 20 March , Mt. New evidence presented in April by Tokyo security company WizSec led them to conclude that "most or all of the missing bitcoins were stolen straight out of the Mt. Archived from the original on 12 August Service Discussion, 6 March Accessed 23 October Archived from the original on 19 September Retrieved 12 March Retrieved 8 February Trading is suspended until".
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1 Aug On 23 February, Karpelès resigned from the board of the Bitcoin Foundation, and all posts on the Mt. Gox Twitter account were removed. The exchange suspended all trading the following day. Hours after trading halted, the website went offline, returning a blank page. An alleged leaked internal crisis. 7 Jan Jed McCaleb created eDonkey, one of the largest file-sharing networks of its time , as well as Mt. Gox, the first bitcoin exchange. In , Jed founded Ripple. Recognizing that the world's financial infrastructure is broken and that too many people are left without resources, he and Joyce Kim cofounded. Mt Gox is working with the bitcoin core development team and others to mitigate this issue.” On 17 February , On 24 February , Mt. Gox suspended all trading, and hours later its website went offline, returning a blank page. A leaked .