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01.15.15 Peter Yeh

Defense attorneys for Ross Ulbricht, the man accused of being head of Silk Road Dread Pirate Roberts, allege that former CEO of now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles was the real mastermind of the online black market. Motherboard reports that under cross-examination, a Homeland Security agent said he was preparing to get […]

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03.21.14 Peter Yeh

The troubled Bitcoin exchange MtGox has announced that it “found” 200,000 bitcoins, which at time of writing is worth over $114 million. There has been no announcement yet that creditors are to be compensated with this discovery. Long story short: “Sorry, about losing your 800,000 bitcoins, but hey, we forgot we left a quarter of it lying around. Aren’t […]

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03.18.14 Marina Galperina

“I created Mt. Gox as an actual landscape,” artist-render LaTurbo Avedon tells ANIMAL. “People can submit media to place it at or on the shrine.” Avedon is an artist-render who exists only in on social media, Second Life and other interactive digital platforms that she chooses to inhabit. This is her first show at the online project […]

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02.28.14 Marina Galperina

Remember how bitcoin’s largest exchange was crashing, then crashed?  Finally, the Mt.Gox debacle has been visualized for the laymanliest of laymen by Taiwanese Animators! See Bitcoin’s largest exchange go offline after “technical issues.” See Mt.Gox locking down their physical office and fleeing. See the perpetrators of a two-year “virtual Italian Job” sabotage the spiffy, imaginary digital highways […]

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