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How did Bitcoinica get its prices?

I'm interested in building a Bitcoinica replacement and wondered how did they get their pricing information. Was it from Mt.Gox and was it verifiable, I mean could you have gone to a web site and ...
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What is the story behind Bitcoinica?

Bitcoinica was a very popular service when it was operating. What is the story behind it - when was it started, what did it offer, and what hurdles did it face?
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What sort of service is Bitcoinica?

What sort of service is Bitcoinica (or was before it was closed)?
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What could be the impact of the distribution of "tainted" Bitcoinica coins?

The hacker was distributing them in IRC recently, and sent some to the Bitcoin Faucet. Is this a reliable method for evading the "Bitcoin Police"? Here's a forum thread discussing the distribution ...
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Is planning to reopen after the 11th May 2012 theft?

On 11th May, 2012, 18,547 BTC were reported stolen from as stated here: The website is unresponsive at the time of ...
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How exactly does short selling with Bitcoins work?

Bitcoinica does (or did) offer short selling, but the question is how? If I fund my account with 100 BTC and I want to short BTC, can I do that, or do I need USD to do that?
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