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an exchange popular in the early years of Bitcoin, where bitcoins could be traded against mora than a dozen national currencies including the US Dollar and the Euro. Insolvent in 2013.

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Google Authenticator not verifying for MtGox bankruptcy site

I am trying to file a claim on the mtgox.com site for rehabilitation and part of that requires setting up two-factor authentication via Google Authenticator, but when I enter the 6-digit code it says "...
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How does one monitor all bitcoin address that hold more than a certain amount and detect movement from cold storage?

Is there a service or site where one can monitor all large bitcoin hodler addresses to detect movement? And as seen below with the mt.gox trustee moving coins from his cold storage. How does one find ...
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Where did the Mt.gox Trustee sell his 400 million worth of bitcoin?

Is there a way to figure out where did the Mt.gox trustee sell his bitcoins? Was it on typical exchanges we use today or was it through a private big exchange?
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What, if anything, can I do to recover bitcoin that was stolen from my MtGox acct in June, 2013?

I understand the short answer is "nothing", but I ask because I've had trouble explaining this to a coworker which made me realize I don't really get it myself. What information can I glean from ...
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What happened to the stolen Mt. Gox Bitcoins

Since the stolen Bitcoins are 850 thousand, so roughly 4% of all Bitcoins, they must be quite noticeable. Is it known to which wallet addresses they went? Did they move from those addresses since? ...
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My claim was accepted on MtGox.com - how do I get the cash out?

My claim was accepted on MtGox.com - how do I get the cash out? It lists a Yen figure but it's totally unclear what to do next. Is it too late to transfer to Kraken and get bitcoin back? How can I ...
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Mt. Gox had 5 billion bitcoins?

In the statement of liabilities issued by Mt. Gox after its bankruptcy it shows the following figures as totals: The statement amount of "Deposited BTC" is 5,202,383,086.88638 bitcoins, which is over ...
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How can bitcoins be stolen?

I read about Mt. Gox and how 850,000 bitcoins has been "stolen" from it. I do not understand how someone can steal bitcoins: if MtGox has bitcoins, and MrThief wants to use this bitcoins, then MrThief ...
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Mtgox: Probability of Distribution, etc. - Report 28 sept 2016

In the last report regarding the MtGox bankruptcy it is mentioned that: However, the detailed schedule thereof will inevitably be affected by each creditor’s response to the ...
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MtGox's secondary market?

I remember back in the day when MtGox halted its BTC withdrawals, someone put together a secondary market exchange for trading MtGoxBTC for actual BTC. You could deposit MtGox BTC to it since the ...
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What has happened with the investigation of mtgox.com?

Why hasn't there been any update since 9th of September 2015? What has happened since then?
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What explanations are there for the bubble of 2013 and subsequent Bitcoin price in 2014?

I'm having a look at the price history of Bitcoin/USD, and there's a significant spike around the end of 2013 (to USD 1137), followed by a very volatile year in 2014 that ended with Bitcoin around USD ...
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How many users did Mt.Gox have?

The amount of lost Bitcoin is well-known, but is it reported anywhere how many user accounts Mt. Gox had before its downfall?
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Expectancy of payout from bancrupcty claim mtgox

Now it is possible to file a proof of claim regarding the mtgox bancruptcy. What is the most likely outcome of this claim? What is the expectancy one can have as a former mtgox user on this claim?
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If I held fiat currency, instead BTC, on MT Gox, would I get paid sooner/more?

If I held currency on Mt. Gox, but not actually bitcoins, am I in a different situation to those who held bitcoins? For example, if I had $700 AUD but 0 BTC. I can't get any information regarding this ...
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Precisely what did Mt. Gox do wrong?

Everyone likes to trash Mt. Gox. There is a ton of hearsay out there. Can someone produce real evidence of their poor business practice? I was hoping to find their old website FAQ for example. ...
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I had money on MtGox, can I get it back?

From what I understand mtgox lost bitcoins but I had traded the bitcoins for dollars before the bankruptcy. Am I understanding it correctly or am I wrong?
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MtGox bancruptcy: Filing proof of claims

I owned bitcoins at mtgox during bankruptcy, am I a creditor and thus have to file a proof of claim?
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What is Mt. Gox's YubiKeys' “configuration protection access code”?

Does anyone know if Mt. Gox, now that they're bankrupt, has released their YubiKey's "configuration protection access code" (cf. this)? If so, we could reprogram the free YubiKeys they sent us and use ...
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How is Coinbase any different than Mt Gox?

Apparently Coinbase handles the private keys for your wallet which allows them to easily handle buying and selling. As Coinbase is a hosted wallet, we do not provide users with their private keys;...
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Class action suit against Mt. Gox?

This NY Times article says a Chicago law firm is representing Mt. Gox customers in a lawsuit against that company. I had a small about of bitcoin in a Mt. Gox account. The law firm has not contacted ...
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Was the claim of finding 180-200k bitcoins MtGox issued confirmed?

On March 2014, MtGox allegedly reported the finding of 180-200k bitcoins "lying around" in some wallet. Was it really confirmed? The amount of speculation and click-grabbing media reports make it ...
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Mt. Gox losses for tax purposes

If I put $50 into Mt. Gox in February 2013, made multiples trades from BTC to USD and back, always remaining in the Mt. Gox system, and then lost all of it in the March bankruptcy, how do I handle ...
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What would a new exchange need to be better than the rest?

If a new crypto v crypto exchange were to be built and launched. What would tempt you to use it rather than what you currently use? Or what improvements would you like to see from the way things work ...
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ANXBTC.com / MTGOX v2 API “Authentication”

I've signed up with ANXBTC.com and I'm trying to learn the API (based off MTGOX v2 API): http://docs.anxv2.apiary.io/ In order to issue commands, there needs to be authentication. I have a "Rest-...
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transfer funds from Mt.Gox after the crash of 2014 [closed]

By now, 25/03/2014, you can view your funds on the Mt. Gox website. I have some euro's parked over there. Is there a way to transfer them. Is there a procedure you can follow?
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What can a US citizen do regarding the theft of Mt Gox PII data (Passports, etc) [closed]

A hacker is selling Personally Identifiable information (PII) stolen from Mt Gox. What can a US citizen do to protect their identity? What steps should they take? Should a passport be cancelled? ...
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mtgox failure… any implications for bitcoin/ecurrency protocol design?

last heard, estimates are Mtgox lost about ~$½B ... apparently the current bitcoin market cap is around ~$8B ie Mtgox failure roughly somewhere around 1/16th the entire market cap of bitcoin, a ...
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MtGox money completely lost? [duplicate]

Given the recent events and today's news about MtGox filing for bankruptcy, is my money on MtGox completely lost? and what are my options now?
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Does the Mt Gox attack constitute theft of Bitcoins or just a Denial-of-Service attack?

What's being reported on the news is that millions of Bitcoins were stolen from Mt Gox. But the Bitcoin Foundation blog says something different: https://bitcoinfoundation.org/blog/?p=422 "...
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Why is the disappearance of Mt Gox a problem?

I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm not a bitcoin user and may lack important information. My understanding was that each bitcoin user has a wallet on his harddrive or wherever, where he ...
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I have/had 31 bitcoins on MtGox; What are my options now?

After reading the joint-statement on blockchain, and the fact MtGox is down now, I am scared, what are my options? Is there anyone who can help me in my situation? I purchased those coins for 800$. ...
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Huge price difference between mtgox and others - why?

I know mtgox is imposing halts of withdrawals at the moment but i just cant understand this chart (see bellow - taken on 21.2.14 21:37 GMT), surely if i can buy btc on mtgox and A) Then spend them ...
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Is it possible to verify or audit an exchange to determine how much bitcoin they have on deposit?

Is it possible to verify or audit an exchange (for eg. mnt gox) to determine how much bitcoin they have on deposit? For example, they could publish one or more bitcoin wallet addresses and by ...
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Possible to buy bitcoin at MtGox at $259 and sell for $635 at BitStamp at 18th February 2014? [duplicate]

So would it really be possible to buy bitcoin at MtGox at $259 and sell for $635 at BitStamp at 18th February 2014? Because those are the bitcoin exchange prices at that moment?
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What is the NTX ID that Mt. Gox refer to in their Feb 17th Statement?

Mt. Gox have released a statement concerning their recent withdrawal problems. In order to launch the new system, we are going through the following steps: Re-indexing the entire ...
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Is this “transaction malleability” really an issue?

The well-known Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox last week suspended all Bitcoin withdrawals because of "technical issues", which today have been better described in this press release. This looks like a ...
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Why does Mt gox BTC price discounted with other exchanges?

When ever the BTC prices are crashing, MT Gox prices are discounted. What is the logic behind it?
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Confusion over BTC value - MtGox vs CoinDesk [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the current value of BTC. If I go to MtGox the ticker at the top says the average price is about $950 but at CoinDesk.com the daily high, low etc are all $100 cheaper... Both are ...
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MtGox Transaction IDs are internal or bitcoin issued? [duplicate]

Why did MtGox issue me a transaction ID (and charge a fee) for funds that have not "transacted" to the address I provided (but have been withdrawn from MtGox)? Do they issue some kind of internal ...
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Mtgox account verification pending, how to withdraw my bitcoins?

I had submitted my personal document for verification over 30 days; however, my account still pending for verification, what I can do to withdraw my bitcoin?
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I lost bitcoins in mtgox, I don't know why and how

I have a mtgox without verification yet, opened in June of 2013, and recently I put in some 26btcs in December. I begin to operate buying and selling and in January 8, I had 26,03 btcs and now I see ...
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How mtgox and bitstamp calculate the bitcoin price?

Trading platforms like mtgox and bitstamp display the current bitcoin price on the top. How they calculate that and what effect it has when trading? What labels Last|High|Low and Vol actually mean?
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Is MtGox Pubnub API and Websocket API the same thing?

On their wiki MtGox have pages for Pubnub API and Websocket API. So when I connect to Websocket API - it just goes through Pubnub, or it's a different way to connect?
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How do I interpret Mt Gox market depth streaming data?

You can get streaming market depth data form Mt Gox as described here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/MtGox/API/Streaming#Depth. I understand what market depth is but how do I interpret this data? An ...
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Mt.Gox API v2 with C# - authentication problem 403

I'm trying to access the Mt.Gox API v2 via C# and HTTP requests. I've put together the following code based on various examples I found online (e.g. the nitrous documentation). private string ...
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Bitcoins Stuck?

This morning I attempted to send BTC to my Bter account from my Mt Gox account. I sent them and they seemed to reappear. I sent them again and there was a little left over, I sent that. Now the ...
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Why are ticker messages in the MtGox PubNub API repeated?

I'm using MtGox's PubNub API to fetch ticker data. I've subscribed to the BTC/EUR ticker with id 0bb6da8b-f6c6-4ecf-8f0d-a544ad948c15 . In more than half the cases when I receive a new ticker message, ...
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Buying and Selling on MtGox

I have a quick rather "noob" question about MtGox. I've noticed many reports about MtGox being very slow at "paying out" usd, and have seen many people suggesting that you should transfer your ...
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Can I first open an account on an exchange then later on transfer to my wallet?

I'd like, at one point, to create myself a bitcoin wallet using an offline computer and then store that wallet in a safe (either printed, encrypted, on a sheet of paper or encrypted on a USB stick). ...