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Bitstamp Claims $5 Million Lost in Hot Wallet Hack

| Stan Higgins

Bitstamp has revealed the loss of roughly 19,000 BTC as a result of a platform security breach.

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Vault of Satoshi Founders Close Bitcoin Exchange to Focus on Netflix Startup

| Pete Rizzo

Canadian bitcoin exchange Vault of Satoshi has announced that it close its doors after 5th February.

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Markets Weekly: Bitcoin’s New Year Starts With a Crash

| Joon Ian Wong

Bitcoin's price crashed over the New Year weekend, losing $51 over two days. Why?

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Bitstamp Reports Hot Wallet Issue, Tells Customers to Not Deposit Bitcoin

| Jon Southurst

There was concern over popular exchange Bitstamp when it warned customers not to deposit bitcoins to previous addresses, and stopped some withdrawals.

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Bitcoin Messenger App GetGems Raises $400k From Waze Investor

| Pete Rizzo

Israeli seed-stage investment group Magma VC has invested $400,000 in decentralised social messaging startup GetGems.

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Why Some Bitcoin Exchanges Might Die in 2015

| Danny Bradbury

Bitcoin’s recently reduced price volatility might be good news for everyday bitcoin users, but could it send a bunch of exchanges off the cliff?

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Bitcoin Bowl Merchants See Tech’s Big Picture, But Few Sales

| Pete Rizzo

Although few Bitcoin Bowl merchants report more than a handful of sales, most are optimistic about the technology and its perceived benefits.

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Missing Mt Gox Bitcoins Likely an Inside Job, Say Japanese Police

| Jon Southurst

The disappearance of 650,000 BTC from Mt Gox was due to internal system irregularities and not external attacks, reports a Japanese newspaper.

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The Giant Awakens: Asia’s Top Bitcoin Stories in 2014

| Jon Southurst

From rumoured bans to booms, 2014 was big for bitcoin in Asia. Here is a review of the stories that made the biggest splashes, for better or worse.

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Microsoft: Bitcoin Regulation Will Influence Expansion Plans

| Pete Rizzo

Microsoft issues new details about its surprise decision to accept bitcoin for digital goods this December.