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Shutdown of Bitcoin Exchange Bitcurex Under Investigation by Polish Prosecutor

The District Prosecutor’s Office in Łódź, a city in central Poland has launched an investigation into Bitcurex, the country’s first bitcoin exchange that went offline last year. Bitcurex was Poland’s first and largest bitcoin exchange after commencing operations in 2012. In October 2016, the troubled bitcoin exchange shut down its exchange operations after losing 2300 bitcoins (approx. $1.5...

Polish Bitcoin Exchange Bitcurex Goes Offline After Losing Assets; Questions Loom Over Loss of 2300 BTC

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Bitcurex, a Polish bitcoin exchange, posted a notice on its website that it lost part of its assets on October 13 as a result of “external interference in automated data collection and processing of information.” The exchange service has been taken offline. The notice indicated service is expected to resume on November 30, 2016, but the message has caused some to question how much the company...

The State of Bitcoin in Poland: Friendly or Hostile?

BitMarket, a Polish Bitcoin exchange, was recently closed down by BPH due to their association with Bitcoin. At first the bank was told that it was due to technical problems. Another bank, Bank Zachodni WBK (BZ WBK), also began terminating accounts shortly after the BitMarket incident. While these two banks are shutting down accounts held by Bitcoin businesses, does this signify a national...

CCN Week in Review: Mt. Gox "Finds" 200K BTC, Blockchain Downtime, Bitcoin Price Drop, and More

CCN Week in Review: Mt. Gox "Finds" 200K BTC, Blockchain Downtime, Bitcoin Price Drop, and More

The week of 17 March - 23 March was pretty eventful in the Bitcoin world. We learned that Mt. Gox stumbled upon 200,000 bitcoins previously thought to have been stolen in an old wallet, that popular web wallet Blockchain suffered extended downtime due to a database issue, that the price of bitcoin fell below 600 USD, and more. Here are our top stories this week in case you missed them. [youtube ]...

BREAKING: As Promised, Bitcurex Resumes Operations on Tuesday

BREAKING: As Promised, Bitcurex Resumes Operations on Tuesday

Update: EUR trading is back as well. Last week, Poland's largest bitcoin exchange, Bitcurex, halted all trades to investigate a hacking attack. A malicious user attempted to obtain 19,000 BTC from the exchange with a fraudulent buy order. However, the site was shut down within 5 minutes of the buy order, and Bitcurex offered the following statement soon afterwards: Dear Users, We successfully...

CCN Week in Review: Mt. Gox's Lies, Hacking Bitcurex, Dogecoin Forks, and More

CCN Week in Review: Mt. Gox's Lies, Hacking Bitcurex, Dogecoin Forks, and More

This week on CCN, we learned that Mt. Gox kept trading despite its insolvency, Bitcurex successfully thwarted a hacking attempt, Dogecoin forked again, and more. Check out our top stories this week (10 March - 16 March) in video and article form. [youtube ] Mt. Gox Knew it was Insolvent Yet Kept Trading for Weeks Mt. Gox recently filed for bankruptcy in the United States, and after taking a...

Bitcoin Exchange Doing Security Right: Bitcurex Successfully Blocked A Hacking Attack

Some 9 hours ago, astute Bitcoiners watching Bitcoin exchange charts were greeted by a surprising blip on Poland's largest Bitcoin Exchange: Bitcurex.  Bitcurex has been in operation since July 2012, and is operated out of Lodz, Poland under the registered Digital Future Ltd.  It seems that a hacker managed to create 94 million PLN (The Polish Zloty) and used the fiat to buy Bitcoin orders on the...

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