Biggest Bitcoin Heist ever cashes 350 Mio.

Die weltgrößte Bitcoin-Börse Mt. Gox ist offline, nachdem ein über zwei Jahre lang geplanter und ausgeführter Hack dort 744.408 Bitcoins — rund 350 Millionen Dollar – erbeutet hat. Damit dürfte die Bitcoin-Bubble endgültig platzen.

Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, has gone offline, apparently after losing hundreds of millions of dollars due to a years-long hacking effort that went unnoticed by the company.

The hacking attack is detailed in a leaked “crisis strategy draft” plan, apparently created by Gox and published Monday by Ryan Selkis, a bitcoin entrepreneur and blogger (see below). According to the document, the exchange is insolvent after losing 744,408 bitcoins — worth about $350 million at Monday’s trading prices.[…]

“This could be the end of bitcoin,” the document reads, “at least for most of the public.”

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Goes Offline Amid Allegations of $350 Million Hack