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February 09, 2014, 03:30:10 PM
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They said "Update Monday" not "Update Monday at midnight"

LOL, bitcoin armageddon  Cheesy
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If you so hate bitcoin and wish to go down what are you doing here? Go and leave btc world behind and let us alone with your fud.

I'm just realistic and this is true
Listen, that is your opinion and it does not mean a truth. You went to far with your fud, its different to post once your concerns or opinions but starting zilion thead and post with all the same fud is out of line.
I think you are from Russia and now barking on the wrong tree!


Remember, Russia = True
You just prove my point. Let me ask you a question and please be honest: would you have the same opinion of btc going to end if you were not a retarded troll?

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February 09, 2014, 03:32:28 PM
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I know that the truth really hurts.

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February 09, 2014, 04:00:33 PM
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They said "Update Monday" not "Update Monday at midnight"

LOL, bitcoin armageddon  Cheesy
Igorr
If you so hate bitcoin and wish to go down what are you doing here? Go and leave btc world behind and let us alone with your fud.

I'm just realistic and this is true
Listen, that is your opinion and it does not mean a truth. You went to far with your fud, its different to post once your concerns or opinions but starting zilion thead and post with all the same fud is out of line.
I think you are from Russia and now barking on the wrong tree!


Remember, Russia = True
You just prove my point. Let me ask you a question and please be honest: would you have the same opinion of btc going to end if russia did not ban btc?

Of course, Bitcoin will definitely go to the bottom, with or without Russia,

This is all a big game by the rules of  manufacturer mining hardware, which is based on speculation,
and MtGox is ponzi scheme, now we see,
who is behind Mtgox, we will see soon.


Is it in actuality Putin and not mark karpeles?
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February 09, 2014, 04:02:18 PM
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Countdown
Tokio/Japan  GMT,  Monday 10 February 2014     1:00
Peking/China  GMT, Monday 10 February 2014,   00:00

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February 09, 2014, 04:08:26 PM
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I know that the truth really hurts.

Truth, yes.

tard speculation, otoh, is painless.

Check out my prescient ATS thread from 2008: "Windows XP: End the Cyberwar, Open the Code Now!" http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread411978/pg1
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February 09, 2014, 04:09:23 PM
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I know that the truth really hurts.

Truth, yes.

tard speculation, otoh, is painless.

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February 09, 2014, 04:14:19 PM
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I know that the truth really hurts.

Truth, yes.

tard speculation, otoh, is painless.

Truth like mt gox making statement that stuck transaction were only to few limited users and not responding 2 weeks to customers emails?
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February 09, 2014, 04:18:44 PM
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No more my money, no more my bitcoin, everything is gone.

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February 09, 2014, 04:25:18 PM
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No more my money, no more my bitcoin, everything is gone.

Russia cant be that bad.  Try sneaking out through India like successful KGB defector Yuri Bezmenoff.  India does agree to keep Russians in, so don't get caught, they'll send you back.

Check out my prescient ATS thread from 2008: "Windows XP: End the Cyberwar, Open the Code Now!" http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread411978/pg1
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February 09, 2014, 06:38:22 PM
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can we please come back to the topic of the post please?
as we know BTC withdrawal are suspended, and today probably will have some news.
what about fiat currencies? when is the last processed withdrawal for EUR/USD/JPY ?
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can we please come back to the topic of the post please?
as we know BTC withdrawal are suspended, and today probably will have some news.
what about fiat currencies? when is the last processed withdrawal for EUR/USD/JPY ?


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Guess I will flamed for this and accused for all sort of bullshit, but I still recieve euro from mtgox, last one 04. februar. The one before that was 15 January so less then the 20 days even.

Well Savior said that he received Eur at 15 Jan and 4 Feb which i doubt because it's second transfer should be confirmed after 15 Jan , and has we know several people had confirmed sepa from earlier, me included, and nothing yet.

Savior : if o see this post tell us when did ask your 4 Feb transfer .
tks

Good luck to all
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February 09, 2014, 07:12:48 PM
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If MTGOX was solvent, then Mark would be publicly proclaiming from the roof tops of the Bitcoin world their solvency as well as proof via a simple bitcoin transfer to a new address to prove they have all the funds (ok ok or multiple transfers assuming they keep their BTC in separate wallets). Seems to be a pretty trivial matter to prove solvency, yet MTGOX has chosen not to prove this publicly.
If MtGox started treating their cold storage irresponsibly like that, I would be out in a puff.  This is obviously a technical glitch – all evidence points to a technical problem – and MtGox should fix the problem instead of throwing cold wallets around.  There is a bitcoin core developer in  #mtgox-chat right now buying MtGox BTC at 90% of face value.  Because people who knows how bitcoin works under the hood can easily see this is a technical glitch and nothing else.  Of course you will find manipulators like you spreading FUD and offering much worse rates in the same channel.  (And useful idiots who are helping the manipulators spreding FUD, while stupid enough to not take the profit from people who run into their trap.)

Sjå https://bitmynt.no for veksling av bitcoin mot norske kroner.  Trygt, billig, raskt og enkelt sidan 2010.
I buy with EUR and other currencies at a fair market price when you want to sell.  See http://bitmynt.no/eurprice.pl
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February 09, 2014, 07:32:40 PM
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It's not oblivious at all to me.
Could you please point me to the right direction?

My anger against what is wrong in the Bitcoin community is productive:
Bitcointa.lk - Replace "Bitcointalk.org" with "Bitcointa.lk" in this url to see how this page looks like on a proper forum (Announcement Thread)
Hashfast.org - Wiki for screwed customers
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February 09, 2014, 08:03:16 PM
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It's not oblivious at all to me.
Could you please point me to the right direction?
Here.  (nullc aka gmaxwell)

Sjå https://bitmynt.no for veksling av bitcoin mot norske kroner.  Trygt, billig, raskt og enkelt sidan 2010.
I buy with EUR and other currencies at a fair market price when you want to sell.  See http://bitmynt.no/eurprice.pl
Warning: "Bitcoin" XT, Classic, Unlimited and the likes are scams. Don't use them, and don't listen to their shills.
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February 09, 2014, 08:23:26 PM
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can we please come back to the topic of the post please?
as we know BTC withdrawal are suspended, and today probably will have some news.
what about fiat currencies? when is the last processed withdrawal for EUR/USD/JPY ?


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Guess I will flamed for this and accused for all sort of bullshit, but I still recieve euro from mtgox, last one 04. februar. The one before that was 15 January so less then the 20 days even.

Well Savior said that he received Eur at 15 Jan and 4 Feb which i doubt because it's second transfer should be confirmed after 15 Jan , and has we know several people had confirmed sepa from earlier, me included, and nothing yet.

Savior : if o see this post tell us when did ask your 4 Feb transfer .
tks

Good luck to all


Im waiting one sepa since 29th. Ill keep you posted
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February 09, 2014, 08:29:02 PM
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I alread read that, (even if i didn't know that i was reading gmaxwell), and i really don't see anything conclusive... Yes, there were problems back in September, i was a victim of one of those, and yes, they are all valid points... Yet there is no proof.

gmaxwell has a big courage at buying MtGox's BTC at 0.9.

The deadline is tomorrow, let's see what happens.

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Bitcointa.lk - Replace "Bitcointalk.org" with "Bitcointa.lk" in this url to see how this page looks like on a proper forum (Announcement Thread)
Hashfast.org - Wiki for screwed customers
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February 09, 2014, 08:48:09 PM
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Of course you will find manipulators like you spreading FUD and offering much worse rates in the same channel.  (And useful idiots who are helping the manipulators spreding FUD, while stupid enough to not take the profit from people who run into their trap.)

owners of gox.btc don't get ripped off. magical tux has the coins and will resume payouts as soon as he fixes his code.

Owners of goxBTC may for example:
- Believe that Gox has fallen victim of an unreported theft, hack, scam or seizure and do not have the full amount of coins
- Believe that ongoing investigations result in seizure which may take years and may result in BTC returned as fiat
- Need the money which Gox has kept hostage for weeks in case of many
- Prepare to sue Mt.Gox or do something damaging to them and just want to get the money out from retaliatory action by Gox
- Have insider information.

; all with certain probabilities.

In every scenario, the actions of Mt.Gox are most contemptible. The price of goxBTC, which has been around 83% lately, reflects the level-headed analysis by market participants, concerning what is the confidence that Gox will surrender the money. Prior to this, goxUSD has been trading at 80%. Even inside of Gox, the market has currently given up hope to get coins out, because they are trading at 5% discount even relative to goxUSD, which we have known for long, is a high-risk variable income paper, and nothing resembling a currency.

Mt.Gox inactions are below every standard, and it is 100% them who are to blame. The customers have every right to expect that the "market leader" functions at least as well as the fly-by-night exchanges. Instead of calling long-standing forum members like me "useful idiots", you do well to consider the above and following points.

I sent you PM several weeks ago asking what could be the best way to get money out of Gox. In Jan 26, full 14 days ago and after long time of useless correspondence with their customer service, I decided that enough is enough, and converted $800k to BTC at top markup, triggering the panic rally to >1,000. Then the withdrawals were already dysfunctional and I could get only about 55% out, the process being the main joy of my life 24/7 for more than a week. The rest I estimated that I better sell at an average price of 83% than leave them there.

Listen now, smartass: That people need their money that the service is obligated to give them upon request, does not make them idiots. I am fully aware that I have lost $150k in the debacle, am I an idiot? For every seller there is a buyer, and somebody is now enjoying my money. I have nothing against people who do honest arbitrage (I do, myself) but manufacturing (or: not fixing by criminal negligence) technical problems and causing unforeseen and unbearable difficulties to your customers, and then offering an extortionate solution, is despicable, loathsome, hateful, spiteful, detestable and abominable.

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Dear Valued Bitcoin Exchange,

Thank you for your email and fuck you for unlawfully withholding my money.

I am willing to enter into the following compromise:

I eat my loss from ever believing I would get the fiat out from you, and the resulting 23% price premium which I paid to convert almost a million dollars to bitcoins, plus the fees for this and the fees for the unfunctioning and cancelled withdrawals.

In return you will transfer any bitcoins in my account (550 as we speak) plus the ones in limbo as a result of my ongoing attempts to receive at least something from you, to my bitcoin address of 1CWJPpv8ENiqzgeEAVknKUBpJXEkybaA51 which you can verify belongs to me, since you have sent 18 withdrawals requested by me to that address already, and you have every means available to further ensure that.

I am sure 7 days is well enough to do this considering your workload, and even leaves room for a positive surprise from your side. Failure to response to this in due time will naturally result in every adversity and negative publicity imaginable.

Yours truly,
Risto Pietilä; username "rpietila"

Now, I take a risk. I did not even wait 7 days to get my goods out, since I think the 83% odds were on my side. If Mt.Gox gets everything done so that everybody who wants (perhaps somebody has not heard about this or is dead or whatever and thus does not want) his coins out, he can get them, on Monday, then Mt.Gox and its principals are still despicable, loathsome, hateful, spiteful, detestable and abominable (old crimes are not forgiven just because switch has been turned ON for a time), but in addition I am a fool and an idiot. I should be better connected to know exactly every BTC bank where to keep even a tiny bit of my stash. (There is a reason why I own Silverbank.)
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February 09, 2014, 08:48:39 PM
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can we please come back to the topic of the post please?
as we know BTC withdrawal are suspended, and today probably will have some news.
what about fiat currencies? when is the last processed withdrawal for EUR/USD/JPY ?


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Guess I will flamed for this and accused for all sort of bullshit, but I still recieve euro from mtgox, last one 04. februar. The one before that was 15 January so less then the 20 days even.

Well Savior said that he received Eur at 15 Jan and 4 Feb which i doubt because it's second transfer should be confirmed after 15 Jan , and has we know several people had confirmed sepa from earlier, me included, and nothing yet.

Savior : if o see this post tell us when did ask your 4 Feb transfer .
tks

Good luck to all

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February 09, 2014, 08:57:40 PM
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Of course you will find manipulators like you spreading FUD and offering much worse rates in the same channel.  (And useful idiots who are helping the manipulators spreding FUD, while stupid enough to not take the profit from people who run into their trap.)

owners of gox.btc don't get ripped off. magical tux has the coins and will resume payouts as soon as he fixes his code.

Owners of goxBTC may for example:
- Believe that Gox has fallen victim of an unreported theft, hack, scam or seizure and do not have the full amount of coins
- Believe that ongoing investigations result in seizure which may take years and may result in BTC returned as fiat
- Need the money which Gox has kept hostage for weeks in case of many
- Prepare to sue Mt.Gox or do something damaging to them and just want to get the money out from retaliatory action by Gox
- Have insider information.

; all with certain probabilities.

In every scenario, the actions of Mt.Gox are most contemptible. The price of goxBTC, which has been around 83% lately, reflects the level-headed analysis by market participants, concerning what is the confidence that Gox will surrender the money. Prior to this, goxUSD has been trading at 80%. Even inside of Gox, the market has currently given up hope to get coins out, because they are trading at 5% discount even relative to goxUSD, which we have known for long, is a high-risk variable income paper, and nothing resembling a currency.

Mt.Gox inactions are below every standard, and it is 100% them who are to blame. The customers have every right to expect that the "market leader" functions at least as well as the fly-by-night exchanges. Instead of calling long-standing forum members like me "useful idiots", you do well to consider the above and following points.

I sent you PM several weeks ago asking what could be the best way to get money out of Gox. In Jan 26, full 14 days ago and after long time of useless correspondence with their customer service, I decided that enough is enough, and converted $800k to BTC at top markup, triggering the panic rally to >1,000. Then the withdrawals were already dysfunctional and I could get only about 55% out, the process being the main joy of my life 24/7 for more than a week. The rest I estimated that I better sell at an average price of 83% than leave them there.

Listen now, smartass: That people need their money that the service is obligated to give them upon request, does not make them idiots. I am fully aware that I have lost $150k in the debacle, am I an idiot? For every seller there is a buyer, and somebody is now enjoying my money. I have nothing against people who do honest arbitrage (I do, myself) but manufacturing (or: not fixing by criminal negligence) technical problems and causing unforeseen and unbearable difficulties to your customers, and then offering an extortionate solution, is despicable, loathsome, hateful, spiteful, detestable and abominable.


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Dear Valued Bitcoin Exchange,

Thank you for your email and fuck you for unlawfully withholding my money.

I am willing to enter into the following compromise:

I eat my loss from ever believing I would get the fiat out from you, and the resulting 23% price premium which I paid to convert almost a million dollars to bitcoins, plus the fees for this and the fees for the unfunctioning and cancelled withdrawals.

In return you will transfer any bitcoins in my account (550 as we speak) plus the ones in limbo as a result of my ongoing attempts to receive at least something from you, to my bitcoin address of 1CWJPpv8ENiqzgeEAVknKUBpJXEkybaA51 which you can verify belongs to me, since you have sent 18 withdrawals requested by me to that address already, and you have every means available to further ensure that.

I am sure 7 days is well enough to do this considering your workload, and even leaves room for a positive surprise from your side. Failure to response to this in due time will naturally result in every adversity and negative publicity imaginable.

Yours truly,
Risto Pietilä; username "rpietila"

Now, I take a risk. I did not even wait 7 days to get my goods out, since I think the 83% odds were on my side. If Mt.Gox gets everything done so that everybody who wants (perhaps somebody has not heard about this or is dead or whatever and thus does not want) his coins out, he can get them, on Monday, then Mt.Gox and its principals are still despicable, loathsome, hateful, spiteful, detestable and abominable (old crimes are not forgiven just because switch has been turned ON for a time), but in addition I am a fool and an idiot. I should be better connected to know exactly every BTC bank where to keep even a tiny bit of my stash. (There is a reason why I own Silverbank.)

+1 Mr. Sturle lacks logic when it comes to customers being fucked over in all of MTGOX's short comings. And myself being also called an idiot by him shows his lack of understanding of what customers should be able to do.

Right now there is no excuse he can make for MTGOX that would legitimize the fact that they have fucked up. Sturle is obviously a shill who has an interest in MTGOX surviving otherwise he wouldn't spend quite so much time here trying to sprinkle surgar on all of the crap that MTGOX has made apparent due to their incompetent ability to run an exchange in a way that is USABLE in ALL ways an exchange should be. Yes I am referring to all of the withdrawal problems and now halting of them as well as past actions.

I will continue to call things how I see it in an unbias way as I have $0 and 0 BTC at risk if MTGOX goes belly up.

Such a great manipulator and idiot I am to have 0 at risk but having an agenda aside from exposing the truth and calling MTGOX for what it is (LOL), essentially a SHIT exchange.

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February 09, 2014, 09:29:17 PM
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"The MtGox Debacle Explained from Reddit post by datavetaren

Currently, there's too much Fear Uncertainty and Doubt.

TL;DR version:

1) The withdrawal problems at MtGox are technical. 2) It is likely that a hacker exploit has taken place. 3) Any damage is likely to be limited. 4) Other exchanges need a heads up and could also be vulnerable. 5) MtGox is going through all erroneous transactions and will update all balances. This is the reason why BTC withdrawals are frozen. 6) Countermeasures need to be taken (for all exchanges)
BTC Withdrawal Problems

A couple of weeks ago (around January 26-28) I noticed that things at MtGox were not the way it supposed to be. Normally, withdrawing BTC is an instant process. This time my withdrawals went stuck. MtGox provides an API so that transactions that didn't get through were available for public scrutiny: https://data.mtgox.com/api/0/bitcoin_tx.php. I took my stuck transactions which were available in raw format and try to rebroadcast them manually. (MtGox no longer publishes the raw format; they are now redacted for a very good reason.) To my surprise it complained that some of the transaction inputs were already spent. Furthermore, this happened to many of my friends as well. I investigated their transactions as well and tried to rebroadcast them manually, but without luck due to complaints of double spending. My immediate (now wrong) conclusion was that MtGox F-d up big time and couldn't handle a simple concurrency problem. If several people are withdrawing BTC at the same time it is important to ensure that this is counted as an atomic operation so that coins from the wallet pool are not double spent. It turns out that it was much more interesting than I've first anticipated. Another (wrong) conspiracy theory of mine that MtGox did this intentionally to cover up the fact that they were running low on BTC as they use "fractional reserve bitcoin".
Exchanges and Custom Wallet Software

Most exchanges have completely custom bitcoin software. Either they are heavily modified source code of the official client, or everything is written from scratch. To my best knowledge MtGox has written their client completely from scratch. Some people critize them for that, but the standard client is not scalable to an exchange with a million of customers. You must modify the original source so at least the wallet part is going through a more suitable database, and also the built-in security only works for a single customer. The cons with writing your own custom bitcoin client are of course that you would from time to time become out of sync with the official client. It turns out that this is very problematic.
Erroneous Transactions and Fatal Consequences

Suppose there's something that is inconsistent with MtGox client software with the rest of the bitcoin network. What would be the outcome of that? MtGox would broadcast the transaction to the bitcoin network and miners would reject it, so the transaction becomes stuck. After a couple of days, MtGox gives up because it can't get the transaction published in the blockchain so it returns the balance to the customer. This turns out to be VERY dangerous. BTC should not be returned to a customer without proper investigation. You may ask why? A hacker can exploit the erroneous transactions broadcasted by MtGox by modifying them manually (so they become consistent with the official bitcoin software) and then rebroadcast them manually her/him-self. If this happens, then the stuck transaction (at MtGox) gets actually through and at the same time the balance is returned to the customer's account. Therefore, the customer has doubled her/his BTC withdrawal attempt. If you repeat this process a couple of times then you can empty MtGox BTC vault without having to hack into their computers. So what about all those erroneous transactions with "double spending", surely this has nothing to do with the erroneous transactions mentioned recently? At the time the hacker broadcasts the modified (correct) transaction based on MtGox erroneous one, the transaction gets through, but MtGox still thinks the coins are still unspent. After all, it is only MtGox that has the private keys, so it is impossible (in general) that someone else can spend them. Therefore, MtGox still thinks those coins are unspent and trying to reuse them as fresh coins for other transactions. This explains why we had so many transactions that tried to double spend coins.
What is MtGox Doing Now?

First, the hackers that tried to modify the erroneous transactions and rebroadcast them manually are likely identified (MtGox surely knows the name of every customer). Their accounts will likely to be frozen. Second, MtGox has an accounting mess to clean up. There are many transactions registered as unsuccessful at MtGox that need to be checked whether they actually went through or not. Then MtGox needs to update all the BTC balances. This will likely take a couple of days and this is the main reason why all BTC withdrawals are blocked at this time. Once this is done MtGox will open for BTC withdrawals again.
Lessons Learned and Countermeasures

What happened at MtGox can happen at other exchanges as well. So how do we prevent these disasters from happening again in future? I have some proposals, 1) Try to stay close to the official bitcoin client and merge in new changes as soon as possible. Stay updated. 2) Bitcoin Foundation could setup some public servers that always run the latest official version of the bitcoin client. Exchanges should then be able to verify that the transaction is legitimate to the latest bitcoin client before broadcasting them. 3) At an exchange, when a transaction becomes stuck for whatever reason, always check if some other transaction with the same inputs and outputs has already been accepted by the network before returning the customers' balance."


Another technical explanation.
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