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June 20, 2011, 02:54:51 PM
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Presumably they have multiple wallets so there's nothing contradictory about it. They can be spread out and there can still be large transfers - maybe this is a secondary wallet.

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June 21, 2011, 05:13:45 AM
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So, I've got a theory, and here are some interesting tidbits...

  • I created an account a few days before the hack and it appears in the export (57051,"bigshot").
  • Around the same time around 6000 random looking accounts were created (from 52709,"hyquoshy" to 59354,"crostypa"). Was that part of a DDoS attempt, or some sort of known-text attack?
  • Kevin says that he attempted to raise his withdrawal limit prior to the attack.
  • MagicalTux says that Kevin logged in 3 minutes before the sell off and placed a large order at $0.01
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June 21, 2011, 09:19:04 AM
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The "Adam" you guys said was on the OnlyOneTV show was not an MtGox employee, he was Adam Stradling, a TradeHill co-founder.
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