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September 17, 2017, 08:52:21 AM
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Inside the mystery of how Mark Karpelès and his Mt. Gox company lost almost $500 million in cybercurrency.

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September 17, 2017, 09:38:01 AM
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Inside the mystery of how Mark Karpelès and his Mt. Gox company lost almost $500 million in cybercurrency.

We don't know for sure, do we? but I believe that the last news were that the Russian guy who got arrested for money laundering had something to do with it. I'm still not sure If he is affiliated with BTC-E but If he is, he definitely did it well by hacking an exchange and creating his own in order to hide his traces and It definitely worked because funds are nowhere to find and something as big as 500$ million can't simply disappear.

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September 17, 2017, 11:51:19 AM
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No one you ever heard of.  That’s the definition of pulled off.  Consider changing your title to who was caught trying to pull off the biggest heist.  Remember we only hear about the the criminals that get caught, not the ones that got away with it...or ‘pulled it off’...  those guys are living it out on a super yacht somewhere...
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September 17, 2017, 12:09:25 PM
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I reckon plenty of existing exchanges are 100% rigged and have been since minute one. The amount of money they could've gouged may not be too far off Gox levels when it's all added up.

I find it deeply bizarre that so little is still known about Gox. Where did all the fiat go?

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September 17, 2017, 12:12:11 PM
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Inside the mystery of how Mark Karpelès and his Mt. Gox company lost almost $500 million in cybercurrency.

We don't know for sure, do we? but I believe that the last news were that the Russian guy who got arrested for money laundering had something to do with it. I'm still not sure If he is affiliated with BTC-E but If he is, he definitely did it well by hacking an exchange and creating his own in order to hide his traces and It definitely worked because funds are nowhere to find and something as big as 500$ million can't simply disappear.

Creating his own cryptocurrency exchange to hide his traces?Is it possible?
This requires tremendous amounts or work and investments,and still it`s very easy to reveal that
this "exchange platform" is fake.I think it`s possible for 500 million btc to disappear.If they are distributed across lots of offline wallets/cold storage and the hacker owns the private keys.
To answer OPs question,i would say nobody.The biggest bitcoin heist in history will happen in the future.



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September 17, 2017, 12:20:46 PM
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Inside the mystery of how Mark Karpelès and his Mt. Gox company lost almost $500 million in cybercurrency.

I think this is the most unfortunate happening in the history of Bitcoin, hopefully it will not be happening again. That left a mark to users but also gave a chance to some people since the price plummeted down.


 
 
 
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September 17, 2017, 12:27:29 PM
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there is actually an old topic by @dree12 who is still active too. but the topic is from 2014 even the edit is 2014 and it lists all the major Heists and other scams.

List of Major Bitcoin Heists, Thefts, Hacks, Scams, and Losses

according to it, the biggest one was indeed MtGox with 850,000BTC


 
 
 
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Isn't TradeFortress one of the biggest scams in history? A lot of people stored coins on his wallet site.
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