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Author Topic: 2012-05-12 thebitcointrader.com - Bitcoinica Shutdown is Potentially Permanent  (Read 654 times)
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May 15, 2012, 06:06:16 AM
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Bitcoinica Shutdown is Potentially Permanent

Saturday, May 12, 2012 by GoWest

The latest from Zhou Tong in regards to yesterday's hack and the loss of over 18,000 Bitcoins:

- It's more serious than we thought. We need some additional time to come up with a compensation proposal.

- Likely we will either shut down the platform or re-develop entirely (which will take months instead of days).

- The preliminary decision: reimburse for the full amount, including margin balances and position P/L.

- The root cause of this problem is an email server compromise. The email server belongs to one of our team members.
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Sadly, these events are unfolding only 18 days after ownership of Bitcoinica was transferred to Intersango, who is now left holding the bag.

http://www.thebitcointrader.com/2012/05/bitcoinica-potentially-to-shutdown.html

Very short, however it ilustrates what conclusions media are jumping to.

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