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June 18, 2012, 11:52:50 PM
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Can I trust Mt Gox after it has been hacked?
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June 18, 2012, 11:59:19 PM
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Its advisable to never keep all of your eggs (bitcoins) in one basket (wallet).  If it were me, I would let them fix it, then wait a bit of time to make sure they didn't open up any other holes with the "patch".
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June 19, 2012, 12:07:36 AM
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A little late to be asking about an hack that happened 9 months ago, no?

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June 19, 2012, 03:40:42 AM
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They are definitely trustable - many people use/trust them.  Is that a good idea?  I know they have taken steps to improve security.  They have not been hacked again, but that doesn't mean it won't happen.  They are obviously a valuable target, but so is any exchange that has any volume.

I think what is more important is weather you trust them to reimburse you if someone does hack their site.  Any site can be hacked and there is no real way to tell how good their security is without being a security expert yourself.  This goes for any online business that deals with other people's money or financial information.

The best thing to do is only deal with companies that have good reputations (search for them on this forum or google) and don't ever keep large amounts of cash in someone else's pocket longer than you have to.  If you have $100 (for example) to convert to Bitcoins, the best strategy is to break it into several smaller chunks and convert them one at a time or send each to a different exchange.  This will decrease your risk should one of those sites get hacked.  If you do the exchanges over a period of time, you will also reduce your currency risk (remember, Bitcoin can be volatile) a little bit by spreading it over several transactions.
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June 19, 2012, 12:54:20 PM
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why people see mtgox as a wallet?

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June 19, 2012, 01:50:41 PM
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why people see mtgox as a wallet?

i don't know, but i would never leave my money on their platform.
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June 19, 2012, 05:03:41 PM
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I signed up for mt gox a few days ago.  Thought I was going to be able to sell my bitcoins for cash with it.  But that's proving to be a bit more difficult than I thought.  Not selling them, but getting the cash into my hands is the difficult part Sad
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June 20, 2012, 04:53:33 AM
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Well, I'm glad they are still around. They survived, and now learned from their experiences and stronger than ever.

I'd trust them to trade...

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June 20, 2012, 05:03:42 AM
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Keep money in MtGox if you're trading with it - and I'd say it's trustworthy for this purpose.

If it's just sitting there, you might as well move it to your own, personal wallet that you know is secure. No point leaving any coins on a platform that has potential risks, when you can set up your own storage without risk - such as in an offline cold storage somewhere.
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