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posted by mattie_p on Saturday February 15 2014, @10:31PM   Printer-friendly
from the bitcoin-is-the-shizznit dept.

Gaaark writes:

"According to the BBC, Silk Road 2, the infamous online market for illicit goods, was hacked through the manipulation of 'computer code' which caused a $2.7 million loss.

In a statement posted on Silk Road 2 forums, the administrator of the site, known as Defcon, said: 'We have been hacked. Nobody is in danger, no information has been leaked, and server access was never obtained by the attacker.'

Prior to the Silk Road 2's loss, MtGox and other BitCoin exchanges had already disabled withdrawals due to a currency wide vulnerability.

Do you 'collect' Bitcoins? What is the future of cryptocurrencies now that countries have started 'banning' them?"

[Ed. note] Bitteridge would suggest "None - there is no future."

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  • (Score: 1) by mrbluze on Sunday February 16 2014, @02:36AM

    by mrbluze (49) on Sunday February 16 2014, @02:36AM (#191) Journal
    Perhaps the down time represents the loss of $2.5 mil in profits? I didn't RTFA or RTFS .. but hey
    Do it yourself, 'cause no one else will do it yourself.