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Mt. Gox updates website, allows customers to check bitcoin balances

Published on Mar 18, 2014 3:11 PM
 
Mt Gox, a leading bitcoin exchange that late last month filed for bankruptcy protection, updated its website on Tuesday to allow customers to log in and verify their wallet, or account, balance. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK - Mt Gox, a leading bitcoin exchange that late last month filed for bankruptcy protection, updated its website on Tuesday to allow customers to log in and verify their wallet, or account, balance.

The website, which went blank just over three weeks ago, had previously posted occasional updates on Mt Gox's civil rehabilitation process - a legal procedure that may allow Mt Gox to rebuild and pay back some of its creditors - as well as a warning that some spam or phishing emails purporting to be from the exchange were in circulation.

Mt Gox filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan on Feb 28, saying it may have lost 850,000 bitcoins - worth around US$520 million (S$657 million) at current prices - to hackers.

It has since gone through a similar process in the United States.

 
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