Major Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp taken offline to investigate possible security breach

By Shawn Knight
Jan 5, 2015
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  1. Mt. Gox was the largest Bitcoin exchanges in the world when it abruptly went offline nearly a year ago. Now, the cycle seems to be repeating itself as yet another major exchange has been taken offline to investigate a potential...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    This makes me so happy. When and where will be the next one? Better yet where is the crowd screaming "Bitcoin is more secure!"? If I felt secure about using Bitcoins, I would use Bitcoins.
  3. I still feel it is a very safe and secure method of currency. This is just an exchange that seems to have had a security breach, this does not mean that the actual currency Bitcoin is insecure.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    And just because you heard a splash, doesn't mean the lemming in front of you fell into the water either...:oops:
    Hopefully, the operators of this bitcoin exchange, as well as those of Mt. Gox, will soon be in prison playing, "pick up the soap", instead of their current pastime of choice, "hide the money". Don't worry, I'm sure you'll be able to write them in prison. I think people who commit gross fraud don't get enough respect. Those glamorous serial killer types have all the best groupies.

    The mineral below is Iron Pyrite. Once upon a time, you needed this material to seed the goldmine you were trying to sell stupid people. Hence, it's also known as, "fool's gold", and is virtually worthless.[​IMG]
    OK, fast forward to the 21st century. People are too worldly wise to fall for such an infantile ruse. So, we invented the computer, the internet, and then the bitcoin. So now, you don't have to get off of your sofa, and take a long, hot, dusty hike out to a fake goldmine, you can be ripped off in the comfort of your own home! (y)
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
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