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Japan finance minister: Gathering facts on bitcoin, unsure whether crime involved

04
Mar
2014

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that the government is still trying to figure out what has led to the collapse of the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox and is not sure whether crime is involved. (We) dont know if it was a crime or just theft. Mt. Gox, once the worlds biggest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan on Friday, saying it may have lost nearly half a billion dollars worth of the virtual currency due to hacking into its faulty computer system.

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