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Bitcoin exchange CEO found dead in Singapore

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by venthi76, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. venthi76

    venthi76 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The 28-year-old American boss of a Bitcoin exchange has been found dead at the base of a Singapore apartment block, police and reports said Thursday, in the latest misfortune linked with the troubled virtual currency.

    more news at: http://on-msn.com/1icLhJJ
     
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    Too young. RIP! :(
     
  3. LakeForest

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    How much of this are we supposed to believe are random greedy people and attacks and not a concerted effort to end bitcoin?

    A Native American nation/tribe just announced they will develop cryptocurrency and use it as their official currency.

    Things are becoming curiouser and curiouser.
     
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  4. akshdalal

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    I pray for peace of the boy who died. But what has it do with bitcoin, even if he is the CEO of some exchange?
     
  5. Biznik

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    Just journalists trying to ruin Bitcoin's reputation.
     
  6. inggik2

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    such a wow, yesterday mtgox now this? who's next?
     
  7. akshdalal

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    MtGox effect is already gone, and bitcoin is soaring high again!

    And this incident has no effect on it, as there can be a new CEO + As you would have seen it even in the case of MtGox, that exchange sites failure doesn't bother bitcoin, as new exchanges come up.

    And what else, I am soon gonna start trading in bitcoin.
     
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    http://www.torontosun.com/2014/03/05/canadian-bitcoin-bank-flexcoin-shuts-after-hacking-theft
     
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    Ok, so, essentially only the ones gullible enough to leave their coins on the exchange sites were hurt, right?

    Just as that article says, it's peer-to-peer and independent of central control...why the hell would people centralize their coins then?

    I feel bad for the people who were physically hurt, but I'm trying to feel bad for the people who lost money doing something so stupid. Would you keep $100,000+ in PayPal? In Fiverr? Live and Learn?
     
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    Sad news, RIP. The pressure was probably too much for him.

    This makes me wonder how the MtGox guy manages to go around smiling and socializing. I still find the whole MtGox thing very strange. How do U$ 400 million disappear like that? And how does anyone go around freely after losing so many people's investment?
     
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    Bitcoin community should invest and develop a device that authorize sending your payments by finger prints or other method that can not be hacked remotely
     
  12. PrestonMilton

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    Why do people so talented have to die young!!!