Bitcoin ExchangeExchange Mt. Gox, which takes 80% of all exchange transactions in a pair of USD-BTC and 70% of total trade Bitkoin in the world, suffered in the morning on April 4 powerful DDoS-attack.

Many traders are faced with delays of transactions or not to go to the site.

Representatives of Mt. Gox believe that the attack was organized to cause panic in the market and thus bring down the rate Bitkoin, then buy a large amount bitkoins on the cheap. Crypto-currency is growing at an unprecedented pace and is already trading at 130 – 140 dollars for a single “coin.” Increased dramatically and the number of registrations of new traders on the exchange – if last year MtGox.com registered about 10,000 new users per month, in March, there were already 60,000, according computerworld.com.

The market situation is reminiscent of the summer of 2011 – the first surge of interest to the general public Bitkoin. Then the course of a few months has increased from 5 to 30 dollars, and then fell below 3. Today, some analysts attribute to a new round of interest crypto-currency with the financial crisis in Cyprus, which stirs interest in alternative methods of storage savings.

In Mt. Gox say that now developers are busy capital exchange processing service, the essence of which – in the full ownership unbundling trading platform and web-based interface. This reliably protects the kernel from such attacks in the future. When it will move to the new backend is still unknown.

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Targeted by Cyber Attack

March 29, 2013

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