Bitcoin traders have agreed to  settle proposed  class action lawsuits over failed Mt Gox exchange. Photo: Bloomberg

US and Canadian customers of failed Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt Gox have agreed to settle their proposed class action lawsuits that allege(...)

Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has given up plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked a Tokyo court to allow it to be liquid(...)

The 200,000 bitcoin stash was found in an old format wallet, Mt Gox said. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

We’ve all done it: checked the pockets of those long-forgotten jeans or jackets to find a surprise €10 note or two. But Mt Gox may have just be(...)

A twenty-five bitcoin, right, and one bitcoin are arranged for a photograph in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg

Mizuho Bank, one of Japan’s largest lenders, has became ensnared in North American legal fallout from Mt Gox, once the world’s biggest bitcoin (...)

Kolin Burges, a self-styled cryptocurrency trader from London, holds up a placard to protest against Mt Gox, in front of the building where the digital marketplace operator was formerly housed in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters

Mt Gox, once the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, has filed for US bankruptcy in Dallas, a move that will temporarily put US legal action on h(...)

Mark Karpeles (left), chief executive officer of Mt Gox, leaves the Tokyo District Court yesterday. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Bitcoin’s faltering reputation as a viable currency has been dealt a severe blow, with its biggest exchange filing for bankruptcy in the wake o(...)

Bitcoins are created, or “mined”, in a process using a network of computers that solve complex mathematical problems as part of a process that verifies and permanently records the details of every bitcoin transaction that is made. At current prices, the bitcoin market is worth about $7 billion.  Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Any regulation of the bitcoin crypto-currency should involve international cooperation to avoid loopholes, Japanese vice finance minister Jiro (...)

 Kolin Burges, a self-styled cryptocurrency trader and former software engineer from London, holds up a placard to protest against Mt Gox, in front of the building where the digital marketplace operator was formerly housed in Tokyo. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

What was once the world’s largest trading platform for bitcoin disappeared this week, stoking concern about the future of the digital currency.(...)

Kolin Burges, a cryptocurrency trader and former software engineer, holds a placard to protest against Mt Gox, in front of the building where the digital marketplace operator is housed in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters

The website of Mt Gox appears to be taken down, shortly after six major Bitcoin exchanges released a joint statement distancing themselves fro(...)