U.S. Prosecutors Investigating Bitcoin Businesses: Source
A source says, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney has sent subpoenas to numerous companies that do business with Mt. Gox and other bitcoin exchanges to seek information on how they handled recent cyber attacks. The office of Preet Bharara subpoenaed Mt. Gox and other businesses to get a better understanding of the nature of the cyber attacks and how the exchanges dealt with them. Mt. Gox’s troubles contributed to a substantial decline in the price of bitcoin, though the digital currency’s value varies by exchange. The losses were most dramatic on Mt. Gox, where bitcoin fell to about $135 from $828.99 before February 7.
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