Mt.Gox, a major Bitcoin exchange site, has vanished after possibly losing $367 million dollars worth of the virtual currency. Before taking the site offline, the value of Bitcoins on the exchange plummeted to $130, a quarter of what they were trading for on other sites. Read more at CCN Money.
Bitcoins have been in the news recently because of their use in illegal activities, such as the Silk Road drug market. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Bitcoin Foundation, and Thomas Reuters Special Services will be at our 4th Annual conference to talk about the use of crypto-currencies in child exploitation.