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Learning Bitcoin by Richard Caetano

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Comparing Bitcoin exchanges

Shortly after Bitcoin's beginning in 2009, online exchanges were created to facilitate buying and selling of Bitcoin. In 2010, MtGox was the first exchange to bring Bitcoin to the market. MtGox was originally a site for trading Magic the Gathering cards but was adapted for trading bitcoin. They grew quickly, both in user base and trade volume, and brought Bitcoin to many thousands of people. However, they were unable to sustain the pace of growth and met difficulty in meeting government compliance. Ultimately, they experienced a significant bitcoin theft that left them insolvent. In early 2014, they publicly announced their insolvency and filed bankruptcy.

Thus, when choosing a Bitcoin exchange, it's most important to ...

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