MtGox Acquires Bitomat.pl Bitcoin Exchange
Hacking seems to be a big problem in the Bitcoin community. The Mt.Gox currency exchange was hacked earlier this year, resulting in the theft of thousands of Bitcoins, and a subsequent crash in the price of Bitcoins. Recently the third largest Bitcoin exchange in the world, Bitomat.pl, was hacked.
Now there is news that Mt.Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, <a href=”https://www.mtgox.com/press_release_20110811.html”>is acquiring Bitomat.pl.</a> It’s interesting that one hacked market is acquiring another. Hopefully Mt.Gox has learned a lot about security, and can apply this learning to the operation of the Polish Bitomat.pl exchange.
This transaction does show the global nature of Bitcoin, and how it is truly becoming a global currency.