- Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has filed for bankruptcy protection with debts of ¥6.5B ($63.6M).
- The Japanese firm's Web site went dark on Tuesday amid fears about the possibility of bankruptcy and speculation of a massive security breach that involved the theft of 744,400 bitcoins.
- Bitcoin is -3.2% at $558.
- ETFs: BITCN, TUCND
at MarketWatch.com (May 7, 2010)