Bitcoin back on the rise as Mt. Gox briefly speaks

|By:, SA News Editor

Bitcoin prices continue a sharp bounce after diving amid the closure of the Mt. Gox website. The most recent quote of $567.70 compares to a level about $200 lower 24 hours ago.

"I would like to use this opportunity to reassure everyone that I am still in Japan, and working very hard with the support of different parties to find a solution to our recent issues," writes Mt. Gox chief Mark Karpeles on the website.

In the meantime, U.S. and Japanese authorities have launched probes related to the case.