Bitcoin: What is happening at Mt. Gox?

Recently, a memo surfaced, stating that approximately 750,000 Bitcoins had been stolen or lost from Mt. Gox, a large Bitcoin exchange. The authenticity of this memo has not been established.

Now, Mt. Gox’s website has disappeared and, the company may be bankrupt. Has anyone heard anything further? What does this mean for the future of Bitcoin?

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