If you are a Bitcoin holder you might have noticed that the value of Bitcoin went up sharply on Monday. This is because the first regulated Bitcoin exchanged opened in the United States, which is available for residents in 24 states. Launched by Coinbase and called Coinbase Exchange the new service is designed to bring increased stability to the bitcoin ecosystem.
Mt. Gox was once the worlds largest Bitcoin exchange, much like Citi or HSBC are to us here in the United States has gone offline. The Mt. Gox website was wiped clean and their associated Twitter account has been cleaned as well.