Missing bitcoins apparently found in an ‘old-format’ wallet previously thought to be empty
The defunct Bitcoin exchange, which last month filed for bankruptcy in Japan after losing close to 850,000 bitcoins (including 100,000 of its own) to a “bug in the Bitcoin system,” now says it recently found 200,000 bitcoins in an “old-format” wallet previously believed to be empty.
Today, BitCoin exchange website Mt. Gox announced the discovery of a bug in the BitCoin software affecting transactions of the crypto-currency. The bug was found a few days after the website noticed an issue with withdrawals, prompting it to temporarily pause all such transactions. However, Mt. Gox specified that withdrawals from a Mt. Gox wallet to an external address were the only type being affected and that any BitCoin transactions to and from MT. Gox BitCoin addresses were not.