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Although it's taken Mt. Gox two weeks to report this, amazingly, it was public knowledge as soon as it happened on March 7/8, because the movement of over $100,000,000 was instantly visible on the public Blockchain. Reddit noticed it immediately: http://redd.it/1zshct

Most of it was in this transaction of 180,000 bitcoins -


From that evidence alone, it wasn't clear who had control of the money. Mt. Gox, or a hacker, but the Mt.Gox API was still up, and the API confirmed that this was a Mt.Gox-controlled transaction. Reddit saw that, too: http://redd.it/1zswul

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