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Bitcoin has seen some interesting twists and turns of late, some almost worthy of a spy novel. On February 10 Mt. Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, suspended trading, citing a possible hacking incident. Later we would learn that in the weeks leading up to its collapse, Mt. Gox was experiencing as many as 150,000 DDoS (denial of service) attacks per second. These were followed closely by hacking of the notorious Silk Road 2 illegal marketplace on February 14 and the collapse of Mt. Gox competitor Flexcoin shortly thereafter.