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Mt. Gox Lets Users Log In to Check Bitcoin Balance

Mt. Gox, a leading bitcoin exchange that late last month filed for bankruptcy protection, updated its website on Tuesday to allow customers to log in and verify their wallet, or account, balance.

The website, which went blank just over three weeks ago, had previously posted occasional updates on Mt. Gox's civil rehabilitation process - a legal procedure that may allow Mt. Gox to rebuild and pay back some of its creditors - as well as a warning that some spam or phishing emails purporting to be from the exchange were in circulation.

Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan on February 28, saying it may have lost 850,000 bitcoins - worth around $520 million at current prices - to hackers.

Mt. Gox is letting customers back in to check their balances after it said last month it may have lost 850,000 bitcoins to hackers.
Mt. Gox is letting customers back in to check their balances after it said last month it may have lost 850,000 bitcoins to hackers. Toru Hanai / Reuters

A spokesperson reached via a helpline for Mt. Gox creditors confirmed that Mt. Gox set up the log-in, based on the last available data from the exchange's servers before they shut down.

-Reuters