(USA TODAY) -- One week after the popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox mysteriously shut
down, another exchange is also closing following an attack by hackers.
In a statement posted to their website Tuesday,
Flexcoin says it was "robbed" of all 896 of its bitcoins. Based on
today's price, the stolen bitcoins are valued at more than $600,000.
Flexcoin does not have the resources, assets, or otherwise to come back
from this loss, we are closing our doors immediately," reads a
statement from the company.
Flexcoin's demise follows last
Friday's announcement from Mt. Gox that it was filing for bankruptcy
following a similar theft of bitcoin. The number of bitcoins stolen from
Gox is valued at $425 million.
The price of Bitcoin is up 2% at $675.48.
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