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Japan probing bitcoin exchange after huge reported theft

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Japanese authorities were Wednesday probing the troubled MtGox bitcoin exchange after claims of a multi-million dollar theft from its digital vaults, as US prosecutors reportedly served a subpoena on the company. 

A man looks at the bitcoin exchange website of MtGox in Tokyo on February 25, 2014

The moves came the day after the website of Tokyo-based MtGox went dark, possibly heralding huge losses for investors, and sending ripples of alarm throughout the global community of digital currency adopters.

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