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Chinese police have nabbed three people suspected of running Bitcoin exchange GBL, which closed down abruptly in October taking with it over 25 million yuan (£2.5m, $US4.1m) of investors’ money. The three were arrested all over the country, in Guizhou province, Anhui province and Shenzhen city, according to Xinhua. They are a …

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  1. david 12 Silver badge

    Surname?

    Do you mean Family-name? Or are you giving us the personal-name, which is the sur-name in most Chinese names?

    Given that list-of-names is one of the most popular database / list / document / program tasks, this kind of question comes up all the time in programming, and I expected a little more clarity here on The Register -- Biting the hand that feeds IT.

    Although I understand that the article was tagged Policy / Law.

  2. FunkyEric
    Holmes

    we all know

    That the safest place to keep Bitcoins is in landfill

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sheep Marketplace

    This is nothing compared to the theft of $40M worth of bitcoin from sheep marketplace last week which hasn't been reported anywhere!

    Which was about one weeks worth of escrow on the marketplace i might add!

  4. Matt Bryant Silver badge
    Pirate

    4,400 fools and their money are easily parted?

    Seriously, it's just too ironic that all the get-rich-quick-geeks throwing their money at Bitcoins just don't see this type of scam coming.

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