What Happened to MTGox? Details Found in MTGox.com HTML Source


Edit: Just after publishing this article MTGox changed their website text to explain further.

Dear MtGox Customers,In the event of recent news reports and the potential repercussions on MtGox’s operations and the market, a decision was taken to close all transactions for the time being in order to protect the site and our users. We will be closely monitoring the situation and will react accordingly.

Best regards,
MtGox Team

Earlier today there was hidden HTML code using comments as a placeholder for future MTGox plans.


While everyone is trying to figure out what’s happening with MTGox; their website is down, they just purchased Gox.com and this interesting “Crisis Strategy Draft” document shows up. Even more interesting (and kind of odd. Don’t put your business plans in the HTML code. #Fail) is when you view the HTML source code at mtgox.com you find:

<!– put announce for mtgox acq here –>

It makes the following document look more and more authentic.