Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex has been hacked, resulting in a loss of almost 120,000 BTC.
A date has been set for the Ethereum hard-fork, and Mark Karpeles has been released on bail.
It was a big year for Bitcoin, and perhaps even more so for the blockchain technology underpinning Bitcoin. The news was not always positive, but did include several major milestones that pushed the price of Bitcoin to increase by more than 30 percent over the full year.
Japan states it’s not possible to “own” Bitcoin, while Australia is about to treat Bitcoin as a regular currency.
The CEO of the failed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has been arrested, and Ethereum has been launched.