Today’s need-to-know news – Tuesday, January 6

Today’s need-to-know news – Tuesday, January 6

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bitstamp, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin cryptocurrency exchanges, has suffered a cyber attack that has resulted in the loss of nearly 19,000 coins with an equivalent value of about $5m (€4.2m). Bitstamp, based in Slovenia and the UK, has suspended withdrawals and advised customers not to make deposits following the breach, which centred on one of the service’s “operational wallets”. Bitstamp has insisted that all coins held with the company before 9am UTC on January 5 are safe and added that the lost coins represented “a small fraction” of the company’s total reserves...

Romania has moved a step closer to adopting regulated real-money online gambling after the government issued an emergency ordinance. The country has been viewed as a grey market by operators, with UK bookmaker Ladbrokes pulling out at the end of 2014, as reported by TotallyGaming.com...

GTECH has sealed a six-year deal with Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública, Mexico’s national online lottery operator. The interactive gaming software company will provide a full service, including more than 11,000 lottery terminals, an integrated draw system and a communications network...

Finally a real-money mobile casino application is now available via the Windows Phone store thanks to online gaming software provider Microgaming. The app – which features more than 35 games including slots, table games and poker – is powered by JackpotCity and currently available on Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1 device.

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