Update Feb 12, 2014.
After all the news about the Mt. Gox and Russia making any transactions with Bitcoin illegal, Bitcoin is crashing fast now with Mt. Gox quoting below any other exchanges at $530 and Litecoin is down to $15.
Bitcoin has printed low $500 on Mt Gox and fell as low as $102 at BTC-e today! So much for the crypto-currency reliability as exchange, the "value" of vapour currency can literally evaporate at any moment.
Time is for Gold to shine again, it does not need any substitutes and is breaking out to the upside today clearing $1270 level.
Addressing Transaction Malleability
FT: Russia Prepares Crackdown On Bitcoin.
"Joon Wong has published very good report on the Mt. Gox unfolding situation. You can find more videos related to the mounting problems at that exchange on the link below. Russia has made it illegal now even to own the Bitcoin wallet for its citizens. With other Central Banks mounting its attacks, is it the beginning of the terminal decline of the vapour currency?"
"Bitcoin Bubble is getting into the new stage of its development and we will see very soon what kind of technical issues are really holding the withdrawals from Mt. Gox. You can easily find a lot of allegations about the very sloppy service at least concerning withdrawals from this exchange on YouTube. Meanwhile the crackdown on Bitcoin continues, after China bans Bitcoin from all financial institutions and numerous warnings by the Central Banks, Russia is taking very strong stance against Bitcoin. "Gold 2.0" scam is losing this Financial War in countries, which are accumulating Gold and encouraging its citizens to do the same."