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Someone calling themselves George Clooney appears to have roiled the Bitcoin market, the virtual currency, reports FT Alphaville. Having recently gained some mainstream prominence and become the world’s fastest appreciating currency, Bitcoin has had to contend with political scrutiny, a Black Friday and now — a hacker-induced flash crash, of sorts. The attack on the MT.Gox exchange sent the virtual currency plunging from about $17.50 in worth to just pennies in a few hours, with an estimated $40m worth of bitcoins and more than 60,000 (MD5-encrypted) accounts involved. Some bitcoin participants believe the hacker may have been trying to bypass the daily withdrawal limit put into place by Mt.Gox, but for now the motives remain unclear. Read more