Mt. Gox users who lost all their money in the burning embers of the Bitcoin exchange are gathering at GoxBux.com to explore "legal options+ remedies." Earlier today, CEO Mike Karpele said he'd be seeking court protection through bankruptcy. Libertarians and the law is like that "Secret Sex" episode of SATC.
As Mt. Gox erupts, SecondMarket, best known as a place to unload Facebook stock pre-IPO, emerges from the molten lava with plans for the first ever U.S.-based Bitcoin exchange. It will mimic "the early days of The IntercontinentalExchange," with founding members from "Wall Street banks and well-funded Bitcoin startups (but not, interesting, VC firms)."