Recently I realized that if I lost my iphone I’d be in a world of trouble, nearly every bitcoin exchange I work with utilized Google Authenticator’s 3-Factor Authentication.
Recently on bitcointalk there has been multiple confirmations of 1 month and older SEPA transfers finally clearing, hopefully this means gox is doing as they claimed and getting their banking situation improved.
Up until about a week ago, one of the best places to sell bitcoins was BIPS.me. For over a month nobody has been able to get any money out of MtGox (due to their withdraw haitus followed by unexplained delays – Or potentially the early stages of liquidity problems), as such a large spread (of about 10%) has developed between MtGoxUSD/BTC and other major exchanges BTC/USD prices. Thus being able to sell on BIPS.me at MtGox’s exchange rate was a major arbitrage opportunity for anybody with USD on the other exchanges.
This arbitrage opportunity has been closed now though as BIPS.me is now one of the least profitable places to sell coins for USD.
And for a quick review of BIPS.me…They wire the funds to your account, it usually takes around 5 days before the payment is received. They have a nice presence at most of the bitcoin conferences, and seem to be a pretty well funded, legitimate company.