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Head of Mt Gox Harmed Investor Group Steps Down, Accuses Former Mt Gox CEO of Trying to “Rob Peter to Pay Paul”

The coordinator of Mt Gox Legal (MGL), a group of investors seeking redress following the loss of funds on now defunct early Bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox, has sent a letter to fellow investors stating that he stepping down and is selling his claim for $600… Read More

Japan Prosecutors Will Not Appeal Disgraced Mt Gox CEO’s Acquital

Prosecutors in Japan have decided not to appeal a Tokyo court’s decision to acquit disgraced former Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange CEO Mark Karpeles on charges of embezzlement, Mainichi reports. Carpeles was, however, found guilty of manipulating Mt. Gox bitcoin trade data between February and September… Read More

Accused Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik Appeals for Humanitarian Release

Alexander Vinnik, a 39-year-old Russian national accused by three countries of crimes involving bitcoins, including money-laundering and fraud, has filed an appeal with a court in Piraeus, Greece, asking that he be released from prison on humanitarian grounds and returned to Russia, Ekathimerini reports. Vinnik… Read More

Former Mt Gox CEO, Mark Karpeles, Found Not Guilty of Embezzlement in Japan

The disgraced former CEO of the Mt Gox bitcoin exchange, Mark Karpeles, has defeated overwhelming odds by being found not guilty of all but one charge leveled against him by Japan prosecutors, who typically enjoy a 99% conviction rate. The charges, which, according to CNN,… Read More

Gox Rising, Plan to Reanimate Mt. Gox, Schedules Series of Calls to Discuss “Rehabilitation Plan”

Gox Rising Limited, a corporation incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, has scheduled a series of calls to discuss a plant to relaunch  Mt. Gox Exchange. Mt. Gox Exchange, a Bitcoin trading platform that was based in Japan, remains one of the most famous crypto… Read More

Just Print More Cash: Serial Cryptocurrency Creator Brock Pierce Proposes Creating a New Investor-Funded Crypto to Pay Back Ripped Off Mt Gox Investors

Give-with-one-hand to old investors and take-with-the-other from the new seems to be an increasing policy in crypto worldwide, and ga-ga serial cryptocurrency creator and billionaire Brock Pierce now proposes to compensate ripped off Mt Gox investors by creating yet another crypto, “Gox Coin,” Tech Crunch… Read More

Disgraced Mt Gox Bitcoin Exchange CEO Reasserts Innocence at Tokyo Embezlement Trial

Mark Carpeles, the disgraced former CEO of the now-defunct early Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, has told a Japanese court that he did not embezzle 340 million yen (~$3 million USD) from the exchange in 2013, NHK reports. Mt Gox fell apart in the early months… Read More

Japan Prosecutors Seeking 10 Years Imprisonment for Disgraced Mt Gox Bitcoin Exchange CEO, Mark Karpeles

Prosecutors in Japan today asked the courts to levy ten years imprisonment against Mark Karpeles, former CEO of Mt Gox, the largest early bitcoin exchange, Nikkei Asian Review reports. Mt Gox folded in 2014 after $423 million in bitcoins and $247 million in cash went… Read More

Plaintiffs in Cyprus Drop Fraud Allegations Against Accused Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnick

Plaintiffs who pressed criminal fraud charges in Cyprus against accused former BTC-e crypto exchange administrator Alexander Vinnick have withdrawn the charges, TASS reports. “A court session of the Limassol District Court was held on November 27, 2018, where the plaintiffs withdrew the action to accuse… Read More

Lawyer: Greek Justice System Violating Rights of Accused Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik

The legal rights of a man at the centre of an international tug-of-war have been violated by the Greek justice system, a lawyer for accused BTC-e administrator Alexander Vinnik argued in court this week. “You have violated the rights of Alexander Vinnik, who hasn’t received… Read More

Mt. Gox Trustees Liquidate BTC and BCH Totaling $230M as Part of Settlement Process

Mt. Gox, the infamous cryptocurrency exchange (really a Bitcoin exchange) that went bankrupt in 2014 due to mismanagement and theft, is getting closer to settling at least some of the claims that stand against it. Today, the bankruptcy trustee published a document indicating BTC 24,658.00762 and BCH … Read More

Perspective: The Need for Trust in Cryptocurrency Exchanges

One of the most significant impediments to mass cryptocurrency adoption is the lack of trust and security in the industry. Users have witnessed or experienced themselves a plethora of malicious attacks and illegitimate business practices on trading exchanges which leave them less prone to being… Read More

Inspection of Japan Crypto Exchanges Reveals Loose Business Practices

Onsite inspections of 16 licensed cryptocurrency exchanges and 7 with licenses pending in Japan has revealed generally loose business practices and controls, according to a report released last Friday by the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA). The inspections were conducted by the FSA in cooperation with… Read More

Japanese Bank Argues US Courts Have No Jurisdiction in Mt Gox Crypto Fraud Case

A Japanese bank that allegedly allowed notorious failing cryptocurrency exchange Mt Gox to continue accepting deposits while simultaneously freezing withdrawals is once again appealing a ruling that allowed a class action suit to proceed against the bank in the US, Finance Feeds reports. The bank,… Read More

Following $523 Million Hack, Coincheck Announces it will Reimburse All Impacted Investors

Following the enormous theft of 523,000,000 XEM (NEM), Japan based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has announced it will reimburse all impacted investors. At current exchange rates, this means Coincheck will need to pay out over USD $523 million to the estimated 260,000 impacted users. At the time… Read More

Bitcoin Crowdfunding In Beta Now: BitcoinStarter

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that is particularly popular amongst libertarian-minded individuals because of it’s decentralized, open-source nature. For a quick primer on what bitcoin is and how it works, check out this presentation by Robert McNally. A Wild Day For Bitcoin The currency made a… Read More

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