Infamous Mt. Gox Villain Mark Karpeles Launches New Blockchain Venture

By CCN: Mark Karpeles, disgraced CEO of the infamous Mt. Gox crypto exchange, has revealed new plans in the blockchain space. According to Associated Press, he will launch a new venture with a view to making Japan a “global leader in blockchain.” Karpeles was found guilty for manipulating data at Mt. Gox and handed a …

Mark Karpelès Faces Bitcoin Embezzlement Verdict on Friday

Mark Karpelès, the disgraced former CEO of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, faces ten years in prison as a Tokyo court prepares to hand down a verdict on embezzlement charges this Friday. Karpelès is accused of syphoning $3 million of client money to his own accounts and faking exchange data. The 33-year-old maintains his innocence …

Mt. Gox Begins Taking Claims from Corporate Bitcoin Creditors

Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has opened up its online rehabilitation claim filing system to corporate creditors who were holding cryptocurrency funds on the platform when it went belly up in 2014. Mt. Gox rehabilitation trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi made the announcement in a document dated Sept. 12 and published on the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange operator’s …

Bitcoin Exchange Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Disputes U.S. Fraud Lawsuit

Mark Karpeles has urged a U.S. federal judge in the state of Illinois to dismiss a fraud lawsuit brought on by former customers of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, by insisting that the U.S. court has no personal jurisdiction over him in Japan. Representatives for Mark Karpeles told U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feinerman …