“I don’t need this billion” – Mark Karpeles intends to pay off the creditors of Mt.Gox at the current rate
The former head of the once largest bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has once again apologized for his actions during the collapse of his company in 2014..
This Wednesday Mark Karpeles published a message to former users of the exchange, many of whom have been trying to get their own funds back for several years. In his letter, Karpeles rejected the idea that he could get out of that story with a huge fortune if the case was tried by a Japanese court..
As previously reported, Mark Karpeles can receive hundreds of millions of dollars in bitcoins if the settlement with creditors is made in accordance with Japanese laws, that is, in yen at the exchange rate at the time of the company’s bankruptcy announcement..
According to Karpeles, his company and he himself could have received over “160,000 bitcoins and Bitcoin Cash” or over $ 1 billion at the current exchange rate..
“I don’t need this. I don’t need this billion dollars. From day one I didn’t expect to get anything out of this bankruptcy. The fact that it is possible today is a phantasmagoria. I believe that my task is to prevent this, ”he wrote.
Karpeles claims that he intends to support the “civil rehabilitation” plan, according to which the exchange will settle accounts with its creditors at the current rate.
“I never thought it would be that way. I am forever to blame for what happened and for the impact that this situation had on all those involved in it, “he concluded..
Unfortunately, in his message Karpeles did not give details of future calculations, which may not be of last importance for the prospects of the cryptocurrency market. Earlier it became known that the trustee of Mt.Gox sold bitcoins and Bitcoin Cash for $ 400 million, which is associated with negative dynamics at the end of last year – early this year.