Former President of the infamous exchange MtGox once again apologized for his role in the bankruptcy of the exchange in 2014.
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Karpeles (Mark Karpeles) has published a letter to the users of the exchange, many of which have become participants of the multi-year battle in a fight for their money lost in exchange. In the letter he responded to the accusations regarding what he personally will benefit from the decisions of Japanese courts dealing with the case.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Karpeles can get almost a billion dollars that remain after the users of the exchange will receive refunds according to the current calculation. According to the decision of court the Tokyo MtGox creditors will be paid the value of their bitcoin to Japanese yen at the close of the exchange, not bitcoin.
According to Karpeles, he as the sole owner of the exchange will receive more than 160,000 BTC and BCH, with a total value exceeding $ 1 billion at the current exchange rate. Karpeles wrote:
«I don’t need it, I don’t want this billion dollars. From day one I never expected to get something out of this bankruptcy. The responsibility to prevent it lies with me».
In particular, Karpeles stated their intention to support the plan to change status to another type of legal procedure called civil rehabilitation, thus maintaining the creditors of the exchange, which gave the cause a boost in December last year. If the status of the case is altered, the users of the exchange can obtain a refund in bitcoin.
«I never thought it would end this way, and I am eternally sorry for everything that happened and all the consequences that affected the users and all participants in the process», he concluded.
Although Karpeles has not told the public anything new, particularly about the promotion of plans for the reimbursement of creditors of the exchange, it is known that work is underway in this direction. In March it was reported that manages assets in the bankruptcy case of MtGox, Nobuaki Kobayashi (Nobuaki Kobayashi) have already sold about 35 thousand BTC and BCH totaling $ 400 million. While Kobayashi claimed to have sold the cryptocurrency in the period from December 2017 to February 2018, and tried to avoid influencing the course of.