Karpeles to Pay Off Mt. Gox Users at Curreny Rate

According to former had of well known Bitcoin exchange, he "don't want this billion dollars"
04 April 2018   781

The former head of the once largest bitcoin exchange, Mt.Gox, once again apologized for his actions during the collapse of his company in 2014.

Mark Karpeles published a message on Reddit to former exchange users, many of whom have been trying to get their own money back for several years. Karpeles rejected the idea that he could get out with a huge amount of money.

As previously reported, Mark Karpeles can receive hundreds of millions of dollars in bitcoins, if the calculation with creditors will be made in accordance with Japanese laws, that is, in yen at the rate at the time of declaring bankruptcy of the company.

According to Karpeles, his company and himself could receive over 160,000 bitcoins and Bitcoin Cash or more than $ 1 billion at the current rate.

I don't want this. I don't want this billion dollars. From day one I never expected to receive anything from this bankruptcy. The fact that today this is a possibility is an aberration and I believe it is my responsibility to make sure it doesn’t happen. One of the ways to do this would be civil rehabilitation, and as it seems most creditors agree with this, I am doing my best to help make it happen. I do not want to become instantly rich. I do not ask for forgiveness. I just want to see this end as soon as possible with everyone receiving their share of what they had on MtGox so everyone, myself included, can get some closure.
 

Mark Karpeles

Former head, Mt. Gox

Unfortunately, in his message, Mark hadn't provide details of future calculations, which may have great impact on the cryptocurrency market. Earlier it became known that trust manager of Mt.Gox sold bitcoins and Bitcoin Cash for $ 400 million, which is associated with negative dynamics at the end of the past - the beginning of this year.

BTC Extortionists to Send Explosion Threats In US & CA

Police reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found
14 December 2018   105

In Canada and the United States, local businesses and residents received letters threatening to detonate a bomb if they did not send bitcoins to extortionists. Because of this, in some regions, law enforcement officers evacuated people from bus stations, schools and airports, reports Global News.

Extortionists threatened to blow up universities, schools, city halls and local businesses in the US states of Utah, Aidaxo, New York, Oklahoma and Illinois. The New York City Police Department urged residents not to panic or send bitcoins to criminals. Police also reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found.

In Canada, extortionists promised to blow up buildings and car dealerships in Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Montreal. Some residents of the attackers asked for a ransom in bitcoins in the amount of $ 20 thousand. After verification, the Calgary police stated that the messages were part of phishing attacks and did not pose a threat to the public.