Singapore Exchange Won $44 Million Bitcoin Dispute

The UK based market maker B2C2 attempted to reclaim 3,092 bitcoin from the Quoine cryptocurrency exchange
29 December 2017   1112

The Singapore International Commercial Court ruled today to dismiss a lawsuit where the UK based market maker B2C2 attempted to reclaim 3,092 bitcoin from the Quoine cryptocurrency exchange.

According to the court document, the International Judge Simon Thorley ruled in favor of Quoine as he agreed that B2C2 knowingly took advantage of a problem on the platform while Quoine’s term of agreement preserves its right to reverse such trades.

We have reported that B2C2 managed to capture what Quoine called «a technical glitch» in April and sold 309 ether for 3,092 bitcoin, creating a profit of $3.7 million. Yet, bitcoin, priced at $1,226 at the time, was worth around 25 times more than the ether token.

Quoine soon reversed the trade without informing B2C2 citing that the market maker’s conduct violated the fairness of the market, which subsequently led to B2C2’s lawsuit in trying to reclaim the 3,092 bitcoin.

Mt. Gox CEO to be Found Guilty of Falsifying Docs

Mark Karpeles has a suspended term of four years ahead to prove his reliability and to avoid a real imprisonment
15 March 2019   120

The Tokyo District Court convicted the former CEO of the Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange, Mark Karpeles, of falsifying documents and sentenced him to two years and six months in prison. Nevertheless, Karpeles has a suspended term of four years ahead to prove his reliability and to avoid a real imprisonment. Reported by The Block.

Note that the prosecutor's office demanded 10 years in prison, however, on charges of embezzlement and violation of corporate law, Karpeles was found not guilty.

Karpeles and his lawyers intend to assess the situation and develop a strategy for action on the charges.

Earlier, the Illinois court rejected the petition of the lawyers of the former head of Mt.Gox to suspend the proceedings against him in the United States. So, American investors Gregory Green and Anthony Motto demand that Carpeles be personally responsible for the loss of their investments.

Once the largest Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox crashed in early 2014. This happened after the information appeared about its alleged hacking and theft of 800,000 BTC ($ 480 million at that time). In December last year, Carpeles, during his closing speech at a Tokyo court, called himself innocent of the events that caused the millions of client losses and the company's collapse.