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On January 15, the public learned of the transaction between Coinlab Inc., the trustee of Mt Gox’s bankruptcy, and MGIFLP, a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group. According to the proposal, Mt Gox creditors will be able to demand up to 90% of Bitcoin held by Kobayashi and Tokyo courts. Despite recent reports, creditors must still approve the company’s proposal.
Last week, Mt Gox creditors were told that there is a new online system specifically for the claims they have. Essentially, Mt Gox creditors are a group of former customers of the exchange who hope to obtain some of the funds they lost during the default seven years ago. Mt Gox is a Bitcoin trading exchange. At its peak in 2013, the platform was estimated to be able to process 70% of all BTC transactions.
The Gox hacking caused a hacking of 850,000 BTC. The exchange closed in February 2014 and filed for bankruptcy. After the bankruptcy, 200,000 BTC was discovered, and for the past seven years, creditors have been trying to seek claims for their stolen BTC.
* COINLAB agrees to accept the agreement of the letter of credit
*Letter of credit holders can require MT to own 90% of Bitcoin. GOX
* COINLAB reached a deal with MT.GOX creditors in Bitcoin claims
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-Matt Leising (@mattleising) January 15, 2021
In the past few years, many Mt Gox creditors, experts and even the founders of the exchange have reported that Coinlab Inc., led by Peter Vessenes, has delayed the settlement process. This is due to Coinlab’s lawsuit against Mt Gox and former CEO Mark Karpeles. After the delay of the trustee of Mt Gox, in 2019, Bitcoin security expert Wizsec issued a severe criticism of Coinlab’s claim of $16 billion, saying that it was “the elephant that caused this delay.”
It now appears that Coinlab hopes to conclude a deal with Mt Gox creditors as long as they vote to agree to the company’s offer. Bloomberg writer Matt Leising reported on Friday that Coinlab has reached an agreement with MGIFLP and Mt Gox bankruptcy trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi.
The agreement will allow creditors to obtain 90% of the remaining BTC under the supervision of Kobayashi and Tokyo courts. Lessing’s report stated that creditors must approve the transaction, and they can also wait for litigation to be resolved. Leising is also a Bloomberg reporter, and he wrote about the so-called Satoshi Nakamoto claimant called “Duality.”
Leising also discussed the story on Friday afternoon, and many people on Twitter responded to his tweet. Eric Wall, Chief Information Officer of Orbi Assets, write “Funny joke Matt” and many others also talked about the Reddit deal.
In the Mt Gox bankruptcy discussion group on Reddit, many people were dissatisfied with the Coinlab transaction. One person who discussed this topic on the bankruptcy subreddit said that Coinlab would receive 10% of the remaining price reduction, while another person called Leising’s tweets “fake news.”
What do you think of the transactions proposed by Coinlab in Leising’s latest report? Let us know your thoughts on this topic in the comments section below.
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