‘GoxRising’ Movement has been launched to pump up the performance of Bitcoin BTC exchange- Mt. Gox. The plan is to reboot the exchange entirely on a longer run. Brock Pierce revealed about the development to TechCrunch today.
The exchange’s past was not glorious as it faced hacking back in 2011 and in early 2014 had to face another jolt of collapse. This collapse made the exchange lose 850000 BTC that was worth 460 Million U.S. Dollars. The turbulence affected 24000 creditors of the exchange.
‘GoxRising’ Movement is currently supervised by a Japanese attorney- Nobuaki Kobayashi. He was appointed by the Japanese Court. As per Cointelegraph, he was asked to perform the role of ‘civil rehabilitation trustee to manage Mt. Gox’s bankruptcy estate.’ It is estimated that the compensation will at least take a minimum of 3 to 5 years. Although this time frame can be shortened given the exchange manages to overcome the legal and technical blocks.
An approximate 1.2 Billion dollars in the form of assets are currently held in Mt. Gox bankruptcy trust. This includes cash of about 630 Million U.S. Dollars, 137,892 BTC, 162,106 Bitcoin Cash BCH, as well as other crypto coins.
Pierce explained that the aim is not only to recover the lost funds, but the aim is also to rebuild the brand name and the domain. The improved platform will be non- custodial. As for the creditors, the company pledges to compensate in BTC or BCH. The promises heavily depend on the creation of ‘Gox Coin.’ This coin will allow the creditors to have their stake in the revamped exchange. In order to make the movement a success, the exchange needs 12K individuals to come on board which makes it half of the exchange’s creditors.
Back in December 2018, as per the reports from CryptoNewsZ, the Japanese prosecutors claimed that Karpeles had pilfered 340 Million Yen, which is almost equal to 3 Million U.S. Dollars. This amount belonged to the client funds which was deposited in the bank after the drop in the Bitcoin exchange. The transfer by Karpeles was done in 2013 between September and December. Karpeles is also alleged for exploiting the trading system of Mt. Gox. in order to strike the balance. The legal allegations on Karpeles also spread to the U.S. as well as in Japan. In the U.S. the former clients of the defunct Bitcoin Exchange filled lawsuits against Karpeles a few months ago. With the help of his lawyers, Karpeles debated that the U.S. court can’t have a personal jurisdiction which eventually made the lawsuit dismissed. As per the reports from CCN-
“Mr. Karpeles expressly asserts that this Court lacks personal jurisdiction over him and preserves this objection and argument for all purposes. […] Because this Court lacks personal jurisdiction over Mr. Karpeles. This proceeding against him must be dismissed with no further action taken, including but not limited to the entry of any default.”