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Mt Gox Bankruptcy Trustee Sells Approximately 25,000 BCH and BTC

Mt Gox has published an announcement that its civil rehabilitation and bankruptcy trustee, Nobuaki Kobayashi, has liquidated 25,331 BCH and 24,658 BTC. The trustee is now working on “the preparation of a rehabilitation plan” to repay monetary claims against the defunct exchange.

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Mt Gox Publishes Update on Bankruptcy Proceedings

Mt Gox Bankruptcy Trustee Sells Approximately 25,000 BCH and BTCThe announcement states that the liquidations are in accordance with the February 28th Civil Rehabilitation Proceedings pertaining to its bankruptcy that mandated: “measures are taken to secure the interests [of] all creditors who filed proofs of claims for the pending bankruptcy case against the bankrupt entity.”

Since the 10th creditors meeting was held on March 7th, 2018, the bankruptcy trustee has sold 25,331.00761 BCH and 24,658.00762 BTC. From the sale of such, nearly JPY 26 billion (approximately $230 million USD) has been paid into the bankruptcy trustee’s account.

In addition to the 43 billion yen that Nobuaki Kobayashi acknowledged having unloaded in March, the trust has now disclosed $630 million in sales this year.

The announcement states that “As a result of the Sale, the balance in the bankrupt trustee’s account was approximately JPY 70,059 million.”

Trust Secures “Suitable Amount of Money” to “Secure Interests” of “BTC Creditors”

Mtgox Bankruptcy Trustee Sells Approximately 25,000 BCH and BTCThe announcement notes that the bankruptcy trustee also entered into a “Trust Agreement” and “Guarantee Entrustmentment and Guarantee Agreement with [Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)],” making SMBC a trustee of “a trust for the principal and delay damages of the monetary claims filed in the Bankruptcy Proceedings, the total amount of which is about JPY 17,864,000,000 ($158.7 million USD.”

Following the most recent sale, Nobuaki Kobayashi “has already secured a suitable amount of money to secure the interests that are expected to have obtained by BTC creditors under the Bankruptcy Proceedings in connection with BTC claims to be treated as non-monetary claims under the Civil Rehabilitation Proceedings.”

The civil rehabilitation trustee is now “considering to prepare a rehabilitation plan taking into consideration that the monetary claims filed in the Bankruptcy Proceedings are protected as described above and to repay such monetary claims, the principal obligations, in accordance with such rehabilitation plan.”

What is your response to Nobuaki Kobayashi’s most recent liquidations and intention to prepare a rehabilitation plan for monetary claims? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Samuel Haig

Samuel Haig is a journalist who has been completely obsessed with bitcoin and cryptocurrency since 2012. Samuel lives in Tasmania, Australia, where he attended the University of Tasmania and majored in Political Science, and Journalism, Media & Communications. Samuel has written about the dialectics of decentralization, and is also a musician and kangaroo riding enthusiast.