Kraken announces significant progress in MtGox claims investigation


Global bitcoin exchange Kraken today shared that “significant progress” has been made in the investigation into claims from creditors of MtGox. In November 2014, Kraken was selected to assist Tokyo District Court-appointed Trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi in the bankruptcy investigation of missing Bitcoin, receiving claims and distributing remaining assets to creditors of MtGox. Today, the Trustee provided a long-awaited update on the investigation in claims at a scheduled Creditor’s Meeting in Tokyo.

Out of 9,863 persons who filed Bitcoin-only claims through the Japanese Trustee or through Kraken’s online service, 7,952 claimants have been approved. ¥12,583,717,791 JPY in bitcoin has been approved to creditors, with ¥27,547,026,403 JPY in bitcoin on hold.

According to today’s report, 24,733 people around the world have filed bankruptcy claims related to the MtGox exchange. The total amount of bankruptcy claims filed in both bitcoin and fiat currencies are ¥ 2,695,239,249,594 JPY. The Trustee is currently in possession of 202,163.41191816 bitcoin, currently worth over $84 million USD.

Trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi said, “Although the investigation into MtGox claims is still ongoing, we have made significant progress for creditors.”

Kraken CEO Jesse Powell added, “Continued progress in the Mt. Gox bankruptcy proceedings will have beneficial effects for the bitcoin community globally. Kraken is proud to volunteer our resources and expertise in an attempt to minimize damage to creditors, restore faith in the bitcoin community, and demonstrate trusted leadership in the industry.”

Claimants can begin to check on their claims by visiting the MtGox website at the following link: https://claims.mtgox.com/assets/index.html. Creditors who wish to receive their claims in bitcoin will register an account with Kraken at Kraken.com, the global bitcoin exchange serving the euro, US dollar, Canadian dollar, British pound, Japanese yen and multiple digital currency markets.

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