Mt Gox case: Trustee probably sells coins via BitPoint platform

Posted 05 February, 2019

The trustee of the well-known dead exchange Mt. Gox might have used BitPoint to process large amounts of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. A group representing the interests of affected creditors cites the copies of the corresponding documents from the district court of Tokyo.

According to the sources in the know, the documents represent scans of transactions from BitPoint exchange. As a result, it becomes clear that the company trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi sold around $318 million of cryptos in order to refund former clients of Mt. Gox.

The group GoxDox believes that the reason for transferring billions of yen to the trustee’s bank account is the fact that the exchange was probably selected to sell Mt. Gox’s coins.

Some industry participants believe that the downturn in the bitcoin price in early 2018 was attributed to the liquidation of Mt. Gox’s reserves through public crypto exchanges. Kobayashi, in his turn, said that he was selling cryptocurrency this way in order not to depress the price.

GoxDox also cites Kraken CEO Jesse Powell, whom Kobayashi allegedly sought for asset liquidation. Powell recommended using OTC platforms to dispose of large crypto volumes. 
At the same time,  the trustee decided to sell BTC and BCH coins engaging a third party crypto expert but saying nothing to the creditors.

Earlier it was reported that the former Bitcoin Foundation CEO and CoinLab chief Peter Vincennes required about 1.6 trillion yen ($16 billion) from bankrupt Mt.Gox, which was attacked by the community, since it might delay repayments to victims of the exchange. 

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