Rehabilitation plan for defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox is now finalized

The years-long slog by creditors of the defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox is nearing the end after a rehabilitation plan approved last month has been finalized.

The finalization was announced in a letter penned by Mt Gox trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi. Tuesday's announcement follows the approval by a "large majority" of creditors on October 20, according to the letter. 


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"The Rehabilitation Trustee would like to express sincere gratitude to all involved parties for their understanding and support, which led to the Rehabilitation Plan becoming final and binding. The Rehabilitation Trustee will then make repayments to rehabilitation creditors holding allowed rehabilitation claims in accordance with the Rehabilitation Plan," Kobayashi wrote. "An announcement will be made to rehabilitation creditors on the details of the specific timing, procedures, and amount of such repayments."

A rehabilitation plan was filed in Tokyo court nearly a year ago, as The Block previously reported. 

The Mt Gox saga began in 2014 when the bitcoin exchange collapsed amid fraud and mismanagement allegations. Its CEO, Mark Karpeles, was accused of embezzlement and data falsification. Karpeles was ultimately found guilty of falsifying records and received a suspended prison sentence. Mt Gox declared bankruptcy after its collapse, later embarking on a civil rehabilitation process that now appears to be nearing its conclusion.