Mt. Gox Starts Repaying Creditors

Mt. Gox Starts Repaying Creditors

July 10, 2024

Overview

Mt. Gox, the defunct crypto exchange, will repay creditors on July 5th with 140,000 recovered bitcoins ($8 billion) following a major breach. This caused Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash price volatility, with analysts expecting short-term selling pressure but potential market stabilization and recovery.

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Mt. Gox, the cryptocurrency exchange that collapsed in 2014, announced that it will start repaying creditors on the 5th of July. The exchange has 60 days to begin repayments in BTC and BCH. This marks a significant step in the decade-long rehabilitation process following the loss of approximately 850,000 bitcoins due to a massive security breach. Please note that only 140,000 (approximately $8bn) of the missing BTC has been recovered and this will be the amount distributed to creditors. 

The repayment announcement has led to significant market activity with Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash prices experiencing volatility. 

Analysts anticipate that while the repayment plan might cause short-term selling pressure on Bitcoin prices, the market has enough liquidity to absorb these sales over time, potentially stabilizing and rebounding later in the year.

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