October 2, 2019 / news

Mt.Gox Trustee Requested Information On BTC-Related Man Alexander Vinnik


The trustee of the bankrupt Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox Nobuaki Kobayashi turned to the US Department of Justice to get the information regarding the Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik, who is suspected of laundering at least $ 4 billion through the BTC-e crypto exchange. 

Back in July 2017, WizSec researchers came to the conclusion that Vinnik involved in the theft of funds of Mt.Gox and their further laundering.

The US Department of Justice convinced that of the 850 thousand BTC stolen in 2014 with Mt.Gox, more than 300 thousand were transferred to BTC-related wallets.

This summer, the department filed a lawsuit against Alexander Vinnik, whose extradition Washington is seeking from Greece.

A meeting of Mt.Gox lenders took place on October 1. According to documents published by Nobuaki Kobayashi’s office, as of the end of September, the exchange owned 141,686 ВТС and 142,846 ВСН.

The rehabilitation plan should be submitted by October 28th. However, the trustee noted that the deadlines could be postponed due to a large number of applications from creditors.


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