In a recent development that has heightened tension surrounding the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox, the company’s trustees have announced another delay in repayments. Originally set for October 31, 2023, the repayment deadline for creditors has now been extended to October 31, 2024. This decision adds further uncertainty to a financial tragedy that has captivated the cryptocurrency community for nearly a decade.
Extended Agony for Creditors and Potential Impact on the Market
A growing despair engulfs the creditors of Mt. Gox, who have been awaiting some form of resolution since the catastrophic hack in 2014. This infamous event saw the theft of 850,000 bitcoins, currently valued at approximately $23 billion. The exchange managed to recover about 20% of the stolen assets after the hack, but the majority remains lost. Financial experts earlier noted this year that while anticipated repayments could influence bitcoin prices, they should not destabilize the market.