The now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt Gox has recently opened an online rehabilitation claim filing system for corporate clients, so these can file their proofs of claim connected to the civil rehabilitation proceedings.
This, according to a recently published noted from the exchange’s trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi. The claiming system is available on Mt Gox’s website and comes after a system for individual (non-corporate) clients was released on August 23.
As CryptoGlobe covered, the firm’s creditors have until October 22 to file their claims, and can do so online or offline to a Tokyo address. The note for non-corporate users read
The deadline for filing proofs of rehabilitation claim set by the Tokyo District Court is October 22, 2018 (Japan time), so please make sure that you file a proof of rehabilitation claim by that deadline.
Failing to file the proofs of claim by the deadline can reportedly lead do disenfranchisement, which means creditors will lose the right to claim their funds. The cryptocurrency exchange’s case, as covered, was recently moved from criminal bankruptcy to civil rehabilitation, which lets the creditors get paid back in BTC and not fiat.
Had the case stayed in criminal bankruptcy, creditors would be paid back according to bitcoin’s exchange rate at the time, of about $500 per coin. Since then, the flagship cryptocurrency appreciated to over $6,400 at press time.
Mt Gox was a once dominant cryptocurrency exchange that collapsed in 2014 amid claims of insolvency and security breaches. At the time, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of BTC were stolen, which saw the cryptocurrency’s price crash. Recovery efforts managed to recover 200,000 BTC, which were then held by a trustee.
As CryptoGglobe covered a Mt Gox-related whale could be behind a recent slump in bitcoin’s price. The whale, which had been inactive since 2014, moved over $100 million worth of BTC to cryptocurrency exchanges, presumably to sell.