Finally, there is a piece of good news for the creditors of the cryptocurrency exchange Mt Gox as they are finally going to get their funds back that they lost in a hack occurred back in the year 2014. As per a deal, creditors of Mt Gox now will be able to claim 90 percent of their lost funds in Bitcoin.
Matt Leising, a reporter of Bloomberg reported the news recently saying that a deal has been formed between the creditors of the now-defunct Japan-based crypto exchange Mt Gox and CoinLab, a cryptocurrency startup incubator based in Seattle. As per this deal, Mt Gox’s creditors will be given an opportunity to claim up to 90 percent of the remaining Bitcoin (BTC) funds.
Reportedly, an amount of around 135,000 Bitcoin (BTC) will be given to the Mt Gox exchange’s users. This amount is worth nearly $5 billion, at the current prices of Bitcoin. The creditors still have to mark their agreement to this deal as it is yet subjected to their approval. Once they are agreed to this agreement, the firm will start returning these remaining Bitcoin funds.
Years ago, Mt Gox was considered one of the top-rated cryptocurrency exchanges. However, it lost its worth after it had to go through one of the largest cryptocurrency hacks seven years ago. Back in the year 2014, the cryptocurrency exchange was exploited by hackers who succeeded in stealing a massive amount of funds in Bitcoin. Reportedly, this largest crypto hack resulted in the loss of around 850,000 BTC. This hack brought the downfall of the Mt Gox exchange as it had to shut down the platform after this hacking incident in the month of February in 2014. The crypto exchange is now defunct.
CoinLab, on the other hand, teamed up with the Mt Gox exchange back in the year 2012 and it was given the responsibility of handling the transactions of the exchange in the region of North America. However, this partnership between Mt Gox and CoinLab could not work out any longer. It ended soon as CoinLab brought Mt Gox into the court and alleged that the crypto exchange had broken a contractual agreement formed between them.