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Mt. Gox: CoinLab is one of the main reasons for holding up the bankruptcy proceedings, says Andy Pag




Mt. Gox: CoinLab is one of the main reasons for holding up the bankruptcy proceedings, says Andy Pag
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In an interview with Peter McCormack, Andy Pag, a former administrator of Mt. Gox Legal, spoke about the reason it would take a long time for the Mt. Gox’s civil rehabilitation process to settle.

Andy Pag called it quits over the uncertainty caused by CoinLab’s $16 billion claims, which he stated could take anywhere between 24 months to two years to be settled. He stated that CoinLab was currently in the reassessment process, where the Trustee, Nobuaki Kobayashi, personally goes through its claims. However, if the Trustee decides to reject it, CoinLab can take this case to a judge under bankruptcy proceedings. He added,

“CoinLab makes a submission to the judge saying, ‘well this is why we should have our claim accepted’ and the Trustee looks at that over a period of time. The trustee then replies ‘well, this is why its absolutely rubbish and they shouldn’t have it’ and then CoinLab gets it […] it goes backward and forwards until everybody is satisfied and the judge makes a ruling”

This was followed by Pag stating that they were “presumably” arguing over the same legal points, adding that this process was ongoing for four years. He also stated that even back then, CoinLab was one of the main reasons for holding up the bankruptcy proceedings. He went on to state,

“[…] we’ve already done four years of this. Now, the trustee said at the meeting we’re not gonna start from the beginning because we’ve already done that so we’re underway. My view is based on having spoken to our lawyers; they said, ‘well, you know, [it] can take two months, it could take six months, you know actually who knows […]”

The former administrator further stated that CoinLab requested the court to seal all the paperwork with regard to these submissions. He stated that because of this, no one could gain access to the files, learn the arguments made by either of the parties, and conclude the duration this case could take to settle. Pag added,

“[…] we’ve got no way of really judging what stage this is at, what merits the legal arguments that are being made, are being submitted. we’re completely in the dark. there’s a really really frustrating process. […] we’ve made a request to a lawyer that they unseal those papers but actually we don’t have any standing really to do that […]

He further added that according to Mark Karpeles, the CEO of Mt. Gox during its collapse, this process could take up to a year. And, if the claim was rejected at the end, CoinLab could move towards litigation, where they could argue about their rights over the assets in a courtroom, rather than through written submissions. CoinLab would also have to pay court fees of around $75 million, Pag added. He said,

“[…] in Japan, I sat down with the lawyers and we did the calculation a lot more accurately and what I’ve realized is that for very little money for about $400,000 to $500,000, they can probably still put in a claim maybe not $16 billion but around $1 billion or $2 billion; that is still big enough to hold the process up […]”

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Priya is a full-time member of the reporting team at AMBCrypto. She is a finance major with one year of writing experience. She has not held any value in Bitcoin or other currencies.


Bitcoin SV surges by 6.84% in an hour; community speculates massive behind-the-scenes pump

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The cryptocurrency market has witnessed major price hikes over the past few weeks, with Craig Wright’s Bitcoin SV emerging as the market’s unlikely performer. The Craig Wright-backed virtual asset, which is supposed to follow Satoshi Nakamoto’s original idea, outperformed every top 10 cryptocurrency over the past week, recording a growth rate of 22.86%.

Source: CoinmarketCap

At press time, the coin had recorded a price hike of 6.84% over the hour, with the coin valued at $228. The coin was traded the highest on CoinBene exchange, where the trading pair of BCHSV/USDT gathered a volume of $96  million. The exchange was closely followed by ZBG exchange, where the trade accounted for 13.62% of the entire trading volume.

Source: Trading View

According to the chart released by Trading View, a massive green candlestick can be observed. The chart also indicated that at press time, the candles were charting over the Moving Average [MA]. This suggested that extremely high trading volumes were pegged with Bitcoin SV.

Many in the community have speculated that the surge might be due to a massive dump of the coin in the market, after the token hit stagnation since pumping by more than 247 percent recently. The aforementioned price pump pushed the price of the coin from $53.22 to $250.

Previously, it has been suggested that the major pump witnessed within the Bitcoin SV ecosystem might be laden with market manipulation, implying the participation of illicit entities in the conduct of a “pseudo-pump” of BSV’s market. Further, the de-listing of BSV by major exchanges such as Binance may have made it more susceptible to sudden price movements, according to some.

At press time, Bitcoin SV was positioned 8th on the cryptocurrency charts. Despite the pump however, historical trends suggest a major price correction may be in the offing too.

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