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Mr. Mark Karpeles

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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: +81 *********
Local Address: Tokyo, Japan

Employment History

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Mt. Gox
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Bitcoin Foundation
  • Board
    Bitcoin Foundation

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Mt. Gox
  • Board Member
    Bitcoin Foundation
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Web References
"There's not much I can say ..., 1 Jan 2015 [cached]
"There's not much I can say at this point, except the fact that I will continue investigating in order to find what really happened," former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles said via email on Thursday. While Mt. Gox is being liquidated under the direction of a trustee, Karpeles is still CEO of parent company Tibanne, a small IT firm based in Tokyo.
In an interview with IDG News Service in November, Karpeles said security at Mt. Gox was not what it should have been.
In court, the defense pointed fingers ..., 3 Feb 2015 [cached]
In court, the defense pointed fingers at former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles.
Two weeks later, Ross was arrested and Karpeles has never been charged.
Mt. Gox founder Mark ..., 15 April 2014 [cached]
Mt. Gox founder Mark Karpelès said he would not come to the U.S. later this week judge to answer questions about the Japanese bitcoin exchange's U.S. bankruptcy case, Mt. Gox lawyers told a federal judge on Monday.
Mt. Gox's bankruptcy lawyers said that Mr. Karpelès is "not willing to travel to the U.S.," despite an order from Bankruptcy Judge Stacey Jernigan for him to answer questions under oath on Thursday from lawyers who represent customers with frozen bitcoin accounts.
In court papers, Mr. Karpelès's lawyers blamed a conflict: he recently received a subpoena to appear on Friday in front of the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, an anti-money-laundering division. The division has closely watched virtual currencies like bitcoin and issued guidance on them about a year ago.
Mr. Karpelès' lawyer said the subpoena from Treasury officials "did not specify topics for discussion."
"Until such time as counsel is retained and has an opportunity to 'get up to speed' and advise Mr. Karpelès [on the Treasury subpoena], he is not willing to travel to the U.S.," lawyers for Mt. Gox said in documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas.
Mr. Karpelès hasn't been charged with a crime. Last year, special agents from the Department of Homeland Security seized more than $5.1 million from accounts belonging to Mt. Gox under a federal money laundering statute. According to the statute, violators can be punished with fines, imprisonment or both.
Mr. Karpelès lives in Japan, where administrators for the company's Japanese bankruptcy case are looking for some of the roughly 550,000 bitcoins that the company lost earlier this year. During a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing earlier this month, Judge Jernigan said that Mr. Karpelès "has made himself a fact witness by signing [court papers and] by holding himself out to this court and the world as the...CEO or sole officer of Mt. Gox."
Mr. Karpelès also controls a Japanese entity that owns 88% of Mt. Gox, according to court papers.
It is unclear how Mr. Karpelès's decision could affect the U.S. bankruptcy case, which hasn't yet secured an official nod from a judge. | Global, 30 April 2014 [cached]
MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles, who had not been seen in public for several days, re-emerged at a news conference on Friday to reveal the extent of the disaster and apologise to clients.
Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles ..., 10 Feb 2014 [cached]
Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles resigned from the Bitcoin Foundation The company is reportedly dealing with the theft of 744,000 Bitcoins The company website appears to have been taken down Questions swirled Tuesday about the future of embattled Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox after reports that its chief executive had resigned from the board of a key advocacy group and its website has been disabled. Mark Karpeles, chief executive officer of Mt.Gox, the Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange that froze withdrawals earlier this month, submitted his resignation from the board of directors at Bitcoin Foundation, the group that manages the currency.
This latest development comes after the exchange deleted all of its tweets from its Twitter account on Monday and its CEO Mark Karpeles resigned on Sunday from the board of the Bitcoin Foundation.
Karpeles replied that the matter is "confidential," adding that the company had discussed its business model with Japanese authorities "to ensure that we are operating within the law here."
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