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Mr. Mark Karpeles

Wrong Mark Karpeles?


Local Address:  Tokyo , Japan
Mt. Gox

Employment History

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

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Bitcoin Foundation
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DUMBEST APOLOGY #1: Mt. Gox ..., 21 Mar 2015 [cached]
DUMBEST APOLOGY #1: Mt. Gox CEO, Mark Karpeles
On February 17, 2014, Karpeles offered the following apology to Bitcoin traders whose accounts had been frozen by the exchange…
Bitcoin – Domain .comMark Karpeles Archives » Bitcoin - Domain .com, 27 Jan 2015 [cached]
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Charlie Shrem on Mark Karpeles
The judge pretty much reversed any progress made by the defense last Thursday by ruling in favor of the prosecution regarding the testimony of Special Agent Der-Yeghiayan and Mark Karpeles. Since Der-Yeghiayan did not witness any deal regarding Karpeles himself, the judge ruled that mention of any deal with Karpeles was inviting the jury to speculate. The judge agreed to strike any testimony from Der-Yaghiayan where he spoke to his belief about certain facts (i.e. regarding Karpeles' deal with the Baltimore HSI office).
Mark Karpeles and the Bitcoin Empire
Olivier Janssens on Twitter: "I have black on white proof of Mark Karpeles making multiple death threats against an ex-employee.
Mark Karpeles on Twitter: "@a_greenberg just clarifying, no comments for Wired. Currently preparing a response for other news outlets. #LT"
The trial ended with the prosecution objecting to the defense's mention of Mark Karpeles's ownership of the site, shortly after vehemently objecting to mention of a possible deal with Karpeles out of Baltimore to turn over the name of DPR in return for not facing any further prosecution. Crazy crazy day!
DHS fingered Mt. Gox's Mark Karpeles as original Silk Road founder
DHS agents strongly suspected at one point Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles was Silk Road's Dread Pirate Roberts...more to come when we adjourn"
The trial of alleged Silk Road ringleader Ross Ulbricht took a surprising twist today when a witness from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) apparently claimed that Mark Karpeles, former CEO of the embattled bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, was once suspected to be the black market's mastermind, Dread Pirate Roberts.
"Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road."
Mark Karpeles weighs in on the current situation with Bitstamp and the redeployment of their system.
Mark Karpeles, the 28 year-old French CEO of Mt. Gox, blamed hackers for the ...
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.
MtGox CEO Mark ..., 8 Mar 2015 [cached]
MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles, who bowed in ritual apology during his bankruptcy news conference at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, maintains that online thieves are to blame. He has also hinted that they may have had insider help.
In January, Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, citing sources close to a Tokyo police probe of the MtGox collapse, reported that only 7,000 of the coins appear to have been taken by hackers, with the remainder stolen through a series of fraudulent transactions.
Karpeles said he is "mostly kept in the dark" about the ongoing police investigation and couldn't comment on it.
"I really hope we will see some kind of progress-if possible by catching the hackers and whoever might have been helping them," Karpeles said via email.
As for Karpeles, he lost another company to bankruptcy in January-this time MtGox parent firm Tibanne.
On Sunday, Mark Karpeles, ..., 25 Feb 2014 [cached]
On Sunday, Mark Karpeles, CEO of Mt. Gox, resigned from the board of the Bitcoin Foundation, in a blow to the digital currency. Mt. Gox had once been the largest exchange handling bitcoins.
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