Mt Gox CEO denies he manipulated bitcoin account balances

Crime | August 31, 2015 By:

Mark Karpeles, the CEO of bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, told Japanese police he had no knowledge of the disappearance of any bitcoin and that he was just a victim.

According to a local media report, Karpeles has an intelligence quotient of 190 – which would make him a genius – also cited the CEO as saying that Mt Gox had been a normal business operation.

According to the article, an anonymous friend of Karpeles mentioned a “Mr X” (the alleged founder of Mt Gox) whom he claimed lied to the former CEO.

“The balance of bitcoin was already incorrect when he bought the exchange, but Mr X advised to Karpeles that if Karpeles follow the operational rules decided by Mr X, Karpeles could recover the bitcoin balance, which turned out not to be true,” adds the anonymous source in the report.