Coinlab’s Mt.Gox Claim Jumps From $75m To $16 Billion, Freezing Restitution (cryptoglobe.com)
Evidence has recently come out that CoinLab, former business partner of the infamous Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, has increased the amount of a years-old lawsuit claim against the exchange from $75 million to an astonishing $16 billion – making it ever more unlikely that burned former Mt. Gox users will ever get their money back.
CoinLab is the creation of Peter Vessenes, and was originally contracted by Mt. Gox to act as an agent in the US and Canada.
Last year, trustee to the Mt. Gox warchest Nobuaki Kobayashi sold what should have been enough to pay off all of those users, and CoinLab if it came to it.
The new claim of $16 billion has come as a complete shock.
The Mt. Gox bankruptcy estate is reported to still have over 200,000 bitcoin in its possession, now worth “Only” about $700 million at time of writing – wholly unable to pay Vessenes’/CoinLab’s damage claims even if it wanted to.
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