Kyodo News InternationalFebruary 28, 2014 10:01
Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based major bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy court protection on Friday, its chief Mark Karpeles said, after the exchange suddenly shut down all transactions of the virtual currency earlier this week.
Net current liabilities at Mt. Gox total around 6.5 billion yen, Karpeles said at a news conference in Tokyo, apologizing for the recent trouble that is believed to have impacted at least 1 million users of the exchange.