This is part of our continued coverage of the Mt. Gox drama that continues to unfold with each passing day.
The exchange’s CEO, Mark Karpeles, came out of the woodwork somewhat on Tuesday in an internet chat with consultant Jon Fisher. In that discussion, Karpeles didn’t quite give new information, but did not that a ‘Strategy Crisis Draft‘ was
“more or less” legitimate.
In that document, it was said that upwards of 700,000 BTC have been lost, and that the company is planning to rebrand itself due to image issues.
Today — Karpeles himself put together a note and had it posted to Gox’s homepage:
February 26th 2014
Dear MtGox Customers,
As there is a lot of speculation regarding MtGox and its future, I would like to use this opportunity to reassure everyone that I am still in Japan, and working very hard with the support of different parties to find a solution to our recent issues.
Furthermore I would like to kindly ask that people refrain from asking questions to our staff: they have been instructed not to give any response or information. Please visit this page for further announcements and updates.
Not surprisingly, the update does not provide too much in the way of information, but some would at least consider it an improvement that the exchange’s head honcho would make a statement himself.
Obviously, we’ll have more for you on this as it becomes available.