Here’s a short little clip that’s making its rounds on the web today. By now, we’ve seen Mt. Gox CEO bow before the press and apologize for the problems the exchange has caused their users (in the way of ‘losing’ $400+ million worth of bitcoin).
But the clip above shows Karpeles answer questions from the press. One response in particular was interesting.
“So, we had a problem with our system that caused [losses] to our customers,” he said. “We identified the problem [and] we are working on this.”
Mainstream media outlets have been noting that all customer funds are essentially gone, but Karpeles’ statement might bring a shred of hope. But given his history of unreliability, it’s very possible his statement is canned and meaningless.
After all, he and his company have been providing nothing but excuses since they halted withdrawals in early February.
We want to know from you: do you think there’s any hope for users with funds tied up in the failed exchange? Or do you think they really are gone for good?