In line with a recent filling ‘document‘ posted on Reddit, CoinLab – Renowned bitcoin business incubator has filed a 1.7 Trillion JPY [around $16 Bln] claim against the Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange.
CoinLab, a former business partner of the exchange, ‘sued‘ the exchange for around $75 Mln, claiming breach of contract. The contract stipulated that CoinLab would take over the American customers of Mt. Gox exchange, however it never happened.
Some within the cryptocurrency community have seen the ‘alleged‘ increase in CoinLab’s claim as unsatisfactory. A Twitter user labelled Peter Vessenes in an ‘official tweet‘, CoinLab’s co-founder, asking him “Did you submit a $16bn claim within the Mt Gox Civil Rehabilitation?” Then he reiterated the question, outlining the question, mentioning the new claim as “0.3% of Japanese GDP?”
The user then concluded:
“Looks like this was done purposefully [sic] simply to keep away any creditors pay outs? Care to clarify how, this claim is justified?”
This proceedings, as per several multiple sources, may be delaying payouts to users that lost funds the collapse of the exchange. Kraken formal chief operating officer named ‘Jesse Powell’ reportedly ‘declared‘ last Dec. that he’s “disappointed to know that this proceedings is accountable for holding up payouts, and that any judgement for CoinLab would be treated on par with the investor victims.”
Explaining further, he added:
“I suppose individuals are having a tough time obtaining their heads around the $75m+ claim as long as common perception is that CoinLab never performed and owes $5m+ back to Mt. Gox. If the deal had been allotted, it’d be CoinLab on the hook for the deficiency of consumer deposits.”
As reported earlier in Dec., Mark Karpeles — the chief operating officer of now-defunct Mt. Gox exchange – has affirmed that he’s not guilty within the final argument for his ‘trial‘.
Earlier this month before this happened, Nobuaki Kobayashi, trustee of the now-defunct Bitcoin [BTC] exchange Mt. Gox, declared that he’s making efforts to extend the deadline for filing civil rehabilitation ‘claims‘.