Mark Karpelès, also known as MagicalTux, is the former CEO of Mt. Gox exchange which, until its infamous collapse in 2014, once processed the majority of Bitcoin’s transactions. Following Mt. Gox’s bankruptcy, Karpelès was eventually arrested in August 2015 on charges of embezzlement and falsifying data to inflate the exchange’s holdings.
Mark Karpelès in the News
Interviews with Mark Karpelès
- 2022-11-29: Mt. Gox's Mark Karpelès on Navigating Crypto Exchange Bankruptcy
- 2019-02-19: Mark Karpelès on the Collapse of Mt. Gox
Mark Karpelès FAQ
Did Mark Karpelès go to jail?
Were the victims of the Mt. Gox hack made whole?
The deadline for repayment was originally scheduled for fall 2023 but has since been pushed back to October 2024.
What’s Mark Karpelès’ net worth?
Estimated around $2 billion USD.