Not abated passions around the bankrupt Japanese electronic exchange Mt.Gox received additional feeding . Recall that this exchange was the world ‘s largest platform for trading virtual currencies , including Bitcoins . Almost a month ago Mt.Gox filed for bankruptcy in the Tokyo District Court after its electronic invoicing gone virtual currency worth nearly half a billion dollars. Overnight investors who believed in the further growth of quotations Bitcoins lost their 750,000 ” client ” coins and 100 thousand owned companies – the analysts TeleTrade.
Mt.Gox recently discovered by chance in an old digital file Bitcoins 200 thousand of the missing 850 thousand as a result of a hacker attack . Tools found in the virtual wallet , which stopped using Exchange before June 2011 . Search for other coins , according to analysts TeleTrade, actively continues.
Over the past fiscal year , which ended March 31, 2013 , the Exchange with revenue of 1.33 ppm . (135 million yen ) . Meanwhile, the documents submitted to the court showed that its debt of 6.5 billion yen , exceeding assets by about 2.7 billion yen. After these events , the Cabinet of Japan acknowledged Bitcoin raw materials, rather than currency. The authorities want to prevent the participation of banks and other financial companies in similar operations .
In recent months, regulators the world looking for ways to severely restrict circulation of virtual currencies . For example, in the United States want to prevent their use for the purpose of money laundering and financing of illegal operations , but not eliminating the virtual currency as a class.