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Nikkei article on MtGox from July 31

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  1. http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLASDG30HHD_Q5A730C1MM8000/
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  5. ビットコイン取引所社長を立件へ システム不正操作の疑い
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  7. 仮想通貨ビットコインの取引所「マウントゴックス」で大量のビットコインが消失したとされる問題で、経営破綻した運営会社の社長(30)がシステムを不正操作し、架空口座のコイン残高を水増しした疑いがあるとして、警視庁が私電磁的記録不正作出・同供用容疑で立件する方針を固めたことが30日、捜査関係者への取材で分かった。 不正操作した疑いがあるのは取引所の運営会社MTGOX(東京・渋谷)=破産手続き中=のフランス国籍の社長。 捜査関係者によると、社長は顧客から買い注文を受けると架空口座から顧客の口座にコイン残高を移し、預かり金を流用した疑いもあり、警視庁は業務上横領容疑なども視野に捜査しているもようだ。 社長側は昨年、経営破綻時の記者会見などで、顧客口座などにあった約65万ビットコイン(30日時点のレートで約230億円)が消失し、外部からのサイバー攻撃が原因の可能性が高いと説明してきた。しかし、消えたとされるビットコインの一部は架空のものだった可能性が高いという。 マウントゴックスはビットコイン取引で一時は全世界で7割程度のシェアを占めた。昨年2月末、東京地裁に民事再生法適用を申請。東京地裁は同4月、破産手続き開始を決定した。
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  11. Bitcoin exchange CEO to be charged, suspicions of fraudulent system manipulation
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  13. In the case of the virtual currency exchange MtGox which lost a large amount of bitcoin, the Metropolitan Police Department have decided to build a case against the failed operating company's CEO on charges of fraudulently producing and using private electromagnetic records, an official connected to the investigation revealed in an interview on the 30th. The CEO is suspected of fraudulently manipulating the system and inflating the bitcoin balance of fake accounts.
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  15. The suspicions concern the French CEO of the exchange's operating company MTGOX (Tokyo/Shibuya) (currently under bankruptcy proceedings).
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  17. According to the official, as there are suspicions the CEO misappropriated deposited funds by fulfilling received bitcoin buy orders from fake accounts, the Metropolitan Police Department are also looking into pursuing charges of corporate embezzlement.
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  19. Last year, such as during the press conference announcing the collapse, the CEO had explained it was likely external cyber attacks that were responsible for the disappearance of the roughly 650,000 bitcoins (at the exchange rate of the 30th worth about 23 billion yen) that were in customer accounts and elsewhere.
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  21. However, this now means that very likely a portion of the bitcoins previously considered missing were fake.
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  23. MtGox at one time held a 70% market share among the world's bitcoin exchanges.
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  25. Last February, they applied for civil rehabilitation at the Tokyo District Court.
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  27. In April of the same year, the District Court decided to commence bankruptcy proceedings.
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