Mt. Gox’s repayment schedule delayed by two months
Creditors of Mt. Gox will have an additional two months to supply cryptocurrency trading and banking information for repayments.
In addition, creditors will have to wait an additional two months to receive the first payback instalment. Two months have been added to the schedule for Mt. Gox financial data registrations and repayments.
The due date for the first instalment of Mt. Gox’s repayments has been extended to September 30 from July 31, according to a creditor notice. Payments will commence on March 10, a date that has been pushed back two months.
In addition, the deadline for supplying cryptocurrency exchange and banking information has been extended to March 10 from January 10.
Every creditor will get a basic payment. They will also get an early lump sum payment or have the option to accept a later amount that may be different. Payments may be made in either cryptocurrencies or fiat currencies or both. This amount will be sent to the recipient’s bank account or cryptocurrency exchange.
Creditors of Mt. Gox have speculated that the change in timetable may be connected to the crypto exchange Kraken’s withdrawal from the Japanese market. Kraken was one of the exchanges creditors had to choose from in order to collect cryptocurrency payments. However, the exchange announced its intention to exit the Japanese market in January after worldwide layoffs.
Some creditors said that they had had difficulties verifying their crypto exchange data by the earlier date, perhaps owing to Kraken’s impending departure and that the revised deadline would assist them in doing so.
One creditor in the Mt. Gox creditors Telegram channel claimed to reside in Japan and to have registered Kraken as their exchange. Upon learning about Kraken’s intention to depart the country, they registered with two more exchanges in order to give alternate payment information. “I am currently waiting for both exchanges to finish my KYC, and I will likely miss the January 10th deadline,” they stated, adding, “For me, the extension was necessary, and I empathies with others who are not in my situation.”
Kraken’s departure from Japan may not affect the majority of creditors or repayments, but it may present issues for Japanese customers who seek to convert their cryptocurrency to fiat money and withdraw to a local bank account.