Greece finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, resigns after Greece votes ‘No’; Mt. Gox Trustee, Nobuaki Kobayashi, extends deadline for filing claims to July 29 and more top stories for July 6.
Yanis Varoufakis Resigns after Greece Votes ‘No’
Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, has resigned on the day the world is still reacting to the Greeks rejection of austerity. Varoufakis was instrumental in the “no” campaign, which convinced 61% of Greeks that the deal creditors were offering was not good enough, and he was expected to play a major role in charting the country’s next course.
Varoufakis comments on a Monday blog post:
“I have been made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my […] ‘absence’ from its meetings. [It is] an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement. For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today.”
– Yanis Varoufakis
Mt. Gox Trustee Extends Deadline for Filing Claims to July 29
Customers who lost money to Mt Gox’s insolvency now have until 12pm on July 29 (Japan time) to file their online bankruptcy claims. This is