If there is one incident which the bitcoin community is forced to revisit occasionally, then Mt Gox takes the cake. In a recent development, connected to the ongoing investigation of allegedly stolen Bitcoin deposits from the now-defunct Bitcoin exchange, the trustee of Mt Gox have gone back on his word to release the information about the bitcoin addresses that were used by the exchange.
According to a recent statement published on the platform, the trustee of the platform came to this conclusion after considering the potential harm such a move might cause. The earlier decision to make the list of Mt Gox controlled bitcoin wallets was taken with an intention of achieving further progress in the ongoing investigation.
However, the announcement made by Nobuaki Kobayashi, the Trustee appointed by the Tokyo District Court following Mt Gox’ bankruptcy filing earlier today acknowledges the previous announcement about making the bitcoin address public. It further states that the panel has identified material risks of endangering personal information and privacy of users. After consulting with the Bitcoin community on these newly identified risks, the Trustee has decided not to release the addresses as the risks are found to outweigh the benefits of