Mark Karpeles

  • News

    The Bitcoin Bugle: By Fiat

    The guy who founded CNet has figured out how to save bitcoin from itself: Turn it into the U.S. dollar.

    / May 16, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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    The Bitcoin Bugle: Mark Karpelès Had a Dream

    And it wasn’t to transform a role-playing card exchange into the vanguard of a financial future without fiat currencies or central banks. That was incidental. Or, rather, it was a means to an end, the end being a much more prosaic, conventional business: a coffee house that would help one lonely French fat kid in […]

    / Apr 23, 2014 at 1:46 PM
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    The Bitcoin Bugle: Federal Judge Really Wants To Meet Mark Karpelès

    If the Mt. Gox founder would like to avail his company of all of the wonderful protections offered by Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, he’s going to have to spend a bitcoin or two on a ticket to Dallas.

    / Apr 2, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    The Bitcoin Bugle: China F*cking With Bit Again

    The People’s Republic is doing its part to make sure the year 2014 is the cryptocurrency’s last, upping its December bar on banks trading in bitcoins to and outright ban on banks doing any kind of business with bitcoiners at all.

    / Mar 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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    The Bitcoin Bugle: ‘Investor’ Seeks To Block Mt. Gox From Playing ‘Disappear’ Card

    On the off chance that the Magic: The Gathering Online Exchange or CEO Mark Karpelès have any assets, real or imagined, in the U.S., the guy suing them—you know, over the small problem it’s had, re: losing all of the bitcoins it was supposed to be keeping tabs on—would like those assets to stay put, […]

    / Mar 6, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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    The Bitcoin Bugle: Former Role-Playing Card Exchange Files For Bankruptcy

    Today, we learned two things about Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpelès: He owns a suit and is, in fact, still in Japan, where he made a quick trip to Tokyo District court to place his collapsed bitcoin exchange into bankruptcy, after hackers made off with half a billion dollars worth of fake money. Bitcoin exchange […]

    / Feb 28, 2014 at 3:11 PM
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    The Bitcoin Bugle: Nothing Is F*cked

    The sudden disappearance of what was once the world’s largest bitcoin exchange—and all of the bitcoins “contained” therein—is apparently not a good reason to stop speculating in fake currencies.

    / Feb 26, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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    The Bitcoin Bugle: Dark Days

    The ranks of the Bitcoin Foundation’s board are thinning at a less-than-ideal time for the fake-ish currency, as the CEO of Mt. Gox plans to spend a little more time dealing with his own exchange’s problems.

    / Feb 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM

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