The former head of crypto exchange Mt. Gox, Mark Karpeles, has repeated his point of view that he is not guilty in the final argument for his trial, according to NHK. The prosecution is asking for a 10-year prison sentence.
As NHK states, during the final hearings, Karpeles has denied having stolen the funds several times. The final decision
Previously, one of the world’s largest bitcoin (BTC) exchange, which was based in Japan, Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy in 2014 after thousands of bitcoins belonging to customers were found to be missing.
Karpeles, who had been running the exchange since 2011, was arrested by Japanese police in 2015 and spent time in jail.
The final ruling for Karpeles’ trial is set on March 15, 2019.
Earlier, Karpeles said he was no longer a bitcoin believer and added claimed he didn't want the billions of dollars he might stand to gain as a result of the company’s bankruptcy.