Updated: New Details of Mt.Gox Case Revealed by Amateur Detectives

If we reject to use the term “speculation” in the case of Mt.Gox, then the details scraped up by hackers and hobby detectives definitely can be called so. The officially approved facts state that Mt.Gox collapsed leaving not serviced customers with lost funds. The assumptions, estimations and hypotheses provide more information that any official spokesperson.

On the 28th of February the society was shaken with the idea of a plain loss of private keys by Mark Karpeles, the CEO and owner of the service. If the presumption proves to be true, then many BTC are floating in the online environment without any opportunity of access.

Further work of hackers and IT specialists allowed determining numerous crucial mistakes that might have led to eavesdropping and unauthorized access. The person behind the nickname Nilzor listed all faults and went on to wonder about the qualification of the developers.  

The recently obtained results might become witness of an insider trade that influenced the market and was the last straw bringing Mt.Gox on the slippery path of doom.


HTCFOX and yan_bk Analysis

The hacker behind the identity HTCFOX has completed an excessive analysis that is populated by his friend yan_bk on Reddit. Further conclusions are based on the leaked database of Mt.Gox costumers and their private information.

Tibanne, the Mt.Gox parent company has registered another company in Hong Kong on the 19th May of 2011. The registration number is 1603550. At the same time a new user under the name TIBANNE_LIMITED_HK appears. The signing up was completed by the newly created company that actually has not performed any other activities.

Being noticed on the 27th August of the same year the rather new user has very high privileges and trades without fees. Till the termination of work of the exchanger the ID has traded around 2.8 million BTC and 350 million USD. First trading attempts were determined and are summed up in a document accessible on the web.  

Starting with March of 2013 the nickname was simplified till THK. Exactly from the moment Bitcoin experienced a rise in prices the user started to sell the coins for all possible fiat currencies, earning a very impressive sum.

The analysis of the chain brings the observers closer to the possibility of insider trade and losses of funds both in virtual and fiat currencies.


Witchspace Analysis

Just 16 hours ago the user under the name