“A big part of the reason I handed it off to Mark is that the amount of effort that you need to put into security is something I didn’t want to do.” — Jed McCaleb
Interview location: San Francisco
Interview date: Wednesday 30th Jan, 2019
In February 2014 Mt. Gox suspended trading and filed for bankruptcy after approximately 850,000 Bitcoins were stolen, at the time, valued at more than $450m. At the time of its demise, it was being run by Mark Karpelès who had acquired the site from Jed McCaleb in 2011.
In this interview, I talk to Jed about the creation of Mt. Gox, the handover to Mark Karpelès and what responsibility he shares for its collapse.
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