The rehabilitation trustee of Mt. Gox, Nobuaki Kobayashi, has announced a one-year extension to the repayment deadline for the exchange’s creditors. This decision comes as the latest update in the long-standing Mt. Gox case, impacting thousands of individuals who were affected by the platform’s collapse.

Mt. Gox Extended Repayment Deadline

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Notice concerning the change of repayment deadlines. Source:

The originally set deadline for the repayment of Mt. Gox’s creditors was October 31, 2023. However, with the approval of the Tokyo District Court, Nobuaki Kobayashi has officially moved the deadline to October 31, 2024. This extension encompasses the base repayment, the early lump-sum repayment, and the intermediate repayment.

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Kobayashi’s decision to extend the deadline signifies a recognition of the complexity of the rehabilitation process and the need for additional time to ensure fair and efficient repayments to the affected creditors.

Sequential Repayments and Uncertainty

The Rehabilitation Trustee Of Mt. Gox, Nobuaki Kobayashi
The rehabilitation trustee of Mt. Gox, Nobuaki Kobayashi

Additionally, Nobuaki Kobayashi clarified that for rehabilitation creditors who have provided the required information, repayments will commence in sequence as early as the end of this year. However, it’s important to note that the schedule remains subject to change based on the circumstances, and the specific timing of repayments to each rehabilitation creditor has not yet been determined.

The Mt. Gox estate currently holds a substantial amount of assets, including approximately 142,000 Bitcoin (BTC), 143,000 Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and 69 billion Japanese yen. The handling of these assets and their equitable distribution to creditors remains a complex and evolving process.


The extension of the Mt. Gox repayment deadline to October 2024 marks a significant development in the ongoing efforts to address the aftermath of one of the cryptocurrency industry’s most notorious events. While the decision aims to provide more time for the fair distribution of assets to creditors, it also underscores the challenges and complexities involved in resolving such cases. As the rehabilitation process continues, the cryptocurrency community will closely monitor the progress and eagerly await updates on the repayment schedule.

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