Hope Emerges for MtGox Users as Verification Emails Roll Out

Users are hopeful as MtGox takes a pivotal step toward resolving its long-standing repayment saga by initiating user account verification.

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  • MtGox commences user account verification for BTC/BCH repayments.
  • Verification emails stir optimism in the long-awaited MtGox resolution.
  • The repayment process picks up pace, with detailed guidelines available.

The MtGox case has lingered as a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities in the crypto space. Once a dominant exchange, handling about 70% of Bitcoin transactions, MtGox’s 2014 collapse sent shockwaves through the industry. Fast forward to the present, and a glimmer of hope is on the horizon for those affected by its infamous hack.

Recently, MtGox initiated a crucial phase in its long-standing repayment saga. The exchange has begun the process of user account verification, a significant step towards facilitating repayments in Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

MtGox Gives Hope to Users

On Monday, January 22, several MtGox users reported receiving emails from MtGox about pending verification. The emails asked users to confirm account ownership in the exchange, a crucial step in the repayment process. 


The essence of the verification process is to authenticate the ownership of accounts specified as payment addresses for Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). This step ensures that the repayments reach the legitimate owners.

Alongside the email communication, users are directed to a comprehensive set of documents providing a roadmap to the repayment process and addressing frequently asked questions

How Much Will MtGox Users Get?

MT Gox, once the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, fell into infamy in 2014 when it declared bankruptcy following a catastrophic hack. The Tokyo-based exchange reported a loss of 850,000 Bitcoins, valued at approximately $450 million then. 


In the lengthy aftermath, users of MT Gox have been embroiled in a complicated legal battle to recover their lost assets. After years of legal proceedings, a rehabilitation plan was finally approved, offering hope to the long-awaiting creditors. In December, the exchange started reimbursing some of its creditors, focusing on small claims first. 

While the exact repayment amounts can vary based on the claim, users can expect to receive a significant portion of their lost funds. The repayment plan involves a combination of cash, Bitcoin, and Bitcoin Cash, with the distribution’s specifics tailored to the nature of each claim.

On the Flipside

  • While the verification emails have been a source of hope for many, some users report not having received the emails.
  • In December, MtGox inadvertently paid some of the creditors twice and subsequently asked for the money to be returned. 

Why This Matters

After a decade of waiting, MtGox users may finally regain some of their funds. The case also holds profound implications for the crypto industry, setting precedents for similar future cases.

Read more about the latest in the MtGox case: 
Mt. Gox Double Trouble: Creditors Report Being Paid Twice

Read more about when prosperity gospel meets crypto: 
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David Marsanic

David Marsanic is a journalist for DailyCoin who covers the intersection of crypto, traditional finance, and government. He focuses on institutionalized crypto entities like major cryptocurrency exchanges and Solana, breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand writing. David's prior experience as a business journalist at various crypto and traditional news sites has enabled him to maintain a critical approach to news while adhering to high journalistic integrity standards.