#AceFinanceNews – TOKYO – April 16 – The Tokyo District Court decided Wednesday that Mt. Gox – the trading platform and storehouse for the bitcoin virtual currency – would not be able to resurrect itself under a business rehabilitation process submitted in February.
Many of its creditors are unlikely to get their money back and an administrator will try to sell the company’s assets.
The CEO of Mt. Gox, Mark Karpeles, said in February that 850,000 bitcoins, worth several million dollars, were unaccounted for and blamed a weakness in the exchange systems. Mt. Gox then found 200,000 bitcoins, stating that only 650,000 had been lost.
The exact amount that is still missing is under investigation, with Mt. Gox suggesting they may have been stolen.
#AceFinanceNews – KIEV – April 16 – The troops from the disbanded Berkut special police force who were injured in the line of duty during the Maidan riots in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, will receive financial assistance of 200,000 roubles (around $5,500), Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev announced.
#AceFinanceNews – UNITED NATIONS – April 16 – The UN and aid groups are seeking $272 million to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic, AP reported.
The funds would be used to meet the needs of some 360,000 people who have sought refuge from sectarian violence since December. The aid appeal being launched Wednesday is backed by the UN refugee agency and 14 other humanitarian organizations.
Last week, the UN Security Council authorized a nearly 12,000-strong peacekeeping force to bolster French and African Union troops in the country.
#AceFinanceNews – KIEV – April 16 – Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv has declared that earlier reports alleging that one of the Russian banks was financing supporters of the establishment of a federal system in Ukraine have not been confirmed, the bank chairman declared before a session of the Ukrainian Rada opened on Wednesday.
‘”The reports have not been confirmed,” local media agencies quoted him as saying.
On Tuesday, Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) opened a criminal case against an employee of one of the Russian banks. SBU press service claimed that the Russian bank had been financing supporters of the establishment of a federal system in the east of Ukraine.
However, the exact name of the Russian bank, which aroused suspicion in Ukraine, was not disclosed.