The CEO of bitcoin exchange Mt Gox described what it was like to discover he had been hacked: ‘It felt like I was about to die’

Mark Karpeles, chief executive of Mt. Gox, attends a news conference at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo February 28, 2014.Reuters

  • The CEO of hacked bitcoin exchange Mt Gox said that discovering he had lost £4.5 billion worth of customer money “felt like I was about to die.”
  • Karpeles told the BBC that running the bitcoin exchange was a “daily nightmare” and a “constant race.”
  • Karpeles has been released on bail from a prison in Japan.

Mark Karpeles, the CEO of hacked bitcoin exchange Mt Gox which lost £4.5 billion of its customers’ cryptocurrency, described in a new interview what it was like to realise that his exchange had been hacked.

“I would say it’s probably very close to like when you’re falling from a building,” Karpeles told BBC Radio 4’s “File On 4” show. “Obviously, the floor [was] getting close. It felt like I was about to die.”

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