MtGox Confirms Police Involvement in Search for Missing Bitcoins
MtGox has confirmed for the first time that a criminal investigation is taking place around the loss of millions of pounds worth of bitcoins at the troubled exchange.
In a brief statement on its website on Wednesday, Mark Karpeles CEO said that following MtGox's application for bankruptcy protection in Japan at the end of last month, the exchange "consulted with the metropolitan police department with regard to the disappearance of bitcoins which was one of the causes for said application."
According to Reuters, MtGox has been working with the police on this for the last two days.
The announcement was not the one which many customers of MtGox had been hoping for, following a tweet from Eren Canarslan, a Turkish investment banker who said he had been in touch with Karpeles, suggesting MtGox had discovered another 670,000 bitcoins.