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Mt. Gox Repayment Causes Bitcoin to Plummet in Crypto Market

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Impact of Mt. Gox Repayments on Bitcoin and Crypto Market

The cryptocurrency market took a hit on Friday as Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies, along with shares of Coinbase Global and MicroStrategy, slumped. The reason behind this downturn was the news that the trustee for the Mt. Gox bankruptcy estate had begun repaying creditors.

Mt. Gox, once the largest bitcoin exchange in the world, collapsed in 2014 following a hack that resulted in the loss of an estimated 740,000 bitcoins. The trustee, Nobuaki Kobayashi, announced that repayments in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash had been made to some rehabilitation creditors, with more to follow once certain conditions were met.

The anticipation of this news had already caused turbulence in the crypto market, but the actual announcement sent Bitcoin to its lowest level in five months. This had a ripple effect on companies like Coinbase, which reported a significant increase in revenue from customer crypto trading in the first quarter, and MicroStrategy, which disclosed owning a substantial amount of bitcoin in its financial report.

As a result, Coinbase shares were down about 5% and MicroStrategy fell more than 6% on Friday. Despite this, both companies have seen significant gains year-to-date. The impact of the Mt. Gox repayments continues to be felt across the cryptocurrency industry, highlighting the interconnected nature of the market and the ongoing challenges it faces.

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