Defense: Mt. Gox-CEO was manager Silk Road




The defense of Ross Ulbricht, who is suspected underground marketplace Silk Road have managed to them, claiming that the former CEO of Mt. Gox the real Dread Pirate Roberts was. Homeland Security had previously CEO temporarily in sight.

The former CEO of Mt. Gox would Ullbricht tricked, was the claim of defense. Ullbricht’s lawyer questioned an agent of Homeland Security, who said that the CEO, Mark Karpeles, had indeed been a time prime suspect. The undercover officer was involved in Silk Road.

The study focused on him because Karpeles had a motive: he would like to increase the price of Bitcoins, using Silk Road to promote trade with the crypto currency. This would Karpeles, who had invested heavily in bitcoin, make wealthy.

Karpeles denies his Dread Pirate Roberts. Under this pseudonym operated administrator Silk Road. “The researchers have also come to this conclusion,” says Karpeles at Ars Technica, “That’s why I’m not there at the trial. The defense does everything to distract the attention of his client.” Ullbricht showed earlier in the case know Silk Road have created to have, but have not been the administrator.

Was between 2010 and 2013 Mt. Gox’s largest Bitcoin exchange. However, the service went bankrupt disappeared after a huge amount of Bitcoins. The currency was diverted via internal fraud.


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