Mt. Gox kept exchange open despite knowledge of large-scale theft, filing suggests
Mt. Gox may have collected a large sum in trading fees in the weeks before its closure, even though it was already aware that a vast number of bitcoins had gone missing, its U.S. bankruptcy filing suggests.
A sworn declaration in the filing from Robert Karpeles, Mt. Gox ‘s CEO, reveals that the Bitcoin exchange knew in early February that its situation was far graver than it had disclosed at the time.