Basic Policy for Preparing a Rehabilitation Plan (as of June 29, 2018)

We are currently considering the basic policy for the rehabilitation plan that  is as stated below.  The rehabilitation plan outline we have prepared is merely a proposal as of this point in time.  We would like to hear your opinions, as creditors, and revise this basic policy to prepare a rehabilitation plan which reflects creditor opinions to the fullest extent.

Your opinions are accepted by making comments on this article, sending e-mails to “mtgoxforcreditors at-mark” (please change “at-mark” to @ when you send email), )  or sending letters.  We look forward to hearing your opinions.  Please provide your name and filing number so that we can identify you as a creditor.  You can also use the comment box on the website at the bottom of this page.


[Basic Policy for the Rehabilitation Plan]

  1. The rehabilitation plan should be simple and the implementation thereof should have high certainty.
  2. No distribution will be made to shareholders.
  3. Distribution of assets to creditors will be made in kind, meaning for creditor bitcoin (BTC) claims, payment will be made in BTC and its derivatives (including but not limited BCH).
  4. First payment to creditors will be made promptly after the approval and confirmation of the rehabilitation plan (according to the standard schedule, approximately 5 months after the commencement of rehabilitation proceedings).

  5.  The full payment to the monetary creditors will be made.

  1. If there are any residual assets, or new assets are found, additional payment will be made.
  2. No sponsor will be selected in principle, except where it is apparent that such selection is advantageous to creditors.


[Concept of the Basic Policy]

  1. The rehabilitation plan should be simple and the implementation thereof should have high certainty.

In order to make the first payment as soon as possible, the rehabilitation plan should be simple.  If the rehabilitation plan is complicated, interest adjustment among interested parties will be necessary, and delay in the approval of the rehabilitation plan will be a concern.  Also, a complicated rehabilitation plan is difficult to understand, and is not friendly to many creditors.  We are of the opinion that it is important to make the rehabilitation plan as simple as possible, approve it at an early timing, and make payment to creditors as soon as possible.

In addition, in order to ensure payment to creditors, we are of the opinion that the rehabilitation plan should have content of implementation which is highly certain and which is realistic, considering rehabilitation proceedings practices in Japan.


  1. No distribution will be made to shareholders.

Mt.Gox is not capable of returning all BTC deposited by creditors. Accordingly, we consider that all assets of Mt.Gox should be distributed to creditors and not to shareholders.


  1. Payment for bitcoins (BTC) will be made in BTC and its derivatives (BCH, etc.).

We consider it appropriate to make payment to creditors who had been depositing BTC (BTC creditors) with Mt.Gox, in BTC and its derivatives (BCH, etc.), instead of cash.

This is because making payment to BTC creditors in BTC, etc. is the most simple and efficient way and transaction costs such as bank fees can be minimized (this is the very advantage of BTC). Also, if payment is to be made in cash, it will be necessary to exchange a large amount of BTC, etc. for fiat currency, which may result in decline of the price of BTC, etc.  Further, as the price of BTC, etc. fluctuates rapidly, it is difficult to determine when to sell BTC, etc.


  1. First payment to creditors will be made promptly after the approval and confirmation of the rehabilitation plan.

Creditors have been waiting for payment to be made for as long as 4 years since Mt.Gox was bankrupted. Needless to say, payment to creditors should be made as soon as possible.

We are of the opinion that most of the assets, including approximately 166,000 BTC and 168,000 of BCH and other derivatives, if any, currently held by Mt.Gox, should be paid to creditors at the time of the first payment.


     5.The full payment to the monetary creditors will be made.

In the Examiner’s report, the Examiner considers that the civil rehabilitation of MT.GOX shall commence, assuming that the following measures are taken before the decision to commence the rehabilitation proceedings (in other words, the discontinuation of the bankruptcy proceedings), that ensure the benefits of the bankruptcy creditors (especially those having monetary claims corresponding to bankruptcy claims) who filed proofs of claims in the bankruptcy proceedings of MT.GOX.

To convert from the bankruptcy proceedings to the civil rehabilitation proceedings, we believe that it is the best for us to allow the full payment to the monetary creditors in the civil rehabilitation proceedings.  The total amounts of the monetary claims are much smaller than the amounts of BTC claims, so the full payment to the monetary creditors does not have significant impact on the distribution to BTC creditors.  Therefore, the full payment to the monetary creditors can be implemented in the plan.


  1. If there are any residual assets, or new assets are found, additional payment will be made.

At the time of the first payment, existence of some claims may still be disputed; therefore, it is expected that certain assets would have to be reserved at Mt.Gox until the amount of those disputed claims is fixed. In such case, we consider that those assets so reserved should be paid to creditors as additional payment.

Conversely, we think that payment should not be reserved until all of the assets/debts are fixed. Early payment should be realized by paying most of the assets that Mt.Gox has at hand to creditors as the first payment, as soon as possible, and then paying those assets/debts that are yet to be fixed, as additional payment.

Also, with regard to additional payment, we think that a scheme should be considered to realize additional payment at an early timing, under which additional payment should be made by fixing the amounts of the non-fixed assets/debts by transferring them to third parties, instead of waiting for all of such amounts to be fixed.


  1. No sponsor will be selected in principle except where it is apparent that such selection is advantageous to creditors.

There may be an opinion that we should find a company that supports financially and commercially Mt.Gox (“sponsor”). However, Mt.Gox has already suspended its business, and it is not in a situation requiring a sponsor to supplement its creditworthiness or to continue its operations.  It is not necessarily a requirement under the rehabilitation law in Japan to appoint a sponsor, although it is common, and we are of the opinion that a rehabilitation plan can be approved by the courts and creditors without a sponsor in this case.  In addition, a certain period of time would be required to find a sponsor, and a proxy fight may occur if there is more than one sponsor candidate.  Such a situation may become an obstacle to the achievement of our purpose which we consider the most important, namely, early payment to creditors.  We do not intend to completely deny finding a sponsor; however, we are of the opinion that a sponsor should not be selected except where it is apparent that such selection is advantageous to creditors and will not be an obstacle to early payment.



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  1. 再生計画案はシンプルかつ履行確実性が高いものにする。
  2. 株主に対する分配は行わない。
  3. BTC返還請求権に係る債権に対してはBTCとその派生物(BCHを含むがこれに限らない)を分配することにより弁済する。
  4. 金銭債権者に対する一定の保護措置をとる。
  5. 債権者に対する第1回弁済は、再生計画認可決定確定後(開始決定のスケジュールどおり進めば2019年5~6月頃)、速やかに行う。
  6. 残余財産が生じた場合又は新たに財産が発見された場合に追加弁済を行う。
  7. スポンサーの選定は、債権者にとってメリットがあることが明らかな場合を除き、原則として行わない。






























A Rehabilitation Plan

  1. What is a Rehabilitation Plan?

A rehabilitation plan stipulates the amount and manner of payment to be made rehabilitation creditors, as well as the provisions and the like to amend all or part of creditors’ rights. The plan  will be effective if it is approved with the consent of a majority of creditors and finalized following the relevant court’s approval and confirmation.  To approve a rehabilitation plan, (i) 1/2 or more of the total amount represented by voting rights (requirement for the number of voting rights); and (ii) a majority of voting right holders who attended the creditors’ meeting or who voted in writing (requirement for the number of voting right holders), must be fulfilled.

Accordingly, when, how, and the amount creditors will be paid will be determined depending on the content of the rehabilitation plan, and in order to realize the content of the rehabilitation plan, creditors are required to consent to the plan.

  1. Purpose of Preparing a Rehabilitation Plan

In rehabilitation proceedings, a rehabilitation plan that reflects creditors’ opinions should be prepared and implemented. In the present case, however, there are at least 25,000 or more creditors, each of whom may have different opinions; it is therefore not realistic to completely meet the requests of all creditors; thus, the rehabilitation plan must be of the content that meets the greatest common interests of creditors.  That being said, we believe that creditors’ opinions with regard to basic matters are consistent.

As the rehabilitation plan will be primarily prepared by the bankruptcy trustee, we first intend to propose to the bankruptcy trustee a plan that is considered to be desirable for creditors. In order to certainly and promptly realize the rehabilitation plan, it must also be prepared taking into consideration laws and practices concerning rehabilitation proceedings in Japan.

Also, the bankruptcy trustee might prepare a rehabilitation plan the content of which is not acceptable for creditors. In such a case, creditors can submit a rehabilitation plan prepared on their own.  Whether the plan prepared by the bankruptcy trustee, or that prepared by creditors, will be adopted, will be determined by a majority vote of creditors at the creditors’ meeting, after the court’s examination.

The rehabilitation plan will ultimately be determined by a majority voting at the creditors’ meeting, and the right to determine it is left to creditors. We are of the stance to have the rehabilitation plan, which is to be submitted to the creditors’ meeting, reflect creditors’ opinions to the fullest extent, so that their interests will be protected.  Accordingly, creditors will not be bound by the outline of the rehabilitation plan proposed in the “Basic Policy for the Rehabilitation Plan” which will be released by us on this website; the ultimate decision is left to creditors, to be made by a voting at the creditors’ meeting.

Considering practices of rehabilitation proceedings in Japan, we will strive to submit to the creditors’ meeting a rehabilitation plan which incorporates creditor opinions to the fullest extent, and as a part of our activities, we intend to negotiate with the bankruptcy trustee.













The expected schedule of the CR proceedings

The expected schedule going forward for the Civil Rehabilitation Proceedings is as follows:
(1) Meeting for reporting the status of property and submission deadline for a report under Article 125 of the Civil Rehabilitation Act:
September 26, 2018

(2) Deadline for Filing proof of rehabilitation claims:
October 22, 2018

(3) Submission deadline for inventory of assets and balance sheets:
October 27, 2018

(4) Submission deadline for statement of approval or disapproval:
January 24, 2019

(5) Period to examine Proofs of rehabilitation claims:
From January 31, 2019, to February 7, 2019

(6) Submission deadline for proposed rehabilitation plan:
February 14, 2019


Mt.Gox の民事再生手続の進行について、今後の予定スケジュールは以下のとおりです。
① 財産状況報告集会・125条報告書の提出期限  平成30年9月26日
② 再生債権の届出期限              平成30年10月22日
③ 財産評定書の提出期限             平成30年12月27日
④ 認否書の提出期限               平成31年1月24日
⑤ 再生債権の一般調査期間            平成31年1月31日 ~同年2月7日
⑥ 再生計画案の提出期限             平成31年2月14日

Commencement of Civil Rehabilitation Proceedings of Mt.Gox

Today, on June 22, 2018, the Tokyo District Court ordered commencement of civil rehabilitation proceedings regarding Mt. Gox.   Accordingly, enormous assets, which were to be distributed to Mt. Gox’s shareholders under the bankruptcy proceedings, will be returned to creditors of Mt.Gox in civil rehabilitation proceedings.  This is the creditors’ victory.  Please see “ ” for the trustee’s website.

However, this victory has not been realized yet.  The victory will come to creditors when Mt. Gox makes payment to creditors and  creditors actually receive such payment.

To that end, a rehabilitation plan to certainly and promptly realize creditors’ rights should be prepared, approved at the creditors’ meeting, and approved by the court.

A rehabilitation plan, which provides creditors rights in the proceedings,  will be primarily prepared by the trustee; therefore, creditors’ opinions will not always be reflected to the rehabilitation plan prepared by the trustee.

We would like to reflect creditors’ opinions to the rehabilitation plan by proposing our opinions or plan to the trustee.  Under Jananese civil rehabilitation act, a creditor is entitled to submit his or her plan if  the court permits.

Therefore, we are now working to prepare for the separate article entitled, “Outline of Our Rehabilitation Plan.”   We would like to hear creditors’ opinions on the outline.  Creditors will send us e-mails to “mtgoxforcreditors at-mark” (please change “at-mark” to @ when you send email), or letters.