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The infamous former CEO of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles, is trying to start over with a clean slate in life. Karpeles has revealed to the media that he’s started a new C-level position as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a firm called London Trust Media. The technology company invests in virtual private network companies and cryptocurrencies.
The Notorious Mark Karpeles Lands a C-Level Position With a Firm That Dabbles in Cryptocurrency Investments and Runs the Largest VPN Service Worldwide
Mark Karpeles is starting a new job, and he will be working with a company that’s into technology like virtual private networks (VPN) and cryptocurrencies. Karpeles has accepted a CTO position at a firm called London Trust Media (LTM), a company that owns VPN providers such as Private Internet Access, but has also injected funds into digital currency investments such as Purse.io, Zcash, Blockexplorer, and more. The former Mt Gox founder will now work remotely for the Denver-based firm who oversees the world’s largest VPN company alongside its recent cryptocurrency investments.
It seems Karpeles also lives a paranoid life, where he switches apartments in Japan every few months in fear of his safety. Karpeles also is afraid to set his bag down when being interviewed by the press in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Karpeles is still on trial for embezzlement charges and in Japan, there is a 99 percent conviction rate. The case could still see an outcome where the former cryptocurrency exchange operator finds himself in prison.
“After I came out, I felt like in a kind of dream, like I didn’t feel things were real — Even today I’m not sure yet,” Karpeles explains this week in Tokyo.
A Second Chance in This Fight’s Critical Hour
Karpeles also believes the administrators behind the Russian bitcoin exchange BTC-e and the accused Alexander Vinnik were behind a string of attacks that hit Mt Gox back in 2011. Alexander Vinnik had been arrested in Greece for being a suspect in a massive money laundering law enforcement sting, and allegedly Vinnik and BTC-e had connections with the missing Mt Gox funds. “What he did, Mt Gox is a victim of this, which means that all creditors are victims of this, and I am too a victim of this,” explains Karpeles in his recent interview. However, Vinnik has denied allegations of being tied to BTC-e, and the Russian has not yet been charged with any connections to the Mt Gox investigation.
Karpeles’ new C-level position for a firm that dabbles in cryptocurrency investments also follows his recent statements on a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) about not wanting to receive the possible billion-dollar bankruptcy settlement that he could inherit. Moreover, even though Karpeles accepted a job as the CTO at London Trust Media he recently explained he wants very little to do with the cryptocurrency industry.
“The only thing I’m touching related to cryptocurrency is how to solve this bankruptcy — Nothing more,” Karpeles states.
Bitcoin right now is, I believe, doomed.
The company London Trust Media is pleased to welcome the former Mt Gox CEO onboard as the firm’s new CTO. Andrew Lee, the co-founder, and chairman of London Trust Media explains he looks forward to helping Karpeles move forward. “I am more than willing to give a second chance to Mark in this fight’s critical hour,” Lee notes.
What do you think about Mark Karpeles working for London Trust Media and still being associated with the cryptocurrency industry? Let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments below.
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PR: After the First Blockchain Transaction in US, Real Estate Marketplace Propy Announces a New Developer ProgramApril 20, 2018 | dailybusinessnews
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California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program.
The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.
In March 2018, the San Francisco based firm completed its very first government-sanctioned use of blockchain for a public service in the US. That is, in fact, their second global achievement, after the first ever purchase of property using blockchain in Kiev, Ukraine, back in September 2017.
Propy Platform consists of three systems, two of which are powered by Ethereum smart contracts and require PRO tokens. To further develop the Decentralized Registry, Propy is announcing a Developer Program – designed to encourage blockchain developers and researchers to build efficient solutions for the real estate market, on top of Propy’s registry. The first phase of the program will be: localizations for the Title Registry, a Blockchain Property Explorer, and “Title Mining”. In a recent blog post, Propy describes how the Title Mining protocol will allow users (Title agents, lawyers, notaries, and real estate professionals) to “mine” title history — which means that they will digitize title records and store them on blockchain, a critical measure for those locations where the records are vulnerable to political regimes, corruptions, and hacking.
In the US real estate buyers lose over $ 900m annually in real estate fraud and pay more than $ 10bn for title insurance due to inefficient property data access. Propy aims to increase efficiency and security in the public sector.
“We’re ready to help US counties and other countries set up the blockchain registry for free. The developer program helps us accelerate the platform’s growth and ultimately give more governments the chance to integrate their land registry on Blockchain” expressed Propy’s CTO, Alex Voloshyn.
Participants in the Developer Program will receive multiple benefits and grants in PRO. The first whitelisted group of developers will receive a grant, that will be announced on Propy’s telegram channel: https://t.me/propy
Propy is a global real estate store with a decentralized title registry. Propy aims to solve the problems facing international real estate transactions by creating a novel unified property payment solution and asset transfer platform on blockchain.
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