Below is the first part of an article by Tom Hals from Reuters.com. It reads…
(Reuters) – One of Japan’s largest lenders, Mizuho Bank Ltd, has became ensnared in the U.S. legal fallout from the collapse Mt. Gox, the leading bitcoin exchange that lost more than $400 million of customers’ digital currency.
The Japanese bank was added as a defendant on Friday to an existing lawsuit against Mt. Gox for allegedly aiding in a fraud by providing banking services to the exchange.
Mizuho held non-bitcoin currency on behalf of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox and its customers, according to the amended complaint by Gregory Greene, an Illinois resident who has said he lost $25,000 when Mt. Gox shut down last month.
Mt. Gox said in February it may have lost 750,000 of its customers’ bitcoins in a hacking attack and filed for bankruptcy in Tokyo. Customers have suspected a massive fraud.
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