Former Mt. Gox CEO Releases ‘Commemorative’ NFT Collection
Writing on Twitter on Monday, former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpelès said that NFTs will be airdropped for free to anyone who “had a balance or filed a claim” with the bankrupt company.
You can claim your @MtGox NFT on https://t.co/uUVPsXtCYC if you were a MtGox customer between 2010 and 2014. The NFT is airdropped for free, and available no matter if you had a balance or filed a claim with the bankruptcy.— Mark Karpelès (@MagicalTux) March 28, 2022
The NFTs will reportedly serve many purposes, but perhaps most importantly they can be seen as an “OG certificate.” This proves that someone is an early bitcoin adopter who has “lived and survived one of the most covered Bitcoin-related disasters,” the official Mt. Gox NFT website said.
As other uses cases of these NFTs, the website listed access to members-only areas, access to future airdrops, and potential participation in the governance of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).
The website said that airdrops to users will follow a verification process to ensure that a user who claims an NFT was in fact a real Mt. Gox customer.
Each NFT issued will have a designated number that matches the user’s Mt. Gox account number, the website said, adding that no more NFTs will be minted than there were accounts on Mt. Gox.
Mt. Gox account numbers start from 1 for the first account, which belonged to Mt. Gox founder Jed McCaleb, and goes up to account number 1,066,097, which was the last account created on February 25, 2014.
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