Mark Karpelès, the former CEO of the defunct Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange says he will appeal his conviction on electronic data manipulation charges. Meanwhile, prosecutors on the case have announced their decision not to appeal Karpelès’ acquittal on embezzlement charges.
According to the Associated Press (AP), Karpelès’ lawyer, Nobuyasu Ogata believes his client’s actions during the Mt. Gox saga were tailored towards minimizing the risk exposure of the platform’s users.