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March 03, 2014, 03:03:19 AM
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Warning: Wild speculation for your amusement.

Mark Karpeles writes this in his blog (translated by google from japanese to english):
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About me: I am French 23-year-old. I live in Paris now. I wanted to much study of Japanese, but I did nothing because it is one's own pace. Why Can you speak Japanese. . . It do not know me well.
Computer work relationship (programmer); conquering the world purpose.

That's also been cited in a numerous articles published by various media online, all citing what appears to be his blog. Check the post at the bottom of the page for the original japanese post. The whois tells domain first registered in 2006, and owner being Mark Karpeles. And there are a lot of pages (26) with posts, the first ones written in french, and the last ones in english.

The blog will most likely be removed, so backing it up is not a bad idea.

I can think of at least two persons that rose from nothing to huge domination: Adolf Hitler and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Now, any 23 year-old speaking about 'conquering the world' is nothing new. Most of those talking in such big phrases are just big ego's dreaming out loud. Now, why I think it might be relevant is because of the recent events.

If you wanted to achieve world domination, what would you do? You would amass a lot of money, or in this case bitcoins, there was also a news article citing that he in one blog post was up till 5 in the morning, reading about how he could 'morph into an alternate dimension.'

There's more information here: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304071004579407022025451070

Try google the article title 'Bitcoin's Mt. Gox: A Look at the Man in Charge' to be able to read it in full. If somebody could to a pastebin of the content it would be nice, I don't have access to it anymore from my current ip.

Also there are mentions about how he was just an ordinary man on the street,but online he was 'Magical Tux', so he preferred to be online.

Also, from his blog he has a very 'big head' and tend to think what he does is the best thing since sliced bread:
For instance: http://blog.magicaltux.net/2010/01/15/doing-the-impossible-with-apache-modules/

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I’ve been fighting with apache during the past few days to try to accomplish something that has never been done until now.

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Anyway don’t do this at home, kids!

Here's the youtube of him making apple pies. At 16:30 onwards you can see his face, he's got long hair and looks quite the happy young chap, quite different from today..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ3g6IwrZZg

Also the apple pies were the best:
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Not apple pies like the ones you’re used to eat. My apple pies are uniques.

Now.. there are hundreds if not thousands and millions of kids, teens and young adults, aven some adults(?) who thinks genuinely whatever they do is the best in the world. And how many people is it not that wants to conquer the world in one way or another? However there's very few people who consistently work hard with a cunning plan over a number of years, like Hitler did to achieve their grandiose plan. Now, I'm not comparing Hitler with Karpeles in any way other than that they might both be very driven to reach a certain goal.

Now, there's been news reports of Karpeles having an IQ of 190, which is a bit hard to believe as Einstein had 160, and Kasparov had 194.

There's also a dude on r/bitcoin commenting on that:

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He is no genius. I worked with him for 4 years, he's a quite well skilled php geek, the kind of people that think they can do everything. But he's a bit of a douche. And he's absolutely not as clever as he think he is. This 190 IQ is pure bullshit. i guarantee it.

Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1z91p8/interview_with_anne_karpeles_french/

I was thinking that if he really had an IQ of 190, he could actually be a complete criminal mastermind and had us all fooled all along. However, the most realistic thing is that he's a geek that happened to score well and just couldn't manage the business when it grew large, and in addition does fraud or less likely fucked up majorly to lose access to coldest cold storage.

WILD SPECULATION:

But now.. follow me.. If he really wanted world domination and had a very devious plan, what could follow would be this: While running MtGox, he also ran mybitcoin, that site could've probably been set up quite quickly for someone having knowledge of bitcoin and php. Running it would've not been too difficult as it wasn't as complex as a trading engine.

So shut that down and pocket half the profit (49% where later given back to customers).
Shut down service(s) x and pocket profit Huh Torwallet? Any else?
Shut down MtGox an steal all bitcoins or half (if it will be a copycat heist

Now, MT has a lot of coins, and he could launder it and get fiat currency if he wanted. He could then retire and life on a luxury resort the rest of his life with servants

OR he moves to Africa and targets a country with a low GDP, then he starts infiltrating the government with bribes, and those who cannot be bribed are 'exchanged' with loyal representatives. He ends up having full control and starts harvesting the resources of this country, and making money out of it. The he proceeds to the next country and does the same thing, and gradually he starts to gain influence in Africa, and some of the countries he control might even have to go to war against neighbouring countries to gain influence. Eventually he controls all of Africa and all the natural resources existing. Of course, china, russia and the us might intercept these plans and stop him before he's able to complete it, but then after he's finished with Africa he starts conquering the poor countries in Asia. And eventually he will have a humongous army, and lots of resources.

The Magical Tux empire continues to bounce on the blue ball and enters pakistan and afghanistan and enters the largest drug trade in the world. He makes trade deals with mexican gangs and increases his monetary resources further.

While this is happening, he's constructing enormous structures underground in North Africa, building war ships, air planes and tanks, and all sorts of weapons, laser weapons, EMP weapons and somewhere deep in Congo he has the most sophisticated drone R&D in history, developing small killer drones. These drones are the size of flies and even at the size of an mosquito. On Gox-day, legit cargo ships that's been trafficking the world oceans for a long time, approaches their final destination outside Japan, near Australia, South Africa and North Africa, Black Sea and Barents Sea.

The mosquitoes are released, designed with advanced AI written in php. They have all designated targets, political leaders and military leaders and all personell on major military bases throughout the world. All those people die from what appears to be a highly infectious and highly deadly disease, all spread by the robot mosquitoes. After the successful completion of phase I, phase II starts. All important TV-channels are taken over, either by force or by agents planted there a long time in advance. The public are given the message that the mysterious virus infection has a cure, which can only be delivered by Company X, which is a worldwide biopharma company. They've already produced all the medicine required to help at least 60% of the world population, and this medicine has been shipped in advance and stored at Company X's storage facilities all over the world. The cure is designed so that any healthy individual will not experience any symptoms until two weaks has passed. At that point it will be too late, about 60% of the world population will be goxed for the last time.

The Magical wast armies move in and take control of every continent and country, there's little to no resistance.

All TV channels around the world broadcasts a speech ending with:

See, I told you php could do everything!


The boring thruth is probably that he was just like most other men in their early 20's - having a big ego and thinking all what they do is the shit. But what's the fun in that... *s*


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March 03, 2014, 12:14:17 PM
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www.mtgox.com/setup.php like a boss  Cool

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The mosquitoes are released, designed with advanced AI written in php. ...

 Cheesy

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