The rehabilitation plan for the defunct digital currency exchange Mt. Gox is now final and binding, the exchange trustee has announced. The plan was approved by a majority of creditors and will bring the long process of compensating creditors of the exchange to a close. Nobuaki Kobayashi, the rehabilitation trustee, filed the plan at the Tokyo District Court in February 2021. As CoinGeek\u00a0reported, a large majority of the creditors in October approved it. Around the same time, the Tokyo court made a confirmation order of the plan.\u00a0 As Kobayashi\u00a0revealed\u00a0in a letter to former Mt. Gox users, on November 16, this rehabilitation plan is now final and binding. \u201cThe Rehabilitation Trustee would like to express sincere gratitude to all involved parties for their understanding and support, which led to the Rehabilitation Plan becoming final and binding,\u201d he added. Kobayashi will begin to make repayments to the creditors who hold allowed claims in accordance with the plan. He pledged to make an announcement on the timing, procedures, and amount of these payments in the near future. The creditors must register their bank account information on the exchange\u2019s online filing system to receive the payments.\u00a0 Mt. Gox was once the world\u2019s largest exchange before it lost 850,000 BTC in early 2014 and consequently shut down. At the time, the stash was valued at about $500 million. Around 141,000 BTC has been recovered since then and will be distributed to the creditors. While this is less than a fifth of the BTC that was lost, it\u2019s worth 17 times more at $8.5 billion as the digital currency has spiked in value since 2014. https:\/\/twitter.com\/BitGeck0\/status\/1460665674859261955 However, even as repayment seems to be edging closer, some claimants express skepticism over the process. According to\u00a0one, the trustee has been informing the victims of any developments first before making them public. However, when the supposed payments started edging closer, the trustee has stopped communicating with the victims. Follow\u00a0CoinGeek\u2019s Crypto Crime Cartel\u00a0series, which delves into the stream of groups\u2014a from\u00a0BitMEX\u00a0to\u00a0Binance,\u00a0Bitcoin.com,\u00a0Blockstream,\u00a0ShapeShift,\u00a0Coinbase,\u00a0Ripple\u00a0and Ethereum\u2014who have co-opted the digital asset revolution and turned the industry into a minefield for na\u00efve (and even experienced) players in the market.