In a rare public statement, the CEO of the embattled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox said that the company has found an “old format wallet” containing approximately 200,000 bitcoins.
At present exchange rates, that sum is worth over $115 million.
In the Japanese and English-language statement (PDF) posted to the company’s website on Thursday, CEO Mark Karpeles explained that the company confirmed the discovery on March 7, 2014 and reported it to the bankruptcy court in Tokyo on March 10.
Mt. Gox has filed for both bankruptcy protection in its native Japan and in the US.