MPEx Goes Private

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Your dividend payment for S.MPOE in total sum of 25000000000000 to a notional float of 500000000 has been issued on April 5, 2016, 5:02 pm. Feel free to publish this receipt to your shareholders.
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Today Mircea Popescu published MPEx's last statement as a public company and bought back publicly traded shares for the sum of 50,000 satoshis each. In the statement Mircea Popescu made it clear MPEx will continue to operate, list worthy companies, and generally remain committed to Bitcoin's success. Addressing fears that a regulatory intervention may have spurred the transition Popescu offered:

To assuage any possible concern : neither MPEx nor myself personally are currently embroiled in any sort of legal dispute with any sort of soi-dissant "regulator" in any jurisdiction. The notion that some fiat pretend-sovereign or other has anything to do with this measure is significantly less sensible than the notion that 17 Bitcoin and change is what caused the closure of Bitbet, as ridiculous as that notion may be. I have yet to meet the fiat government that's worth 17 Bitcoin and change.

The full statement is available on Trilema.

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