Meet Mark Karpelès is one of the most important figures in the world of cryptocurrency exchanges, and also one of the most newsworthy.

EThe name of Mark Karpelès is widely known in the world of programming and cryptocurrencies. Karpelès is a French-born developer, PHP developer, and entrepreneur who was CEO of the famous and now defunct Mt Gox cryptocurrency exchange platform. He was also a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation board until 2014, the year in which he resigned from this position. The latter is also related to the famous hacking of the Mt Gox platform.

Karpelès was born in 1985 in Chenove, France, and is the son of Anne Karpelès, a renowned geologist. Between 1995 and 2000, Karpelès studied at the Collège Prieuré de Binson in Châtillon-sur-Marne and Prieuré De Binson in Dormans. He then spent a year at the Lycée Claude Bernard in Paris, before completing his education in 2003 at the Lycée Louis Armand in Paris.

Thereafter, Karpelès began to build his renowned career as a developer and entrepreneur.