Andy Pag

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Andy Pag
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Occupation Broadcast Journalist
Employer BBC News
Location Belfast, U.K.
Twitter @andybutshorter
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Andy Pag is a journalist and the founder of Mt. Gox Legal, a legal collective made up of victims of the Mt. Gox bitcoin scandal of 2014.[1][2]


Pag is a BBC reporter and public speaker. He is known for his investigative reporting in regions around the world, as well as his talks about ecological sustainability.[3][4] He is particularly known for a trip around the world he took in a bus powered by recycled vegetable oil. The trip involved passing through 25 different countries and went from 2009 to 2011.[5]

Mt. Gox Legal[edit]

Andy Pag founded Mt. Gox Legal in 2017 in order to help coordinate efforts between creditors of Mt. Gox, a bitcoin exchange that sustained a massive, sustained hacking attack between 2013 and 2014. Because of the attack, 850,000 bitcoins were stolen from Mt. Gox customers' wallets. Some of these funds were recovered, but Mt. Gox shut down as a direct result of this.

In April 2019, Pag announced that he would be stepping down from his role with Mt. Gox Legal. He said that he had "put [his] career on hold for 18 months," and that he wanted to "move on with his life."[6]


Andy Pag has a Bachelor's of Engineering from Brunel University, with a focus on systems engineering for manufacturing.[7]