(Bloomberg) -- Creditors of the defunct crypto exchange Mt. Gox are getting closer to receiving reimbursements under a plan that became final and binding, bringing one of the longest-running sagas in the cryptocurrency world nearer to an end.

The timing and specific amount of the repayments haven’t been announced, according to a letter Tuesday from a Japanese trustee, who is in charge of returning the funds to creditors. Investors will have to provide their bank accounts and other information to receive repayments.

The repayments could eventually lead to the distribution of more than $8.5 billion in Bitcoin. Mt. Gox was once the world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, until it closed in early 2014 after losing the coins of thousands of customers. Some of the holdings have subsequently been found. Any payout is expected to be a fraction of the original amounts held by creditors, after taking in account the lost coins.

The trustee held a trove of 141,686 Bitcoins, as well as cash and Bitcoin Cash coins as of September 2019, according to prior documents. Tokyo-based Mt. Gox suspended all trading and went offline in February 2014 after losing about 850,000 Bitcoins valued at around $500 million at the time. The coins held by the trustee are valued at more than $8.5 billion, based on Bitcoin’s price of about $60,000.

Bitcoin’s price slipped about 5.6% on Tuesday. It reached an all-time high of $68,991 on Nov. 10.

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