During a status conference in Mt. Gox’s U.S. Bankruptcy case this week, the exchange’s Japanese trustee advised the bankruptcy judge that he was in the process of reviewing the final offers to purchase the exchange and currently plans to announce a decision during November. He told the judge that the guiding principles he is using to evaluate the bids include that an expectation that the buyer will cooperate (a) in the investigation of the lost bitcoin, (b) in establishing a system for filing claims and (c) in making distributions to creditors. At this point, no decision has been made regarding whether distributions to creditors and depositors would be in bitcoin or fiat currency.