To understand TOKOYO you will need to take a trip down memory lane
Jed McCaleb sold the site to French developer Mark Karpeles, who was living in Japan, stating that "to really make mtgox what it has the potential to be would require more time than I have right now. So I've decided to pass the torch to someone better able to take the site to the next level."
Jed McCaleb - Mt Gox, Stellar, Ripple
It depends on the person. I think there were some people who were interested in digital cash as an interesting problem to tackle. There were academics and researchers. And there were computer hackers who did things just because they could be done—the same reason why people climb Mount Everest: because it’s there. It’s an interesting challenge. There were certainly a lot of people inside the cypherpunks who were interested in privacy—who were trying to keep financial transactions private
“This is our moment. An opportunity. More than an experiment. Will you let them fool us over and over again or will you band together stand up and join forces as one. it is time to choose sides.”
Tokoyo, founder of Yofune-Nushi