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Genesis crypto brokerage files $1.2B claim vs 3AC

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It seems the crypto brokerage Genesis filed the claim against the bankrupt crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) which allegedly owes it $1.2 billion.

Genesis is not the only creditor who filed the claim. According to the sources familiar with the situation, co-founder of 3AC Zhu Su submitted $5 million claim, while Chen Kaili Kelly, the wife of another 3AC co-founder, Kyle Davies, filed a $66 million worth lawsuit.

Also, faltered crypto companies Celsius Network and Voyager Digital are among others who lent money to Three Arrows. A crypto derivatives exchange Deribit also filed an $80 million claim.

Genesis Asia-Pacific earlier has confirmed its exposition to Three Arrows. On July 9 filing in Singapore, high court revealed there was a $2.36 billion loan to the fund. Genesis CEO, Michael Moro recently tweeted about the whole situation admitting the loans to Three Arrows “had a weighted average margin requirement of over 80%." According to Moro, "once they were unable to meet the margin call requirements, we immediately sold collateral and hedged our downside”.

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Genesis reveals crypto Ponzi scheme

The company confirmed that since then, it has been collaborating with Digital Currency Group to find the optimal strategy for isolating the risk further.

“DCG has assumed certain liabilities of Genesis related to this counterparty to ensure we have the capital to operate and scale our business for the long-term,” Moro said.

He added that both the DCG and Genesis balance sheets remain stable and that there is no remaining exposure to Three Arrows Capital.

There is still a legal question here of how a co-founder could at the same time be a creditor to his own company. It all adds up to the Ponzi scheme where old investors are funded with money from the newcomers.

When looking at the filings, it was reiterated that “3AC is insolvent and should be wound up” in different words.

In an affidavit filed June 26, Charles McGarraugh, Blockchain.com’s Chief Strategy Officer, claimed that Kyle Davies wanted to borrow another 5,000 Bitcoin from Genesis, valued at approximately $125 million at the time. He said the reason for credit was “to pay a margin call to another lender.”

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Author: Teuta Franjkovic

Author: Teuta Franjkovic

A sincere writer with a strong will to share knowledge on all things blockchain, crypto, metaverse and DeFi. Starting out as a writer with Cosmopolitan, Teuta has risen through the ranks of business journalism, editing newspapers and websites within the fintech industry for over 15 years. She holds a double MA in Public Politics and Entrepreneurship.


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