LedgerX, a solvent company owned by FTX Group (which is bankrupt now), is getting ready to offer $175 million available to be used in FTX’s bankruptcy procedures, a person with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.
Bloomberg reported that the funds might be transferred by Wednesday. It will be paid for out of a $250 million fund that LedgerX set aside in an effort to get regulatory approval to clear cryptocurrency derivatives trades without mediators.
LedgerX is governed by the CFTC, which has knowledge of the intended transfer, according to a CFTC representative. However, representatives for both organizations did not respond to requests for comment.
An unexpected financial issue led to the demise of FTX Group earlier this month. According to reports, the exchange operator used user funds to support risky wagers made by Alameda Research, a subsidiary business, which ultimately led to the exchange’s collapse.
According to Bloomberg’s report, since the bankruptcy was declared, new Chief Executive Officer John J. Ray III and his team of advisers have been pouring through the company’s records to find the cash, cryptos, or other possessions they can sell to pay back their creditors.
Sam Bankman-Fried Explains FTX Collapse
The late Monday phone interview between Bankman-Fried and Axios comes while FTX is undergoing a complex bankruptcy procedure. Its creditors are unsure of “if anything, they will be able to recoup.”
When Sam Bankman-Fried last checked, he still had $100,000 in his bank account. The former CEO of FTX explained the collapse of his firm in an interview by citing both individual shortcomings and regulatory flaws.
“Bankman-Fried said regulation and proper oversight could have helped protect FTX from its collapse.” He believes that one thing that should be done is to examine the reporting and CFTC applications, both of which would have been very beneficial in this case regarding international rigor.
He made reference to the bankruptcy court accusation that he treated FTX like a personal domain and stated that there was definitely a point where he wished he hadn’t been in charge of handling conflicts of interest.
Furthermore, the former CEO of FTX stated :
I obviously deeply regret this. I’ve been focusing on volume, rather than positions for balances. I should have been more responsible, and I should have been more on top of what was going on.
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