Post-Bankruptcy: Most FTX Users to Get Their Money Back

Post-Bankruptcy: Most FTX Users to Get Their Money Back
Post-Bankruptcy: Most FTX Users to Get Their Money Back

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According to a recently filed reorganization plan in court, most account holders of the defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX are poised to recover their funds fully, with some receiving more than their initial claims.

The exchange has reportedly amassed approximately $15 billion, largely through the disposal of venture capital investments held by FTX and its affiliate, Alameda Research.

This capital will enable the payout of 118% of the claimed amounts to 98% of creditors whose claims do not exceed $50,000. All other creditors are expected to receive full compensation, corresponding to 100 cents on the dollar.

FTX's downfall in November 2022 created a significant financial void in customer accounts, amounting to billions of dollars, and significantly impacted the broader cryptocurrency market. The collapse also led to the conviction and subsequent 25-year federal prison sentence of its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, on charges of fraud.

Meanwhile, Nubank announces the crossing of 𝟭𝟬𝟬 𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 customers 🤯

There is lots more BIG FinTech, and Crypto industry news listed for you below, and I'll be back with more tomorrow!




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