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The court has given Celsius, the well-known cryptocurrency lender, permission to distribute 94% of each user’s eligible assets. Regarding this, a 1,400-page document was submitted to the bankruptcy court in New York. The company has underlined the names of the qualified clients in this document. This document was submitted on behalf of the bankrupt company by Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
The firm owed more than $4 billion in consumer debt and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2022. The firm has been the focus of multiple inquiries over the past few months.
The majority of those hurt by the collapse of the 2022 cryptocurrency market were lending companies for cryptocurrencies. The worst victims included Celsius Network, Voyager, and Three Arrows Capital. Several rearrangement processes are now being worked on by Celsius. This might entail the debut of a brand-new token.
Furthermore, the court will also decide what will happen to the remaining 6% in due course. Celsius highlighted the same on Twitter.
Additionally, even if there are enough assets on the platform to cover any associated expenses, users must update specific customer information linked to Anti-Money Laundering [AML] and Know Your Customer [KYC] information before withdrawals may be executed.
Additionally, email notifications would be sent to the firm’s qualified clients. Around February 15, the company would email customers outlining the withdrawal process.
The firm further stated,
“Unless and until an eligible user updates his or her account with the required account updates, such eligible user will be unable to withdraw his or her distributable custody assets from the debtors’ platform.”
Celsius In Troubled Waters
The examiner in this bankruptcy case, Shoba Pillay, claims that the firm’s problems started in 2020. Providing more details, she stated in a petition,
“Celsius’ problems did not start in 2022. Rather, serious problems dated back to at least 2020, after Celsius started using customer assets to fund operational expenses and rewards.”
Note that the cryptocurrency lender didn’t decide to stop accepting withdrawals until 2022. In the end, the company declared bankruptcy in July 2022.