Regulation agency Sullivan & Cromwell contradicted itself when it said that shuttered crypto trade FTX US is bancrupt, former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried claimed in a Jan. 17 weblog publish that was shared on Twitter.
FTX US is solvent, because it at all times as been.https://t.co/XjcyYFsoU0 pic.twitter.com/kn9Wm9wxjl
— SBF (@SBF_FTX) January 18, 2023
The legislation agency was employed by FTX Group to deal with the chapter proceedings of a number of of its subsidiaries, together with FTX Worldwide, Alameda Analysis and FTX US. Nonetheless, Bankman-Fried has said on a number of events that he believes FTX US is solvent and mustn’t have declared chapter.
In an announcement filed with the US Chapter Courtroom for the District of Delaware on Jan. 17, Sullivan and Cromwell reiterated its declare that FTX US will not be solvent, stating: “The belongings recognized as of the Petition Date are considerably lower than the mixture third-party buyer balances steered by the digital ledger for FTX US.”
In his publish, SBF denied this declare and said that the legislation agency has contradicted itself:
“Later in the identical report, S&C reveals that FTX US has a further $428m USD in financial institution accounts, on prime of the $181m of tokens — for roughly $609m of whole belongings […] thus FTX US had not less than $111m, and certain round $400m, of extra money on prime of what was required to match buyer balances.”
The previous CEO concluded from this that, “FTX US is solvent. Prospects ought to be given entry to their funds.”
SBF resigned as CEO of the crypto trade on Nov. 11, and John J. Ray III was appointed as the corporate’s alternative CEO. On Dec. 13, SBF was charged with fraud by the U.S. Securities and Change Fee in reference to FTX’s chapter. The SEC alleged that he “orchestrated a years-long fraud to hide from FTX’s traders […] the undisclosed diversion of FTX prospects’ funds to Alameda Analysis LLC, his privately-held crypto hedge fund.” Bankman-Fried has pleaded not responsible and is awaiting trial.
After being launched on bail, SBF started publishing weblog posts on substack starting on Jan. 12, however many within the crypto neighborhood have been unimpressed along with his writings.