FTX faces backlash after proposed estimation of customers’ Bitcoin at $16k

Bankrupt FTX seeks court docket approval to estimate its clients’ digital asset claims in U.S. {dollars}, based on a Dec. 27 court docket filing.

The alternate clarified that the motion was important to forestall any hindrance within the chapter continuing, including that:

“The liquidation of every individual Claim in respect of a Digital Asset is impractical and unnecessary and would unduly delay these Chapter 11 Cases.”

As such, the defunct crypto platform proposed estimating Bitcoin’s worth at $16,871, Ethereum’s value at $1,258, and Solana’s SOL at $16. The agency additionally estimated Avalanche’s AVAX at $14.19, stablecoins USDT, TUSD, and BUSD a couple of cents lower than their standard $1 peg.

The worth of many of these digital property, bar the stablecoins, has quickly elevated amid the numerous market rise of the previous 12 months. For context, BTC is buying and selling above $40,000 presently, whereas ETH’s worth has additionally exceeded $2,200. SOL can also be buying and selling at greater than $100 as of press time.

Nonetheless, FTX argued that its valuations characterize a “fair and reasonable” worth of these digital property as of the petition date—Nov. 11, 2022.

FTX collectors wish to ‘fight’ movement

In the meantime, the movement has attracted criticism from FTX collectors, who describe it as one other theft and urge individuals to object to the plan.

Sunil Kavuri, one of essentially the most outstanding collectors of the bankrupt agency, noted the movement grossly undervalues the worth of the digital property and urges clients to “fight.”

“Alameda research claims prices are up by 40%. Alameda, FTX VCs, claim buyers of unsecured non-customer claims are getting this extra value. FTX creditors must fight,” he added.

The FTX 2.0 Coalition, a gaggle of FTX collectors, suggested clients who wish to object to the movement to write a letter to the decide in cost of the chapter case.

“Anyone can send a signed letter addressed to the Delaware bankruptcy court. No lawyer needed,” the group stated.

Simon Dixon, the CEO of BnkToTheFuture, chimed in that FTX clients “should fight this hard.”

Clients who disagree with the movement have till Jan. 11 to object to the plan.

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