Voyager Digital reportedly had deep ties with SBF-owned Alameda Research

Voyager Digital reportedly had deep ties with SBF-owned Alameda Research

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Voyager Digital, the crypto lending agency that went bust because of the crypto contagion initiated by Three Arrow Capital’s (3AC) insolvency is at present preventing its chapter court docket battle. The court docket proceedings and monetary paperwork have proven a deep relation between the crypto lending agency and Sam Bankman Fried-owned Alameda Research.

Alameda is a quantitative buying and selling agency that was additionally considered one of many debtors from Voyager and reportedly owed $370 million. Nonetheless, inside weeks of 3AC’s downfall, Alameda moved from a borrower to a lender and provided a $500 million bailout in late June.

SBF took to Twitter to provide insights on the bailout deal that ultimately turned the purpose of battle for Voyager. The troubled lender’s authorized workforce claimed that the CEO was attempting to create leverage for the commerce.

Authorized paperwork and monetary papers level towards the ties between the 2 firms as early as September 2021. The identical paperwork additionally point out that Alameda borrowed rather more initially than the present quantity of $370M. Voyager’s monetary books point out that it lent out $1.6 billion in crypto loans to an entity primarily based within the British Virgin Islands, the identical place the place Alameda is registered.

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The authorized paperwork that confirm Voyager’s mortgage to 3AC additionally present a “Counterparty A” registered within the British Virgin Islands, owing them $376.784 million. In its chapter presentation, Voyager has proven Alameda owes them $377 million.

Alameda was additionally the most important stakeholder in Voyager, with an 11.56% stake within the firm acquired by way of two investments for a mixed complete of $110 million. When it accomplished the $500 million bailout, its funding was value $17 million. Earlier this 12 months, Alameda surrendered 4.5 million shares to keep away from reporting necessities, bringing its fairness right down to 9.49%.

Voyager CEO Stephen Ehrlich stated that after the chapter court docket proceedings, many crypto holders on the platform can be probably eligible to get again a few of their property together with widespread shares within the reorganized Voyager, Voyager tokens, and proceeds from the now-defunct mortgage to 3AC.

The crypto contagion started with the now-defunct Terra stablecoin known as TerraUSD (UST), which ultimately led to the downfall of the $40 billion ecosystem. Many crypto hedge funds and lending corporations uncovered to Terra misplaced thousands and thousands of {dollars}, which later led to the insolvency of 3AC, adopted by the downfall of crypto leaders corresponding to Celsius, BlockFi, Hodlnaut and Voyager.