Celsius Stablecoin Sale Plan Opposed By Texas, Vermont Securities Regulators
Texas and Vermont securities authorities are opposing crypto lender Celsius’s proposal to sell its stablecoin holdings.
Today, the Texas State Securities Board, the Texas Department of Banking, and the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation submitted an objection. Celsius wishes to liquidate its stablecoin assets in order to strengthen its finances in the midst of the ongoing bankruptcy procedures.
According to Vermont’s attorneys, Celsius might use the cash to restart possibly criminal operations. They protested on the grounds that the Celsius request does not specify how the cash would be used, creating the likelihood that the corporation may restart functioning in contravention of state law.
The complaint mentions a 40-state regulator collaboration investigation into Celsius’ actions, which include alleged unregistered conduct, fraud, and market manipulation.
The Texas authorities submitted identical arguments together, describing Celsius’ desire to sell its stablecoin as troublingly broad. According to the Texas complaint, the company failed to disclose adequate facts in its application to sell its stablecoin holdings. The filing stated:
“The Debtors fail to disclose in the Motion how much stablecoin will be sold, and how the monetization of the stablecoin ultimately benefits the bankruptcy estate and the many consumer creditors of the Debtors.”
Celsius petitioned the court for permission to sell stablecoin holdings in the middle of this month, noting that the proceeds would be roughly $23 million. It stated at the time that it owned eleven distinct types of stablecoins but did not name the tokens. A hearing on the subject is set for October 6.
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