Latest Gemini Genesis News Reveals $282 Million Withdrawal Before Bankruptcy
- The latest Gemini Genesis News shows Gemini withdrew $282 million from Genesis to secure its Earn program.
- Genesis faced bankruptcy, leading to a freeze on customer withdrawals.
- Legal battles and SEC charges added complexity to this Gemini-Genesis news.
In a recent Gemini Genesis news reported by Bloomberg, Gemini withdrew $282 million from Genesis before bankruptcy, triggering legal disputes in the crypto world.
In a recent Gemini Genesis news, Gemini Trust Co. executed a significant move months before Genesis Global Holdco LLC faced a deposit freeze and eventual bankruptcy. Two anonymous sources have revealed that Gemini Trust Co., owned by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, withdrew approximately $282 million in cryptocurrency from Genesis in August 2022.
Gemini’s Strategic Move
Contrary to speculations, the withdrawn funds were not directed towards the Winklevoss twins. Instead, they were allocated to establish a reserve to facilitate immediate redemptions for Gemini Earn customers.
The situation was complicated as FTX’s collapse sent shockwaves through the volatile crypto market. Genesis subsequently froze customer withdrawals and, in January, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York. In response, Gemini filed a claim seeking $1.1 billion for Earn users.
Since the initial withdrawal freeze, negotiations involving Gemini, Genesis, and Digital Currency Group have been ongoing, marked by public disagreements between Barry Silbert, the founder of DCG, and the Winklevoss twins. A tentative agreement reached in February remained unresolved, leading to a lawsuit by Gemini against DCG for fraud in July.
Additionally, both Genesis and Gemini faced charges from the US Securities and Exchange Commission in January, alleging that the Earn program constituted an unregistered offer and sale of securities.
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