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FTX digital markets initiate customer reimbursement efforts after FTX bankruptcy

TL;DR

  • FTX Digital Markets is seeking claims for reimbursement from customers and creditors after FTX’s bankruptcy.
  • A key settlement in December 2023 gave FTX Digital Markets operational control to speed up fund returns.
  • Plans to relaunch as FTX.com were dropped due to a lack of funds, focusing instead on repayment programs.

In a significant development aimed at addressing the fallout from the bankruptcy of FTX, its Bahamian subsidiary, FTX Digital Markets, has taken proactive steps towards reimbursing customers and creditors affected by the collapse. 

Following the court’s approval to liquidate FTX’s trust assets worth $873 million, FTX Digital Markets has intensified its efforts to facilitate the return of customer funds, which have been locked since the exchange’s downfall in November 2022.

Claims submission process commences

FTX Digital Markets recently issued an invitation to its customers and creditors to submit their claims through the designated claims portal. This portal is a pivotal platform for individuals to provide their primary contact details, initiating the claims process. 

Upon submission, creditors will receive an electronic link granting access to the claims portal, where they can enter their electronic claims swiftly and securely.

A pivotal moment in the journey towards customer reimbursement occurred on December 19, 2023, when FTX Digital Markets secured a landmark settlement with FTX Trading Ltd. This agreement established FTX Digital Markets as the operational lead in the Bahamas, tasked with maximizing recoveries for customers and creditors alike. 

Peter Greaves, Joint Official Liquidator, hailed this settlement as a breakthrough, facilitating collaboration in asset monetization and customer claim adjudication across jurisdictions. Greaves emphasized that this strategic approach would expedite the return of funds to millions of affected customers globally.

Repayment plans and strategic shift

In August 2023, FTX unveiled a draft creditor-repayment plan to kickstart the reimbursement process. Concurrently, the platform hinted at plans to rebrand as FTX.com, targeting international clientele. 

However, subsequent developments revealed a pivot in strategy, as FTX Digital Markets opted to prioritize repayment initiatives over relaunch efforts. Citing a lack of sufficient funds and capital to sustain the rebooting program, FTX attorney Andy Dietderich acknowledged the company’s decision to abandon its relaunch plans entirely.

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