Locked Solana Tokens from FTX to Be Sold Through Auction


  • The auction approach aims to maximize estate recovery value.
  • Figure Markets creates SPV for auction participation.
  • Previous SOL sales indicate strong market interest.

FTX, a fallen crypto exchange now undergoing debt reorganization, has decided to move forward with its auctioning plans for Solana (SOL), which are currently locked in the exchange. 

Figure markets launch SPV for upcoming FTX SOL token auction

Mike Cagney, CEO of the decentralized platform Figure Markets, announced this to traders and investors to allow them to trade their currencies nonstop. The option of selling the tokens at auction to spread the price rather than a fixed price indicates a careful strategy focusing on the maximal value generation. 

Consequently, the fact that the tokens are locked up means that buyers can’t sell them before a defined future day, which leads to the appearance of hope due to the highly unstable and chaotic behavior of the cryptocurrency market.

In a surprising move, the figure market has decided to create a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to participate in the upcoming SOL discounts. These participants will be able to bid and buy tokens regardless of national origin, with the same KYC standards applying.

 Accredited investors who are US nationals will be allowed to buy tokens. This initiative’s name draws attention to the growing interest of participants, both from major players in the blockchain industry and investors ready to fight for the chance to participate. A $2.6 billion sale of the SOL tokens by FTX estate, which is considered a market sentiment booster, illustrates strong investor confidence and incentive.

Investor interest and industry speculation

The market has displayed vigorously in the sol tokens of FTX that were lost in its collapse, because of that, some investors are perceiving the potential of high returns. These tokens were part of a bigger digital assets bundle and have been remitted abroad, therefore, possessing a considerable proportion of the estate’s value. 

The fact that previous sales already caught the attention of a major partnership by Galaxy Digital and Pantera Capital, meaning big faith in Solana’s future performance, is quite apparent.

Movements in FTX’s estate concerning its assets are the most crucial parts of this scenario as they could set a trend to bankrupt entities in this digital asset space regarding management and sale of holdings. 

Market players are concerned about the results of those auctions for current acquirers and the wider consequences for cryptocurrency market stability; such an auction may also influence the idea of asset liquidity and value recovery in bankruptcy.

Through the open sale of its SOL tokens, the FTX estate moves amid the double-edged versions of market complexities and legalities, which might result in conflicting interests of its creditors and cryptocurrency markets, on one hand, and its nature that has no forecastable horizon, on the other. 

Such an approach can provide a blueprint for dealing with cases involving large amounts of digital assets. Digital assets might even constitute a large hole in the bankrupt estate.

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Emman Omwanda

Emmanuel Omwanda is a blockchain reporter who dives deep into industry news, on-chain analysis, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and more. His expertise lies in cryptocurrency markets, spanning both fundamental and technical analysis.

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