Tether CTO confirms no plans to rescue FTX

Cryptocurrency trade FTX has misplaced not less than one potential rescuer because it battles to fill a reported multi-billion greenback gap in its steadiness sheet.

The CTO of stablecoin issuer Tether, Paolo Ardoino on Nov. 10 confirmed the corporate doesn’t have “any plans to take a position or lend cash to FTX/Alameda.”

Ardoino’s feedback got here after a Nov. 10 report from Reuters steered that FTX is now at a $9.4 billion shortfall, with FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried reaching out to a number of firms in search of money to maintain the trade afloat.

In keeping with the report, Tether, crypto trade OKX and enterprise capital agency Sequoia Capital are a number of the firms Bankman-Fried has approached for funds, reportedly asking for $1 billion or extra from every of the corporations.

Tether’s CTO response seems according to the sentiment from a Nov. 9 weblog submit from Tether which assured the group it has no publicity to Alameda or FTX.

The stablecoin issuer has additionally been reported to have frozen 46,360,701 USDT owned by FTX in its Tron blockchain pockets on Nov. 10 to adjust to regulation enforcement.

It isn’t presently understood whether or not OKX or Sequoia Capital is contemplating assist for the embattled trade.

Nevertheless, Lennix Lai, director of monetary markets at OKX beforehand instructed Reuters on Nov. 9 that Bankman-Fried requested for as much as $4 billion from the trade to assist cowl FTX liquidity points, although didn’t verify if the corporate would help FTX.

In the meantime, on Nov. 10, Sequoia zeroed out its almost $214 million value of investments into FTX marking them as an entire loss saying FTX’s liquidity points “created a solvency danger” however added it wouldn’t have a big influence on the corporate. 

Crypto trade Kraken was additionally reportedly approached by FTX based on two unnamed sources as reported by Axios on Nov. 10 but it surely was not stated if any deal was reached by the 2 events.

Cointelegraph contacted OKX, Kraken, Sequoia Capital, and FTX for remark however didn’t instantly obtain a response.

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To this point, FTX seems to solely have the ability to proceed restricted withdrawals via a take care of the Tron blockchain permitting its belongings to be swapped 1:1 with exterior wallets. The settlement induced Tron-based tokens to commerce at a premium of as much as 1200% on the platform as customers rush to seek out an exit from the trade.