Bankrupt Crypto Exchange FTX Announces Global Settlement, Addresses Liquidation Issues In US And Bahamas

FTX Trading Ltd., a bankrupt crypto exchange, has made a significant announcement by reaching a settlement agreement. This aims to address the legal issues that have arisen from the liquidation proceedings of its subsidiary, FTX Digital Markets Ltd., in The Bahamas.

FTX Settles With Debtors

FTX and its associated debtors collectively reached a global settlement with the Joint Official Liquidators representing FTX Digital Markets Ltd., a subsidiary facing liquidation in The Bahamas. The agreement, subject to the approval of both the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, seeks quick court approvals now.

Under the terms of this Global Settlement Agreement, FTX Debtors and FTX Digital Markets will collaborate closely to pool assets and coordinate the establishment of reserves. This will ensure that customers of receive equitable distributions, irrespective of the legal proceedings in the U.S. or The Bahamas.

One of the most customer-centric approach of the settlement is the provision allowing customers to choose where their claims will be reconciled and paid, either in the Chapter 11 cases of the FTX Debtors in the U.S. or in the liquidation proceedings in The Bahamas. This choice is expected to have no significant economic impact on the claim holders.

The parties expressed that this settlement will solve the cross-border legal challenges posed by the FTX group’s collapse. The valuation of claims, particularly for digital assets, will be consistent in both jurisdictions, calculated in U.S. Dollars as of the petition dates, with no adjustments for post-petition price fluctuations.

John J. Ray III, CEO of FTX Debtors, described the settlement as a key achievement, focusing on resolving challenges and prioritizing customers’ interests while respecting all involved jurisdictions.

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