Genesis Files $1.2B Claim Against Three Arrows Capital

Genesis's parent company, Digital Currency Group, has assumed Genesis' liabilities in the case.

AccessTimeIconJul 18, 2022 at 5:06 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 5:34 p.m. UTC

Crypto broker Genesis Global Trading, has filed a $1.2 billion claim against the now insolvent Three Arrows Capital, according to a 1,157-page court filing uploaded by bankruptcy trustee Teneo.

Digital Currency Group, parent of both Genesis and CoinDesk, has assumed the entire $1.2 billion claim, leaving Genesis with no outstanding liabilities tied to Three Arrows Capital.

  • The filing indicates that Genesis Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Genesis Global, sought relief from Three Arrows regarding assets of $1.14 billion, as well as pledged AVAX and NEAR tokens worth a total of $91.3 million, on June 15.
  • A list of creditor claims on the document reveals that Genesis Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. made demands for breached Three Arrows Capital loans totaling $2.36 billion.
  • The loans were partly collateralized with 17.4 million shares of the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), 446,928 shares in Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE), 2.7 million AVAX tokens and 13.9 million NEAR tokens – all of which have been liquidated by Genesis.
  • Genesis issued a margin call to Three Arrows Capital via the American Arbitration Association seeking collateral to make up the shortfall. When Three Arrows failed to provide the required collateral, Genesis sent a notice of default, stating that the entire loan balance was due.
  • Last month, sources told CoinDesk that Genesis faced losses in the "hundreds of millions" because of its exposure to Three Arrows Capital, which is also known as 3AC.
  • Three Arrows Capital filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York on July 1.

UPDATE (July 18, 19:06 UTC): Updates headline, lead paragraph and first bullet point with information about Genesis' claim against Three Arrows Capital. Also adds CoinDesk's relationship with DCG and Genesis.


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