Troubled Crypto Lender Hodlnaut Had $13M on FTX Before Withdrawal Freeze

Hodlnaut held bitcoin, ethereum and stablecoins on FTX before withdrawals were frozen.

AccessTimeIconNov 10, 2022 at 11:27 a.m. UTC
Updated Nov 11, 2022 at 2:34 a.m. UTC

Oliver Knight is a CoinDesk reporter based between London and Lisbon. He does not own any crypto.

Singapore-based crypto lender Hodlnaut has been dealt another blow on its path to recovery after it emerged that it held SGD 18.3 ($13.3M) million worth of crypto on FTX, the crypto exchange that halted withdrawals earlier this week.

According to a report by Hodlnaut's interim judicial managers, which was published on Oct. 28, Hodlnaut consolidated over 71% of its assets on centralized exchanges, with SGD 18.4 ($13.3M) million being held on FTX including bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH) and stablecoins.

FTX customers are currently unable to get funds out of the exchange after a liquidity crunch that stemmed from a CoinDesk report exposing the vulnerable financial situation of Alameda Research - FTX's sister company.

It is possible that Hodlnaut's managers moved funds away from FTX before operations were halted.

Hodlnaut was one of several companies that succumbed to the pressures of this year's cryptocurrency bear market, freezing withdrawals in August after reportedly losing $189.7 million in the collapse of the Terra ecosystem.

The report by Hodlnaut's managers also states that employees of the lending firm withdrew a total of $550,000 between the beginning of July and when withdrawals were halted.

CORRECTION (Nov. 11, 02:34 UTC): Updates headline, body with SGD figures instead of USD, and percentage of assets.


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Oliver Knight is a CoinDesk reporter based between London and Lisbon. He does not own any crypto.

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