Crypto Lender BlockFi Preps for Possible Bankruptcy Filing After FTX's Woes: WSJ

The company had previously suspended withdrawals in wake of the collapse of crypto exchange FTX last week.

AccessTimeIconNov 15, 2022 at 6:22 p.m. UTC
Updated Nov 15, 2022 at 9:33 p.m. UTC

Michael Bellusci is CoinDesk's crypto reporter focused on public companies and digital asset firms.

Crypto lender BlockFi is preparing a potential bankruptcy filing because of its "significant exposure" to bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

The lender denied rumors that a majority of its assets were held at FTX, but did acknowledge on Monday that in addition to having deposits on the platform, it had an undrawn line of credit from FTX and obligations that FTX owed it.

Last week, BlockFi paused customer withdrawals in the wake of FTX's implosion that started with a CoinDesk report that raised questions about the balance sheet of trading firm Alameda Research, FTX's sister company.

BlockFi didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about the bankruptcy filing.


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