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FTX Had Only $900M In Liquid Assets Backing $9B In Debt
FTX had only $900 million in liquid assets against $8.9 billion in liabilities on the eve of bankruptcy, the Financial Times reports.
Himanshu S.
7:08 12th Nov, 2022
Markets

Citing investment materials, the report noted that the largest easily sellable assets available to FTX were $470 million of Robinhood shares owned via an outside corporate entity belonging to CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.

Despite being formally based outside of the U.S., $5.1 billion of the liabilities FT reported were in U.S. dollar balances.

The crypto exchange's collapse into bankruptcy over the past week has captivated the financial world. Crypto assets belonging to FTX's sister trading firm Alameda Research went into on-chain motion early this morning. A wide web of assets associated with the network of firms has been drained from accounts.

Given the vast hole in FTX's balance sheet as well as the history of crypto exchange failures locking up user deposits, creditors face an uncertain future.

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