FTX and Genesis Reach Agreement: $2B Claims Settled

Juli 2023 Aus Von Ruriko

Summary of FTX and Genesis Agree to Resolve Claims in Bankruptcy Case

  • FTX and Genesis have reached an agreement in principle that will resolve their respective claims against each other.
  • The deal involves FTX withdrawing its $4 billion claim against Genesis, which is the largest unsecured creditor of FTX.
  • The agreement resolves any ongoing motions related to the claims and is subject to further documentation and court approval.

Background on FTX and Genesis

FTX is a defunct cryptocurrency exchange that has been working to collect funds for creditors under court supervision. On the other hand, Genesis is a bankrupt cryptocurrency lender owned by Digital Currency Group. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year due to the failure of Three Arrows Capital. According to court documents, Genesis owes FTX and its affiliates $226 million. The exchange previously asserted that it was owed up to $4 billion by the lender but recently decreased this amount to $2 billion.

Agreement Reached In-Principle

Legal representatives from both companies informed bankruptcy judge Sean Lane in a letter dated July 27 that they had reached an in-principle agreement. The two sides intend to document the agreement swiftly and request court approval for the settlement. As per the terms of the agreement, any claims or objections between FTX debtors and Genisis debtors would be resolved as well as any ongoing motions pertaining to such claims being rescinded.

Implications of Agreement

This development comes amid speculations that FTX may soon resume operations. Additionally, with this new agreement, it appears that FTX debtors’ claims against Genisis have been resolved despite previous estimations by Genisis indicating no such claims were entitled. This resolution should allow both businesses involved more time and energy towards recovering from their respective bankruptcies instead of focusing on litigation proceedings with one another; thus providing some relief for creditors who are waiting for repayment from either side due to their investments or debts outstanding with them.


It remains unclear when exactly court approval will be requested for this settlement between FTX and Genisis; however, it seems likely given how quickly it came together after negotiations began earlier this month. It is also uncertain whether or not creditors will benefit from these developments as only time will tell if either party lives up its commitments under this newly agreed upon plan between them regarding settling all matters in dispute currently between them in relation bankruptcy proceedings involving each business separately.