Tether chief know-how officer confirms no plans to rescue FTX

Cryptocurrency change FTX has misplaced not less than one potential rescuer because it battles to fill a reported multi-billion greenback gap in its steadiness sheet.

The chief know-how officer of stablecoin issuer Tether, Paolo Ardoino, on Nov. 10 confirmed the corporate doesn’t have “any plans to take a position or lend cash to FTX/Alameda.”

Ardoino’s feedback got here after a Nov. 10 report from Reuters instructed that FTX is now at a $9.4 billion shortfall, with FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried reaching out to a number of firms searching for money to maintain the change afloat.

In accordance with the report, Tether, crypto change OKX and enterprise capital agency Sequoia Capital are a number of the firms Bankman-Fried has approached for funds, reportedly asking for $1 billion or extra from every of the companies.

Tether’s chief know-how officer response seems in keeping with the sentiment from a Nov. 9 weblog submit from Tether which assured the group it has no publicity to Alameda or FTX.

The stablecoin issuer has additionally been reported to have frozen 46,360,701 Tether (USDT) owned by FTX in its Tron blockchain pockets on Nov. 10 to adjust to legislation enforcement.

It’s not at present understood whether or not OKX or Sequoia Capital is contemplating assist for the embattled change.

Nonetheless, Lennix Lai, director of economic markets at OKX, beforehand advised Reuters on Nov. 9 that Bankman-Fried requested for as much as $4 billion from the change to assist cowl FTX liquidity points, although didn’t affirm if the corporate would help FTX.

In the meantime, on Nov. 10, Sequoia zeroed out its almost $214 million price of investments into FTX marking them as a whole loss saying FTX’s liquidity points “created a solvency threat” however added it wouldn’t have a big influence on the corporate. 

Crypto change Kraken was additionally reportedly approached by FTX in line with two unnamed sources as reported by Axios on Nov. 10 nevertheless it was not stated if any deal was reached by the 2 events.

Cointelegraph contacted OKX, Kraken, Sequoia Capital and FTX for remark however didn’t instantly obtain a response.

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Thus far, FTX seems to solely be capable to proceed restricted withdrawals by a cope with the Tron blockchain permitting its property to be swapped 1:1 with exterior wallets. The settlement brought on Tron-based tokens to commerce at a premium of as much as 1200% on the platform as customers rushed to search out an exit from the change.