Genesis strikes repayment deal with parent firm DCG to end $620M lawsuit


Bankrupt crypto lender Genesis and its parent firm, Digital Currency Group (DCG), have struck a deal that would end an ongoing lawsuit to claw again $620 million in repayments from DCG. 

In a Nov. 28 filing to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Genesis mentioned DCG agreed to pay its excellent $324.5 million in loans by April 2024, with Genesis allowed to chase up on any unpaid quantities.

The proposed deal goals to enable Genesis to end a lawsuit filed against DCG in September that sought to have the firm repay overdue loans price round $620 million. DCG has made some funds for the reason that go well with.

Highlighted excerpt of the settlement between Genesis (GGC) and DCG. Source: Kroll

Genesis mentioned the repayment deal will present it with “immediate significant and near-term benefits” and keep away from the “risk, expense, and diversion of resources that would be required by litigation.”

The deal will kind a part of Genesis’ plans to pay again collectors, who will vote on the plan earlier than it’s despatched to Judge Sean Lean for a call, who will contemplate the creditor’s votes.

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Genesis additionally sued crypto exchange Gemini on Nov. 22, searching for to recuperate almost $670 million in transfers.

Meanwhile, Genesis and Gemini are facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which claimed they offered unregistered securities. New York additionally sued the duo and DCG, alleging the trio defrauded traders.

Genesis filed for bankruptcy in January after suspending withdrawals in November 2022.

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