DCG reaches ‘agreement in principle’ with Genesis creditors, debtors

Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023

Cointelegraph By Helen Partz

Original Article

The estimated U.S. dollar equivalent recoveries could amount to 70%-90% for Genesis creditors, should the amended plan be carried out.


Join us on social networks

Digital Currency Group (DCG), a major venture capital firm in the cryptocurrency industry, has reached an agreement in principle with creditors of its crypto lending subsidiary, Genesis.

According to a court filing published on Aug. 29, the estimated United States dollar equivalent recoveries could amount to 70%-90% for unsecured creditors, should the amended plan be approved.

The amended plan could result in 65%-90% recovery on an in-kind basis, depending on the denomination of the digital asset, the filing notes.

Overview of the agreement in principle between DCG, debtors and creditors. Source: Kroll.com

“DCG is pleased to reach an agreement in principle with Genesis and the Unsecured Creditors Committee, which will provide a framework for a comprehensive resolution of the claims in the Genesis Chapter 11 Cases and a pathway to significant recovery for creditors,” the firm said in a statement to Cointelegraph. The agreement in principle will be documented and submitted to the bankruptcy court for final approval in connection with confirmation of a chapter 11 plan, the statement noted.

To satisfy its existing liabilities to debtors — including $630 million in unsecured loans due in May 2023 and $1.1 billion under an unsecured promissory note due in 2032 — DCG would also enter into the new debt facilities and the partial repayment agreement. The debts include a $328.8 million first-lien facility with a two-year maturity and a $830 million second-lien facility with a seven-year maturity.

Related: FTX seeks $175M settlement with Genesis entities to resolve dispute

DCG would also pay $275 million in installments before the plan’s effective date under the partial repayment agreement, the filing notes.

Genesis is one of many crypto lending firms affected by the massive bear market of 2022, filing for bankruptcy in January 2023. The company owed more than $3.5 billion to its top 50 creditors, including firms like Gemini and VanEck’s New Finance Income Fund.

As previously reported, Genesis suspended withdrawals in mid-November 2022, citing unprecedented market turmoil related to the collapse of the FTX crypto exchange. The company claimed that the event triggered an “abnormal” amount of withdrawals that exceeded its liquidity.

Collect this article as an NFT to preserve this moment in history and show your support for independent journalism in the crypto space.

Magazine: Recursive inscriptions — Bitcoin ‘supercomputer’ and BTC DeFi coming soon


Cointelegraph By Helen Partz

You May Also Like…

Open chat
BlockFo Chat
Hello 👋, How can we help you?
You can choose between Telegram or WhatsApp 👍
📱 When you've made your choice, we automatically transfer to the right app 🔝🔐
🖥️ Or, if you use a PC or Mac, then we'll open a new window to load your desktop app.