Genesis receives further fairness infusion of $140M following latest market occasions

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Genesis buying and selling introduced on Nov. 10 that it’s going to obtain an extra fairness infusion of $140M from its mum or dad firm, Digital Forex Group. In keeping with the corporate, this determination was made to “strengthen its stability sheet” and increase its “place as a world chief in crypto capital markets”. 

Genesis stated it additionally hopes that the fairness infusion will put its firm able to help its purchasers and “the rising demand” for its providers. That is in response to a snapshot of a letter despatched to their purchasers, as shared by Wu Blockchain on their Twitter account.

On Oct 10, Genesis buying and selling revealed that its derivatives enterprise had round $175 million worth of funds locked away in an FTX buying and selling account. Though FTX is going through a “liquidity crunch” and has not too long ago filed for bankruptcy, Genesis assured its purchasers that the tens of millions of {dollars} locked in FTX wouldn’t impression its market-making actions.

Genesis additionally reassured its purchasers that they don’t have “an ongoing lending relationship with FTX or Alameda.” In mild of recent market events which have taken a toll on all the cryptocurrency trade, many corporations are distancing themselves from the FTX fallout, together with Tether, Circle, Kraken, and Coinbase, who’ve all brazenly declared that they’re not exposed to the troubled firms.

Related: Genesis Trading reveals $175M of funds are locked in FTX

In July, Genesis Buying and selling was among the many distinguished lending corporations that had publicity to the now-liquidated Singaporean crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC). Again then, the previous CEO Michael Moro shared that the agency had managed to mitigate losses after 3AC had failed to fulfill a margin name on capital borrowed from Genesis.