The founder of FTX Crypto Derivatives Exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried, has entered into a bidding war with Wave Financial, a digital-asset investment firm, to acquire the assets of cryptocurrency lender, Voyager Digital.
Recall that Ripples Nigeria had reported Voyager Digital declared bankruptcy following the crash of Terra algorithm in H1 this year, which also led to crypto lender, Celsius Network, and Hedge fund, Three Arrows Capital, to declare bankruptcy.
According to Coindesk, Bankman-Fried had bidded for Voyager Digital assets after an auction was held to enable the company raise funds to settle investors, who turned into creditors after the firm’s decision to declare bankruptcy.
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Person with knowledge of the auction was attributed to have disclosed that Sam Bankman-Fried made the highest bid, although the amount was not disclosed, however, it was stated that a new player could enter the auction, as parties involved haven’t finalised the asset sale.
The largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, Binance, was also named as one of the interested bidders a month after FTX Exchange offered what was described as a “low-ball bid” in July, which was eventually rejected before the new auction.
Bankman-Fried’s company is reportedly raising new funds to finance its bid to acquire Voyager Digital assets.
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