After Celsius halted all withdrawals, swaps, and transfers between accounts due to “extreme market conditions,” Nexo has offered to buy its rival’s assets.
The offer to buy Celsius’s assets ends on June 20.
The Nexo team indicated that it was in a strong liquidity and equity position to readily acquire any remaining assets of Celsius, mainly their collateralized loan portfolio and that yesterday, it reached out to Celsius to offer its support, but they refused.
The crypto lending firm has put together a formal Letter of Intent to acquire the remaining qualifying assets, mainly collateralized loan receivables secured by corresponding collateral assets, brand assets, and the customer database of the business.
The price of Celsius’s native Celsius token is currently down 50% to $0.20 per token, according to data from Coinmarketcap.
According to speculations on social media, Celsius has unstaked $247 million worth of Wrapped Bitcoin from AAVE and sent it to the FTX exchange. Also, large amounts of Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies have been moved while simultaneously pausing withdrawals for users.
In unusual movements, cryptos from the mail DeFi wallet of Celsius began moving liquidity to FTX at 18:00 ET on June 12, as WBTC was removed from Celsius’s main AAVE staking and lending platform. The company had earned interest on its deposits stored in its DeFi wallet.
Users claim 9,500 WBTC tokens worth $247m have been moved from Aave to the FTX exchange. The movement of liquidity has been unknown and not specified by the Celsius network.
According to users, 9,500 WBTC tokens worth $247m have been moved from AAVE to the FTX exchange. Also, 54,749 Ethereum worth $74.5m has been moved to FTX.
While demanding answers for the funds’ movement, users further claim that the Celsius board is not transparent with their dealings.
The firm, overall, has been accused of moving $320m worth of liquidity to the FTX exchange.
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