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Crypto lender Blockfi detailed Tuesday that the company has secured a $250 million credit facility from the FTX.Blockfi CEO Zac Prince announced on Twitter that the company will use the capital to strengthen Blockfi’s “balance sheet and platform strength.”
Blockfi Acquires $250 Million Revolving Credit Line From FTX After Crypto Lending Firms Struggle With 2022’s Market Volatility
- It was a rough year for crypto lenders as digital assets lost significant value over the past few months. One lender, Celsius, was accused of being insolvent and suspended withdrawals last week.
- In 2021, U.S. securities regulators in various states sent cease-and-desist letters to Celsius and crypto lender Blockfi; in February 2022, the SEC charged Blockfi with failing to register retail crypto lending products.
- In the second week of June, Blockfi co-founders Zac Prince and Flori Marquez announced that they were laying off “approximately 20%” of their staff due to “market conditions” that had a “negative impact” on the company.
- On June 16, Princediscussed“speculation about Brockfi’s risk management practices,” and Brockfi’s CEO emphasized that the company has alwaysimplemented “prudent and proactive risk management.”
- Prince revealed Tuesday that Blockfi has secured a $250 million line of credit from FTX. Blockfi’s CEO said, “Today, Blockfi signed a letter of intent with FTX to secure a $250 million revolving line of credit, providing access to capital that will further strengthen our balance sheet and platform strength,”.
- “The proceeds of the line of credit are intended to be contractually subordinated to all client balances of all account types (BIA, BPY &loan collateral) and will be used as needed,” Princecontinuedin his Twitter thread.
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