The cryptor broker Voyager Digital, who had previously declared bankruptcy, reported that the auction for the purchase of his assets had won the FTX cryptoval exchange, which, through its subsidiary FTX U.S., had made the best offer.
Founded by billionaire Sam Bankman-Freed, the FTX cryptoburger eventually offered $1.4 billion in a two-week auction for Voyager assets, which includes a market value estimated at about $1.3 billion and $111 million.
An asset purchase transaction is to be approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York, which will meet on 19 October, depending on the creditors' vote, as well as the "" stated in the company's communication.
Voyager hinted at the possible transfer of his clients to the FTX U.S. wing, claiming that the stock market had ended the bankruptcy case.
This transaction means a potential opportunity to obtain compensation for Voyager clients who have little legal means of returning the money they stored on the platform before it freezes the withdrawal. In bankruptcy, clients of cryptoval platforms are treated as unsecured creditors. This means that they are not in fact entitled to the cryptoval that they have acquired and, like other creditors, will have to go to court to try to get their money back. Creditors who have collapsed in 2014 are still waiting for Mt.Gox to return the money.