FTX Crypto Exchange Owes Biggest Creditors $3.1bn

Cryptocurrency exchange, FTX owes its 50 largest creditors almost $3.1 billion (£2.6bn), according to a court filing.

The embattled firm, which filed for bankruptcy in the United States last week, said it owes about $1.45 billion to its top 10 creditors, but has not named any.

According to the BBC, the collapse of the world’s second largest crypto exchange shook confidence in the already troubled cryptocurrency market.

It also led to exchange boss Sam Bankman-Fried to step down.

FTX’s previous bankruptcy filings revealed more than one million people and businesses could be owed money following its collapse.

On Saturday, FTX said it had launched a review of its global assets and was preparing for the sale or reorganisation of some businesses.

A court hearing before a US bankruptcy judge has been set for Tuesday.

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It was unclear how much people who have funds in the exchange would get back at the end of bankruptcy proceedings, though many experts have warned it may be a small fraction of what they put into the firm.

Last week, new FTX chief executive John Ray hit out at the way the failed crypto exchange was run, saying he had never “seen such a complete failure of corporate controls”.

Ray, who replaced Mr Bankman-Fried, criticised a “complete absence of trustworthy financial information”.

Bankman-Fried told the Vox news website he regretted filing for bankruptcy, saying the decision had largely taken financial matters out of his control. He also expressed disdain for financial regulators.

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