Joel E. Cohen, a mathematician and biologist representing Celsius Network’s valuation advisor Stout Risius Ross, LLC, confirmed the accuracy of the fair value of certain of the debtors’ assets and liabilities as of May 31, 2023.
Following months of back and forth, most Celsius creditors recently voted in favor of a plan to see approximately $2 billion worth of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) returned to creditors.
The voting results are in! Over 95% of creditors across all eligible classes voted to accept the Plan, a testament to our collaborative efforts during Chapter 11. https://t.co/9Z5xlBhNts @CelsiusUcc @FahrenheitHldg.
Two days after attaining consensus around Celsuis’ reorganization plan, a Sept. 28 court filing confirmed the accuracy of the value of debtors’ assets and liabilities. Stout conducted the valuations of cryptocurrency assets, loans and alternative investments.
In the declaration provided at the New York bankruptcy court, Cohen explained the methodologies used in the valuation analysis, and concluded:
According to a disclosure statement filed on Aug. 17, approximately $2 billion will be redistributed among creditors and the plan will also distribute equity in a new company, temporarily dubbed “NewCo.”
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Sporting a similar situation, bankrupt cryptocurrency lending platform BlockFi’s liquidation plan got approval from the New Jersey bankruptcy court.
The repayment amount received by BlockFi’s unsecured creditors will largely depend on whether BlockFi succeeds in its legal battle against FTX and other bankrupt cryptocurrency firms.
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