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Crypto Lender Celsius Files for Bankruptcy After Cash Crunch

  • Firm said pausing withdrawals was ‘difficult but necessary’
  • Lender is one of many crypto firms suffering in bear market
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WATCH: Nexo founder Antoni Trenchev comments on Celsius’s bankruptcy filing.Source: Bloomberg
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Cryptocurrency lender Celsius Network Ltd. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the latest casualty of a $2 trillion crash that has wiped out some of the industry’s biggest names and exposed hundreds of thousands of individual investors to steep losses.

Celsius, which has more than 100,000 creditors, said it took the step to stabilize its business and work out a restructuring for all stakeholders. The filing was made in the Southern District of New York and listed Alameda Research, the trading firm co-founded by crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, among major creditors.