From 3AC to FTX (and possibly more to come), it’s boom times for those trading crypto bankruptcy claims. Thomas Braziel, founder and CEO of 507 Capital, gives a crash course on bankruptcy law, offering the latest updates on the FTX, Celsius, and Three Arrows Capital cases. Plus, insight on how 2023 could finally be the year Mt. Gox creditors get (some) closure.

 

Show highlights:

  • how Tom got into crypto with the Mt. Gox bankruptcy and whether “crypto distressed” is an emerging asset class
  • how buying bankruptcy claims is also a way to buy crypto assets at a discount
  • how to determine how much value creditors are owed in a crypto bankruptcy
  • what the marketplaces for buying and selling claims are like
  • whether it’s possible to tokenize bankruptcy claims
  • whether crypto tokens should be treated as property
  • what is likely to happen when Mt. Gox creditors are returned their BTC
  • the importance of Celsius’ separation of custodial assets vs. assets in interest-bearing accounts
  • the likelihood of Celsius being acquired
  • why the fact that FTX recovered $5 billion in assets is “amazing”
  • why so many stakeholders disputed the ownership of the $450 million in Robinhood shares
  • why there’s so much difference in the prices of FTX, Voyager, BlockFi and Celsius claims
  • whether the customer list of FTX should be kept private
  • what type of creditors are Gemini Earn customers

 




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Read the episode transcript here