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FTX handled $15 billion USD in assets, or '~10% of global volume for crypto trading', claimed SBF by@legalpdf
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FTX handled $15 billion USD in assets, or '~10% of global volume for crypto trading', claimed SBF

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FTX + SBF Chapter 11 (Bankruptcy) Court Filing by John J. Ray III, Nov 17, 2022 is part of HackerNoon’s Legal PDF Series. This is Part 2 of 20. I- THE PREPETITION DEBTORS. D. The Dotcom Silo

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FTX + SBF Chapter 11 (Bankruptcy) Court Filing by John J. Ray III, Nov 17, 2022 is part of HackerNoon’s Legal PDF Series. You can jump to any chapter in this filing here. This is part 6 of 20.

I- THE PREPETITION DEBTORS

A. The Dotcom Silo

33. The Dotcom Silo includes FTX.com, the trade name for the business conducted by the parent company in the Dotcom Silo, FTX Trading Ltd., which is organized in Antigua. FTX.com is a digital asset trading platform and exchange. It was founded by Messrs. Bankman-Fried, Wang and Singh and commenced operations in May 2019. The Dotcom Silo also holds certain marketplace licenses and registrations in certain non-U.S. jurisdictions, including the European Union and Japan. The FTX.com platform is not available to U.S. users.


34. In addition to its core digital asset exchange, the Dotcom Silo offered an off-exchange portal that enabled users to connect and request quotes for spot digital assets and trade directly. The portal enabled users to lend their digital assets to other users for spot trading and matched users wanting to borrow with those willing to lend.


35. The FTX.com platform grew quickly since its launch to become one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Mr. Bankman-Fried claimed that, by the end of 2021, around $15 billion of assets were on the platform, which according to him handled approximately 10% of global volume for crypto trading at the time. Mr. Bankman-Fried also claimed that FTX.com, as of July 2022, had “millions” of registered users. These figures have not been verified by my team.


36. The Dotcom Silo’s unaudited consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2022 is the latest balance sheet that was provided to me with respect to the Dotcom Silo. It shows total assets of $2.25 billion as of September 30, 2022. Because such balance sheet was produced while the Debtors were controlled by Mr. Bankman-Fried, I do not have confidence in it, and the information therein may not be correct as of the date stated. 37. The chart below summarizes certain information regarding the Dotcom Silo’s consolidated assets as reflected in the September 30, 2022 balance sheet:


Dotcom Silo - Assets as of September 30, 2022

(1) Amounts shown in thousands of U.S. Dollars.
(2) The balance sheet for non-Debtor FTX Digital Markets Ltd. is consolidated to Debtor FTX Trading Ltd.’s
balance sheet. The September 30, 2022 Balance Sheet of non-Debtor FTX Digital Markets Ltd. reflects an
asset position of $149,336, as follows: Cash and Cash Equivalents ($82,564), Restricted Cash ($10,000),
U.S. Dollar Denominated Stablecoins ($63), Related Party Receivables ($45,944), Prepaid Expenses and
Other Current Assets ($4,922), Property and Equipment, Net ($5,565) and Other Non-Current Assets
($278) (amounts in thousands of U.S. Dollars).
(3) Non-debtor FTX Digital Markets Ltd. has a net intercompany accounts payable of $30 million due to
entities controlled by Debtor FTX Trading Ltd.
(4) In the above table, assets shown reflect the elimination of intercompany entries within and between the
WRS Silo and Dotcom Silo.
(5) Customer custodial fund assets are comprised of fiat customer deposit balances. Balances of customer
crypto assets deposited are not presented.
(6) Loans Receivable of $250 million at FTX US consists of a loan to BlockFi Inc. of $250 million in FTT
tokens.
(7) Intangible assets (in the amount of $343 million) are not reflected above. These consist of values
attributable to customer relationships and trade names.
(8) Goodwill balance (in the amount of $359 million) is not reflected above.


38. To my knowledge, the Dotcom Silo Debtors do not have any long-term or funded debt. The Dotcom Silo Debtors may have significant liabilities to customers through the FTX.com platform. However, such liabilities are not reflected in the financial statements prepared by these companies while they were under the control of Mr. Bankman-Fried. The chart below summarizes certain information regarding the Dotcom Silo’s consolidated liabilities as reflected in the September 30, 2022 balance sheet:

Dotcom Silo - Liabilities as of September 30, 2022

(1) Amounts shown in thousands of U.S. Dollars.
(2) In the above table, liabilities shown reflect the elimination of intercompany entries within and between the
WRS Silo and Dotcom Silo.
(3) The balance sheet for non-Debtor FTX Digital Markets Ltd. is consolidated to Debtor FTX Trading Ltd.’s
balance sheet. The September 30, 2022 Balance Sheet of non-Debtor FTX Digital Markets Ltd. reflects
total liabilities in the amount of $1,278, as follows: Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses ($1,259),
Accounts Payable, Related Party ($19) (amounts in thousands of U.S. Dollars).
(4) Customer custodial fund liabilities are comprised of fiat customer deposit balances. Balances of customer
crypto assets deposited were not recorded as assets on the balance sheet and are not presented.
 


39. The Debtors in the Dotcom Silo are organized in jurisdictions around the world, with the parent company FTX Trading Ltd. organized in Antigua. The Debtors in the Dotcom Silo also own 100% of the equity interests in over a dozen non-Debtor companies.


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