Zhu and Davies allegedly have not supplied the liquidators with “substantial cooperation,” according to the liquidators’ attorney, who claimed he was unaware of their current whereabouts.
Su Zhu and Kyle Davies, the co-founders of cryptocurrency investment business Three Arrows Capital (3AC), have been subpoenaed by liquidators with approval from a United States (U.S.) court.
Increasing Troubles for Three Arrow Capital
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn, according to a document by Law360 on July 12, issued an order on Tuesday approving the subpoenas. This order was issued after being informed by the lawyer for the liquidators that the founders’ exact location is unknown. Also, there are concerns they may be liquidating tens of millions of dollars worth of assets.
Adam Goldberg, the lawyer, claimed he was unaware of Zhu’s or Davies’ current whereabouts. He claimed they had not offered the liquidators “serious cooperation.”
By citing media claims that Zhu was selling a Singapore home valued at “tens of millions,” Goldberg stoked suspicions that 3AC may be selling assets.
The responsibility of a liquidator is to determine the value of an insolvent business or person and then sell the assets to pay off outstanding obligations. If it lacks jurisdiction over the wallets, liquidators might have problems obtaining 3AC’s digital assets.
With concerns about the location of the firm’s crypto wallets, Presiding Judge Martin Glenn noted that obtaining cryptocurrency funds from the business posed “tricky challenges.”
Which Jurisdiction would 3AC Fall Into?
According to Bloomberg, Goldberg claims that the cryptocurrency wallets are subject to American law and are now at his client’s discretion. Goldberg remarked,
“A key part of this motion is to put the world on notice that it is the liquidators that are controlling the debtor’s assets at this stage.”
Three Arrows Capital (3AC), a well-known investment company based in Singapore established in 2012, had more than $ 18 billion in assets under management as of April. However, after the crash of the LUNA token in May, it’s possible that a sizable percentage of that net worth was destroyed.
Since then, 3AC has fallen behind on loans totaling nearly $1.5 billion from cryptocurrency lenders BlockFi and Voyager Digital.
Since June 14, the two founders of 3AC, Zhu and Davies have likewise been largely radio silent, and their whereabouts have remained unknown.
On July 12, Zhu broke his week-long silence by criticizing the liquidators for playing into his hands by failing to buy Starkware tokens on a Twitter tweet.
Since June, the alleged dealings of 3AC have come to light, causing insolvencies in the British Virgin Islands and financial catastrophes on several cryptocurrency sites.
A portion of the responsibility for Voyager declaring bankruptcy and BlockFi being put in a situation where it might be acquired by FTX.US cryptocurrency exchange lies with 3AC’s loan defaults. On July 1, 3AC also submitted a Chapter 15 bankruptcy petition.