BlockFi sues FTX’s Bankman-Fried over shares in Robinhood


Newly-bankrupt crypto lending platform BlockFi has filed a lawsuit in opposition to Sam Bankman-Fried’s holding firm Emergent Constancy Applied sciences looking for his shares in Robinhood that had been pledged as collateral earlier in November.

The go well with was filed on Nov. 28 in america Chapter Court docket for the District of New Jersey simply hours after BlockFi filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the identical court docket.

As per the submitting, BlockFi is demanding Emergent turnover collateral as a part of a Nov. 9 pledge settlement that noticed Emergent conform to a fee schedule with BlockFi that it has allegedly didn’t pay.

BlockFi names the collateral as “together with sure shares of widespread inventory.”

In Could, Bankman-Fried acquired a 7.6% stake within the on-line brokerage agency Robinhood, shopping for a complete of $648 million in Robinhood shares by his Emergent funding firm.

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BlockFi is likely one of the newest corporations to file for chapter on account of the collapse of FTX crypto alternate.

The crypto agency initially previously denied {that a} majority of its property had been held on FTX earlier within the month, but in addition acknowledged “important publicity” to FTX.

In its chapter submitting, BlockFi acknowledged that it has property between $1 billion and $10 billion with liabilities in the identical vary, together with over 100,000 collectors.