What the end of the CRED/Uphold partnership meansFortunately, your crypto isn’t currently at risk of disappearing forever. This is in contrast to prior crypto lender organizations. The end of this partnership actually means a couple of things for those still doing business with CRED. For instance, Uphold users can no longer move funds into CRED from their wallets. Also, as a result, you can no longer see your CRED balance on Uphold. CRED still has an obligation to pay any redemptions due to clients into their Uphold wallet. This was according to Uphold’s email. Should there be any issues throughout this process, Uphold may likely seek injunctive relief in court.
What to expect from the CRED bankruptcyCRED stated in a press release that they have retained the services of Grant Lyon to the company’s board of directors. It adds that Lyon will be overseeing the restructuring process. Additionally, the company would secure the services of MACCO Restructuring Group to serve as a financial advisor. The advisor has the task of evaluating mergers and acquisitions, as well as other restructuring opportunities. Uphold announced on Twitter Sunday that they intend to pursue legal action on behalf of its customers, citing a “breach of contract, fraud, and related claims.” The financial services company would explain further on its website in a FAQ section specifically for this purpose. The company alludes to some balance sheet issues on CRED’s end. This may have been an emerging and ongoing issue that would evolve into a tenuous position. CoinDesk reports that CRED was making margin calls of $100 million or more on Bitcoin during the market crash in March. Requests for comment from Uphold CEO JP Thieriot and CRED CEO Dan Schatt did not receive a response as of press time.
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