FTX debtors will assess values of crypto claims based on petition date market prices


The debtors of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX have filed the amended Chapter 11 plan of reorganization which indicates the value of customer asset claims will be retroactively set to the time when the exchange collapsed in November 2022. 

In a recent court filing in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware the debtors outlined that “customer entitlement claim” refers to any claim, regardless of type of nature, against the exchange aimed at compensating the holder based on the value as of the petition date.

On November 11, 2022, FTX and 130 affiliate companies filed for bankruptcy. However, the price of Bitcoin at the time of filing was $17,036. Meanwhile, at the time of publication, the price stands at $42,272.

Joseph Moldovan, chair of business solutions, restructuring, and governance practices at Morrison Cohen — a New York-based law firm — previously told Cointelegraph that the FTX bankruptcy is fairly complex.

“What’s most unusual about the FTX bankruptcy is that the debtors are complex entities with significant amounts of debt,” he stated.

Meanwhile, on December 7, Cointelegraph reported that the FTX 2.0 Customer Ad Hoc Committee proposed to revise the reorganization plan in order to maintain a balance among stakeholder interests. 

This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.