According to an attorney familiar with the matter, troubled cryptocurrency exchange FTX has “recovered $5 billion in cash and liquid cryptocurrencies.” However, the exchange is still “working to rebuild transaction history,” and the total amount of customer shortfall is “still unclear.”
Cointelegraph previously reported that FTX has $8.8 billion in total liabilities. At the time, sources said the exchange had very little in cash and liquid digital assets, amounting to an estimated $8 billion hole in its balance sheet.
Sam Bankman-Fried, the disgraced founder of FTX, has pled not guilty to all criminal charges related to the exchange’s fallout. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has formed an FTX Task Force to “trace and recover” missing customer funds and handle investigations and prosecutions related to the exchange’s collapse.
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