SOL Down 3% As FTX Bankruptcy Estate Concludes Solana Token Sales

Zinger Key Points
  • FTX creditors will receive full repayment plus interest but won't get back their crypto assets.
  • FTX announced it would distribute up to $16.3 billion to creditors, who are owed about $11 billion.

After an extensive auction process, the estate of the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX has finalized the sale of $2.6 billion worth of Solana SOL/USD tokens at significant discounts.

What Happened: Figure Markets and Pantera Capital were among the latest buyers, Bloomberg reported.

Figure acquired a block of 800,000 tokens for approximately $80 million, equating to about $102 per token—a notable discount compared to the market price of around $166 at the time.

Solana is down 3.3% on the day.

Pantera Capital also participated in the auction, although the specific price paid remains undisclosed.

Both the FTX estate and the involved firms did not immediately comment on the transactions.

The liquidation of Solana tokens has been a contentious issue in the FTX bankruptcy proceedings.

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While FTX creditors are set to receive full repayment plus interest, they will not regain their crypto assets, potentially missing out on future market gains.

Earlier in May, FTX announced that the estate would have up to $16.3 billion to distribute, while it owes approximately $11 billion to over two million customers and other creditors.

In March, Pantera Capital aimed to raise $250 million to purchase Solana tokens from FTX, subsequently winning a batch of discounted tokens in April.

What’s Next: For further insights into the evolving digital asset landscape and the implications of such developments, industry leaders and investors can attend Benzinga’s Future of Digital Assets event on Nov. 19.

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