Crypto broker Voyager Digital files for bankruptcy following the collapse of Three Arrows

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Cryptocurrency broker Voyager Digital filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday in the wake of the collapse of the major crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC). Voyager’s Chapter 11 filing comes just days after 3AC filed for bankruptcy — and about a week after 3AC defaulted on a loan provided by Voyager.

In a press release, Voyager Digital states that it has about $1.3 billion worth of crypto assets on the platform, $110 million in cash and crypto assets on hand, and the $350 million it holds in an FBO (For-Benefit-Of) account for customers. It also says 3AC still owes more than $650 million.

Voyager CEO Stephen Ehrlich blames the company’s financial struggles on “the prolonged volatility and contagion in the crypto markets” as well as 3AC’s…

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