The financial markets have started to show tell-tale signs of bearishness, which is never good news for the economy and your wallet. But perhaps it’s no surprise that the industry that appears to have taken more than glancing blows is the always-volatile crypto world.  

There are presently more than 100K creditors who might want to sue Genesis and some of its subsidiary companies after several of its companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Jan. 19.  

Based on the filings in the state of New York, Genesis has already begun the corporate restructuring that will hopefully address the losses suffered by those individuals who loaned crypto assets for profit through Gemini Earn. Genesis can seek white knight funding, and they still own monetizable assets. 

Which Companies Are Affected?

Parent company Genesis Global Holdco, LLC (“GGH”) and its subsidiaries that were involved in lending the cryptocurrency assets, Genesis Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (“GAP”) and Genesis Global Capital, LLC (“GGC”) are all covered in the bankruptcy petition filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.  

Is It Wise to Sue a Bankrupt Company?

It’s fair to debate the strategy of suing a company that filed for bankruptcy. But as this wasn’t a corporate liquidation bankruptcy but a corporate restructuring, the situation is still potentially salvageable.

The creditors need to receive compensation, as they now, too, have claims generated against them by clients whose crypto assets were never registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) but were subsequently lost in Gemini Earn loans.  

There are certainly many who may ultimately have a Genesis claim to file. If the court chooses to certify a Genesis class lawsuit, there will be a window of opportunity to submit claims.  

Which Companies Got Hit the Hardest?

The bankruptcy petition states that Mirana, VanEck’s New Finance Income Fund, Cumberland, MoonAlpha Finance, and Gemini are some of the creditors that are owed the most by Genesis. You can be sure that they will take every action to assure their losses get compensated.

If you also feel that you are owed money by Genesis submit a claim.

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