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Celsius granted court approval to convert altcoins into Bitcoin and Ethereum Celsius granted court approval to convert altcoins into Bitcoin and Ethereum

Celsius granted court approval to convert altcoins into Bitcoin and Ethereum

The Court further ordered that Bitcoin or Ethereum were the only cryptocurrencies that could be used to pay out creditor claims.

Celsius granted court approval to convert altcoins into Bitcoin and Ethereum

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Bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network has been authorized by the bankruptcy court to sell all of its altcoins for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), effective tomorrow, July 1, as stated in a June 30 court filing.

“[Celsius] may sell or convert any non-BTC and non-ETH cryptocurrency, crypto tokens, or other cryptocurrency assets other than such tokens that are associated with Withhold or Custody accounts (collectively, the โ€œAltcoinsโ€) to BTC or ETH commencing on or after July 1, 2023.”

The bankrupt crypto firm revealed that it held discussions with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) due to the recent regulatory actions that classified several digital assets, including MATIC, SOL, ADA, and more, as securities.

Following these discussions, Judge Martin Gleen approved Celsius to “use commercially reasonable efforts to maximize the value of the Altcoins to be sold or converted to BTC or ETH.”

The Court also ordered the bankrupt firm to submit a monthly “Budget and Coin Report” showing the number of Altcoins converted to BTC and ETH, adding that Celsius can only distribute cryptocurrencies to creditors in the top two cryptocurrencies alone.

Data from Arkham Intelligence showed that Celsius holds a substantial amount of “altcoins” worth $187.04 million, including assets such as BNB, Celsius, MATIC, FTT, AVAX, and others.

Celsius Crypto Holdings
Source: Arkham Intelligence

Meanwhile, the lender also holds $409.03 million worth of BTC and ETH.

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