More troubles for Three Arrow Capital as 8Blocks accuses it of $1M misappropriation

8Blocks want firms still holding Three Arrows assets to freeze them so that their debtors can be paid back after legal proceedings.

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A Twitter thread by Danny Yuan, the head of crypto trading at 8Blocks Capital, has raised new allegations against the embattled crypto hedge fund, Three Arrows Capital(3AC).

According to Yuan, Three Arrows used $1 million of his company’s fund to answer their margin call.

Yuan revealed that his firm had an agreement with 3AC as far back as 2020 to use its trading accounts for their trades, saying the deal did not allow “(3AC to) move our funds without permission.”

The problem began this week when 8Blocks made two withdrawal requests, and only one was honored by the hedge fund.

Per Yuan, the initial thought was that maybe “they were just busy,” but attempts to reach out to the 3AC team proved futile as messages were left unanswered, and Three Arrow Capital did not take calls.

Yuan continued that his firm had learned that 3AC was not answering margin calls from several of its debtors, causing them to liquidate the hedge fund’s positions. This further exacerbated the poor market conditions.

The 8Blocks top executive wants platforms still holding some of Three Arrows’ assets to freeze them so that their debtors can be paid back after legal proceedings.

Three Arrows facing liquidation threats

One of the worst-hit crypto firms by the ongoing market capitulation is the popular fund manager, Three Arrows, which has been facing increasing scrutiny about its solvency.

According to available information, the firm’s exposure to the Terra crash, Celsius, and staked ETH (stETH) have caused it great financial harm.

There are reports that the firm has sold large amounts of stETH on Lido, despite the heavy market pressure the asset has been on recently. As of press time, the value of stETH has rebounded by 10%; however, it had shed around 39% of its value over the last seven days.

Data from PeckShield also shows that some ETH positions “supposedly” belonging to the firm have been liquidated.

Meanwhile, a Three Arrows Capital wallet with over 211,000 ETH collateral on Aave would be liquidated if the ETH value drops below $1016.

There are also indications that 3AC could be gearing up to sell all of its NFTs.

On June 15, Zhu Su, the company co-founder, said that the firm was “in the process of communicating with relevant parties” -a subtle confirmation that all was not well with the company.

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