Binance may acquire Genesis Loan Book

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Key Takeaways:

  • Reportedly, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), CEO of Binance, is considering the possibility of purchasing Genesis’ loan book.
  • According to reports, CZ has gotten in touch with people to find out about the current problems facing the digital asset financial services company.

The founder of Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, is considering buying Genesis‘ loan book. CZ is reportedly reviewing Genesis’ balance sheet and looking for more information. According to a report from Q3 2022, Genesis Trading has active loans totaling $2.8 billion.

Genesis Global Capital, which had active loans totaling $2.8 billion at the end of the third quarter, announced that it was exploring new options for its lending division, including finding a new source of liquidity. The company wants to break down its tactics for customers before November 25.

When it was revealed that FTX’s balance sheet was preposterous and presumably deceitful, Zhao’s statements on Twitter last week sparked the bank run that brought the company down. Zhao had a huge target on his back.

After struggling cryptocurrency lender Genesis on Wednesday stopped allowing customers to withdraw funds, a profound cryptocurrency market maker, B2C2, is offering assistance.

After the trading firm’s declaration, B2C2 founder Max Boonen tweeted, “B2C2Group hopes to extend an offer to buy loans from GenesisTrading’s book to help relieve the current liquidity shortfall.”

According to a source, a sum greater than $2 billion would have to be floated, and Genesis’ parent company, Digital Currency Group, is most likely to reject any endeavor by Binance. DCG, which is led by Barry Silbert and manages assets worth more than $50 billion, has made numerous investments in blockchain start-ups and seed-stage cryptocurrency businesses.

This time, Zhao might have caused enough havoc inside the cryptocurrency sector to become the sector’s de facto leader. 

As investors withdrew their capital from exchanges and stablecoins, a number of funds, service providers, lending platforms, and yield platforms with exposure to FTX started to experience liquidity problems.

Even the most important prime brokers, like the lending platform at Genesis Trading, were impacted by the fading away of liquidity. If CZ has the funds to purchase Genesis’ holdings, Binance’s stance at the pinnacle of the crypto hierarchy might even be more unchallenged.

 A greater gain will come from eliminating substantial competitors and giving CZ the ability to influence terms to rivals like Gemini and Circle that compete with Paxos‘ stablecoin BUSD, which is offered by the Binance network.

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Aadrika Sharma
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