- Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss has issued a “best and final offer” to Digital Currency Group’s CEO Barry Silbert regarding the ongoing Genesis dispute.
- Winklevoss reiterated his accusation that Silbert and DCG have not fulfilled a $1.2 billion debt owed to Gemini’s Earn program
The legal saga between Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, and Digital Currency Group (DCG), a prominent investment firm, has reached a pivotal moment. In a stunning move, Gemini has made a final offer, demanding a substantial $1.5 billion from DCG.
In the strongly-worded letter dated July 4, Winklevoss accused DCG of engaging in fraudulent behavior and creating a culture of lies and deceit that adversely affected Gemini’s 232,000 Earn users.
Winklevoss shared a piece of writing titled “Best and Final Offer – July 3, 2023,” which details a plan for $1.465 billion in payments and loans in dollars, bitcoin, and ether. According to the letter, the deadline for reaching an agreement is 4 p.m. on July 6.
According to Winklevoss, DCG, through Genesis, still owes 230,000 Gemini Earn debtors. Genesis initially owed $3.5 billion to its top 50 creditors alone, with sources stating the company had between $1 billion and $10 billion in assets and liabilities at the time of its Chapter 11 filing.
Winklevoss further alleged that Silbert deliberately prolonged the resolution process by abusing the mediation process, granting DCG an indefinite forbearance on the $630 million owed to Genesis without any cost.
The letter suggests that DCG has taken advantage of the mediation process, allowing them to avoid paying their outstanding debt to Genesis. This alleged abuse has led to significant financial implications and uncertainty for both Gemini and its Earn program users.
The “best and final offer” comes shortly after Gemini’s Winklevoss Twins accused SEC of Driving Investors Into “Toxic” Crypto Products. The timing of both the high-stakes developments has captured the attention of the crypto community and beyond.
The open letter further alleged that Silbert engaged in deceptive tactics by feigning negotiations to deceive creditors and extend the litigation of the promissory note’s validity in court for an extended period.
Additionally, the final offer made by Winklevoss includes compensation for customers of Gemini’s Earn program, a high-yield investment service that relied on Genesis as a major lending partner until withdrawals were suspended in November 2022.