Crypto lender Hodlnaut files application for creditor protection in Singapore

Troubled Crypto Lender Hodlnaut Fires 80 Percent of Its Employees to Cut Expenses

Crypto lender Hodlnot has announced that it has filed for protection against creditors in Singapore to resolve its liquidity issues. According to the announcement, Hodlnot filed an application with the Singapore High Court on August 13, days after the company placed its withdrawals from its platform under judicial management. The latest application filed by the company will temporarily protect it from any legal claims and proceedings against it by the creditors. Hodlnot also disclosed that it is currently working with lawyers not to be forced to liquidate its assets at its current low price.

“We aim to avoid forced liquidation of our assets as this is a suboptimal solution that would require us to sell our users’ cryptocurrencies such as BTC, ETH and WBTC at these currently depressed asset prices,” the announcement said. Reading,

“This pause will provide us with breathing space to focus our efforts on the recovery plan to rehabilitate the company,” the statement said.

The High Court of Singapore will appoint a judicial manager who will be an independent officer of the court to manage the firm as part of the judicial management process.

However, the firm has applied to appoint Chi Chong Tam, a former partner at Deloitte Southeast Asia and current director of Kairos Corporate Advisors, to take on the role of judicial manager. Chong Tam is also the company’s substitute for interim judicial manager while Singapore courts review the firm’s application.

Hodlnaut is expected to provide its next update on August 19 and expects its latest action to take some time to devise a recovery plan to avoid liquidating customer assets.

The Singapore-based company is the latest name in a long list of cryptocurrency companies that have faced financial issues due to the recent market downturn. Celsius, Voyager and BlockFi are other companies affected by the recent market crash.

Cryptocurrency is an unregulated digital currency, is not legal tender and is subject to market risks. The information in this article is not intended to be financial advice, trading advice or any other advice or a recommendation of any kind offered or endorsed by NDTV. NDTV shall not be liable for any loss arising out of any investment based on any alleged recommendation, forecast or any other information contained in the article.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here