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Digital Currency Group successfully settles $700 million debt with Genesis



Digital Currency Group (DCG) fulfils financial commitments with a $700 million settlement on short-term loans with Genesis.

Digital Currency Group (DCG) has officially fulfilled its financial obligations by settling approximately $700 million in short-term loans with Genesis, a crypto lending platform. DCG confirmed this accomplishment in a statement released on January 6.

Digital Currency Group (DCG) is a U.S.-based conglomerate of cryptocurrency-focused companies. It was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Its mission is to incubate, acquire, and operate businesses that provide financial and professional services to financial corporations and startups. 

The company has invested in numerous crypto companies, including Coinbase, Kraken, Circle, and Chainalysis. DCG is a significant player in the digital currency market, with a diverse portfolio of investments and subsidiaries, such as Genesis Trading, Grayscale Investments, and Luno. 

The company has been one of the largest investors in the cryptocurrency space, with a valuation of $10 billion in 2021. DCG has also been involved in various industry developments and has faced challenges, including layoffs and legal disputes.

According to the CEO of DCG, Barry Silbert, the company is excited to reach this milestone after completing all short-term loans from Genesis. He noted that DCG has successfully paid off more than $1 billion of debt to its creditors within just over a year which is part of its commitment to meeting financial obligations.

The CEO further acknowledged the challenges faced by the crypto industry throughout 2023 but emphasized that DCG’s repayment efforts, including the recent $700 million settlement, were achieved despite these hurdles. This achievement follows DCG’s agreement in November 2023 to repay all outstanding loans to Genesis by April 2024.

It can be recalled that in 2022, DCG reported a loss of $1.1 billion, partly due to the impact of bitcoin and crypto asset price declines, as well as the Three Arrows Capital (TAC) default upon Genesis, its subsidiary. DCG has faced challenges, including layoffs and legal disputes, and its crypto lending arm, Genesis Global, underwent bankruptcy proceedings. 

In January 2023, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after suspending withdrawals in November 2022. The company owed over $3.5 billion to its top 50 creditors, including notable firms like Gemini and VanEck’s New Finance Income Fund. The repayment announced by the CEO is part of a broader initiative to resolve a lawsuit filed against DCG by Genesis.

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