Some customers of crypto lender Celsius Network, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, have written to the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, with a hope of getting their funds back.
In letters to the bankruptcy court, many Celsius customers said they felt lied to by the company and by Alex Mashinsky, its chief executive. “Every Friday AMA (Ask me anything) on YouTube, Celsius continued to tell people they were better than a bank. Safer, with better returns. As well as tell us they had billions in liquid cash,” wrote Brian Kasper, one of the platform’s customers.
“I watched every single AMA each Friday since sign-up, and week in and week out Alex would talk about how Celsius is safer than banks because they supposedly don’t rehypothecate and use fractional reserve lending like the banks do,” Stephen Richardson wrote in a letter to the court. He described himself as a Celsius customer since 2019, with more than six figures worth of crypto on the platform.
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