Physical futures crypto exchange CoinFLEX has accused Roger Ver, a longtime Bitcoin evangelist popularly known as the “Bitcoin Jesus,” of defaulting on a $47 million loan.
Roger Ver Defaults on $47 Million CoinFLEX Loan
On Tuesday, CEO of CoinFLEX Mark Lamb announced that Roger Ver had defaulted on a $47 million loan. He alleges that Ver is the reason for the CoinFLEX’s current financial woes.
Lamb alleges that the previously disclosed “large counterparty” responsible for the exchange’s $47 million debt is none other than Bitcoin Jesus. He further added that Ver has been served a notice of default for failing to top up his margin requirements.
Last week, CoinFLEX announced that it was halting all withdrawals amid market declines and counterparty uncertainty.
Roger Ver Denies Accusations
Despite the accusations, Ver has vehemently denied defaulting on any loan involving CoinFLEX. In his rebuttal on Twitter, Ver wrote:
Recently some rumors have been— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) June 28, 2022
spreading that I have defaulted on a
debt to a counter-party. These rumors
are false. Not only do I not have a debt
to this counter-party, but this counter-
party owes me a substantial sum of
money, and I am currently seeking the
return of my funds.
In a later response to the denial, Lamb confirmed that the $47 million loan is “100% related to [Ver’s] account”. He adds that “CoinFLEX also categorically denies that we have any debts owing to him,” and that by denying the charge, Ver seeks to “deflect from his liabilities and responsibilities.”
On the Flipside
- CoinFLEX announced that it will launch a $47 million Recovery Value USD (rvUSD) Token in an attempt to solve its withdrawal woes.
Why You Should Care
Rather than settle its liquidation issues, as some other crypto firms have done, CoinFLEX is actively seeking measures to generate additional liquidity.
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