Genesis Parent DCG Halts Dividend Payments to Conserve Liquidity After FTX Implosion

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18 January 2023, 11:00 GMT+0000
Updated by Kyle Baird
18 January 2023, 11:00 GMT+0000
In Brief
  • Digital Currency Group has said it is halting quarterly dividends to conserve funds.
  • This month, DCG also wound down its wealth management division.
  • The FTX implosion has impacted Barry Silbert's DCG.
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Digital Currency Group, the parent of ailing cryptocurrency company Genesis Global, has said it is halting quarterly dividends to conserve funds.

The company’s letter to shareholders stated that the group is committed to enhancing its balance sheet by reducing operational costs and cash management.

DCG Reeling Under Financial Stress

According to reports, the group shut down its wealth management business HQ Digital earlier this month, It became yet another victim of the FTX implosion. Since the FTX collapse, the Digital Currency Group has been employing drastic cost-cutting measures.

According to reports, the Grayscale parent laid off 30% of the employees at cryptocurrency lender Genesis and closed its headquarters. It owes more than $3 billion to creditors. DCG’s subsidiary is reportedly considering selling off assets from its sizable venture portfolio to obtain money.

BeInCrypto previously reported that Genesis is on the verge of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In a letter published on Jan. 10, CEO Barry Silbert told the shareholders, “Bad actors and repeated blow-ups have wreaked havoc on our industry, with ripple effects extending far and wide.”

Gemini Targets Genesis CEO

The letter was in response to Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss asking Genesis to address the issues of Gemini Earn. Winklevoss published a second letter targeting the Genesis CEO.

Winklevoss described a complex intertwining of transactions between DCG’s Genesis and Three Arrows Capital (3AC). He also accused DCG of accounting fraud and disseminating misinformation about the firm’s financial standing.

Meanwhile, Grayscale is locking horns with the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its ETF offering.

The bankrupt exchange recently told creditors that cyber-attacks resulted in the theft of around $415 million.


BeInCrypto has reached out to company or individual involved in the story to get an official statement about the recent developments, but it has yet to hear back.