$60 Million in USDT and MASK Token Sent from Crypto Exchange OKX to Alameda Research – What's Going On?
In a recent move, one of the leading digital asset exchange platforms, OKX, announced the transfer of substantial funds to Alameda Research.
The transfer involves around $60 million worth of USDT (Tether) and MASK tokens.
Based on the report from a crypto analytics platform, Arkham Intelligence, the transfer from OKX took place on May 9.
It occurred through a spread of 16 transactions, which include about $55.77 million worth of the USDT (Tether) coin and approximately $1.3 million worth of Mask Network.
OKX Exchange Sends $60 Million To Alameda As Agreed
The funds in question may have been part of a concerted effort aimed at compensating the clientele of FTX, the sister company of Alameda.
OKX, on March 30, announced its intent to return an estimated sum of $157 million. This sum had been held in trust for FTX and Alameda.
The cryptocurrency exchange explained that it had taken steps to freeze these funds in November as a measure of protection.
FTX, according to the same statement, made a legal move on March 30 to compel OKX to relinquish these funds.
The aim of this was to provide reimbursement to creditors, an action that OKX stated it was open to.
Efforts to Recover Funds
Subsequent to filing for bankruptcy and being taken over by a new managerial team, FTX and Alameda have been tenaciously striving to recover resources from companies to which they previously transferred cryptocurrency.
On the 23rd of March, FTX successfully negotiated a settlement with Modulo Capital, a hedge fund. This agreement allowed FTX to regain $460 million that had formerly been invested in the fund.
On the 4th of May, FTX pursued legal action to reclaim $4 billion, a sum it reportedly loaned to the now bankrupt cryptocurrency lending firm, Genesis Global.
In November, FTX Group, alongside approximately 130 of its subsidiary companies, including Alameda Research, declared bankruptcy.
This followed a liquidity crisis that plagued the cryptocurrency exchange.
Caroline Ellison, the ex-CEO of Alameda Research, has been implicated and charged with fraud.