Cryptocurrency exchange FTX may be considering restarting in the future, according to the legal team behind the debtors.
In an April 12 hearing in United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, lawyers with Sullivan & Cromwell representing FTX said the crypto firm had recovered roughly $7.3 billion in assets. A March filing from the debtors reported the four FTX company silos had roughly $4.8 billion in scheduled assets as of November 2022, with an investigation into the assets ongoing.
According to the legal team, FTX will also consider restarting its crypto exchange operations sometime in the second quarter of 2024 — suggesting a reboot as early as April. FTX CEO John Ray was reportedly mulling reviving the bankrupt exchange in a January interview.
This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.
Update (April 12 at 6:17 PM UTC): An earlier version of this article said FTX would consider rebooting in the second quarter of 2023, which was incorrect. The correct year is 2024.