Bankrupt crypto lender Celsius’ cofounder and chief strategy officer S. Daniel Leon has resigned, a week after the company’s CEO Alex Mashinsky stepped down, according to an internal company memo viewed by CNBC.
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- The company’s previous global tax director, Lior Koren, is taking over and will operate out of Israel, the internal memo said, according to CNBC.
- Celsius has not responded to Forkast’s request for comment.
- In June, Celsius stopped withdrawals, swaps and transfers citing “extreme market conditions,” and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy shortly after the freeze, with a $1.2 billion deficit on its balance sheet.
- Simon Dixon, the founder of the crypto investment platform BankToTheFuture, predicted that Celsius may face being bid by major capitals in the future when the remaining tokens cannot be sold.
- In September, Celsius applied to a bankruptcy court for a motion to sell stablecoins to pay off debt but was opposed by a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) trustee, according to crypto media outlet Cointelegraph.
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