Genesis bankruptcy filing sparks various community responses

As the crypto lender Genesis Global Trading filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York, members of the crypto community went on social media to express their thoughts on the matter. 

From believing that no one will be held accountable to labeling the entire crypto lending concept as “stupid,” community members gave their thoughts on the newest addition to the seemingly never-ending bankruptcy spree within the crypto space.

Some believe that the winners in all of these events will be bankruptcy lawyers. According to a community member who claimed to be a Voyager creditor, customer funds will be used to pay million to the lawyers and in the end, “no one will be held accountable.”

“Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss pointed out the bankruptcy is “good news” and a step toward Gemini users getting their money back. Still, a community member called out Winklevoss’ tweet and reiterated that the only victims are the users. According to the user, Gemini is “also as guilty” for not doing its due diligence on Genesis’ way of doing business before partnering with them. 

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Meanwhile, a crypto analyst created an illustration of how crypto firms were potentially connected throughout the recent bankruptcies the industry faced. According to the analyst, the Genesis bankruptcy will reveal crypto’s leverage cycle.

Seemingly sick and tired of the negativity that surrounds the space, some community members expressed their lack of trust in crypto companies. A Twitter user said that people couldn’t trust United States-based companies anymore, as they were all connected. Dogecoin (DOGE) creator Billy Markus also commented on the issue, dubbing the entire concept of crypto lending as “stupid” and calling everyone involved an “idiot.”

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