Digital Currency Group Suspends Dividend Amid Regulatory Trouble With Subsidiary Origin

A report was published to Congress in which an article by reporter Ian Allison was published and it was revealed that Digital Currency Group is currently suspending dividend payments and it is worth noting that CoinDesk, which is a The Financial Crypto Center is a news outlet that is an independent operating subsidiary of DCG. Allison’s report cites shareholders reviewed by the publication and which notes that the decision was made in response to the current market environment.
DCG further states that the firm is shifting its focus towards strengthening its balance sheet by reducing operating expenses and preserving liquidity and hence it has been decided by us (DCG) to suspend the quarterly dividend distribution until further notice has been taken.
What Coindesk is looking at also shows the problems that DCG, the lending subsidiary of Genesis Global Capital, has been dealing with over the last 2 months. On November 16, a mirror loan provider suspended withdrawals and new loan origination after it was reported that Genesis had committed $900 million to Gemini customers, and as a result, Gemini also suspended withdrawals and Recently he had closed one of his programs called Earn Program. Furthermore, the report also detailed that Genesis is definitely under investigation by the US regulator and Gemini has also formed a committee with Houlihan Locke to sort out all kinds of Genesis liquidity issues and difficulties. and later Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss writes an open letter about the subject and follows it up with his open letter urging that DCG’s board remove Barry Silbert as CEO of DCG and Silbert addressed a letter to DCG shareholders and they responded by dismissing the claims made by the Winklevoss, and the next day both Gemini and Genesis were placed on unregistered offers by the USA Securities and Exchange Commission, was accused of showing DCG has a vast portfolio of crypto companies as well as a large group including CoinDesk, Foundry USA, Grayscale Investments and Genesis Global Capital, all major players in the space. For example; Foundry USA is the largest bitcoin mining pool in terms of hash rate, and Grayscale manages GBTC, the largest bitcoin trust in the crypto industry.


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