$1 Billion in Commitments Already Made for Bitfinex’s Token Sale, Shareholder Claims
IFinex, Inc., the parent company which manages the operations of both its subsidiaries, Tether Ltd. and embattled crypto exchange Bitfinex, has reportedly acquired $1 billion in “hard and soft commitments” for its initial exchange offering (IEO).
This, according to a Bitfinex shareholder familiar with the matter, who revealed that there’s now a “high possibility” that the exchange operator “will not conduct a public sale” for its crypto token offering, known as LEO.
Hard And Soft Commitments Have Now Reached $1 Billion
Dong Zhao, a prominent Chinese shareholder and large volume over-the-counter (OTC) crypto trader, posted a message on WeChat (a popular Chinese social media network) which stated that the IEO had already received enough commitments to meet its fundraising target of $1 billion.
In statements shared with Coindesk, Zhao noted that the soft commitments received from investors meant that the potential USDT investments had not been locked in, which leaves the option open for backing out from the deal.
Investors Interested In Token Sale, Despite “$850 Million Missing”
Although Bitfinex’s management has still not raised adequate funds to meet the $1 billion fundraising target, the recent update from Zhao reveals that there’s considerable interest in acquiring LEO tokens.
This, despite Bitfinex being accused by the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) Office of losing $850 million due to mismanagement of funds by Crypto Capital, the exchange operator’s payment processing service provider. The missing funds have reportedly been seized by government officials in Poland, Portugal, and the US….