Tagged: bankruptcy

Wirecard Insolvency Administrator Says there are Over 100 Interested Parties for Core Business and Associated Companies

Last week it was announced that Dr. Michael Jaffé had been appointed to oversee the bankruptcy process of Wirecard AG (WDI:DE). The once prominent Fintech dove into ignominy following the revelation of €1.9 billion in missing funds. The financial scandal saw the CEO, Markus Braun,… Read More

Wirecard Officially Terminates Employment Contract of Former CEO Markus Braun

Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) has posted a notice today that it has officially terminated the employment contract of Dr. Markus Braun who resigned earlier this month following the revelation of £1.9 billion in missing funds. Braun has since been arrested on fraud charges. Currently, he is… Read More

Who Benefits from Wirecard’s Collapse? Short Sellers and Hedgies that Bet Against the Firm

Investors who bet against Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) are poised to collect on their bets. Wirecard filed for bankruptcy last week following the announcement the Fintech had misplaced €1.9 billion. The aftershocks of the announcement saw the CEO resign and then arrested. The former COO is on… Read More

Collateral Damage: German Government Terminates Relationship with the Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel

The German government has terminated a relationship with the Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel or “Deutsche Prüfstelle für Rechnungslegung” (DPR) in the wake of the fallout of the Wirecard (WDI:DE) scandal, according to a report in the Suddeutsche Zeitung. The DPR is an entity that has… Read More

Wirecard Bankrupt – Once High Flying Fintech Files for Insolvency Over Missing €1.9 Billion

Wirecard (WDI.DE) has filed for insolvency following a report €1.9 Billion had gone missing. Shares in Wirecard collapsed on the news trading at around €2.50 a share. It was only last week that shares in Wirecard traded at over €100 a share. Wirecard joined the… Read More

Administrators of Bankrupt P2P Lender Lendy Report £6.8 Million Paid to Marshall Island Entities, Claim Beneficiaries are Liam Brooke and Tim Gordon, Assets Frozen

This week, the administrators unraveling the collapse of peer to peer lender Lendy, which failed in 2019, announced an unsettling bit of information regarding suspect payments to two former Lendy Directors: Liam Brooke and Tim Gordon. According to a document posted on the Lendy website,… Read More

Envestio and Kuetzal are Bankrupt, According to Public Documents

Peer to peer lenders, Envestio and Kuetzal, have both filed for bankruptcy according to publicly available information. Last January, Crowdfund Insider reported that Envestio and Keutzal were both under duress with some observers calling the online lenders scams. Soon both peer to peer lenders had… Read More

Vaporized Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Sees Interim Claims of 24,436 Bitcoin, CDN $90.3 Million & More

In a document posted by EY Canada yesterday,  the bankrupt crypto exchange QuadraCX trustee posted a document indicating 16,959 individual claims for the crypto and money. Most of the funds were vaporized when founder and CEO Gerald Cotten died without sharing passwords to the accounts… Read More

Liquidators File Second Report Regarding Hacked Cryptocurrency Exchange Cryptopia, $7 Million Left

Representatives from Grant Thornton have published their Liquidator’s Second Report regarding collapsed New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia. Just prior to its dissolution in May, Cryptopia had over 2.2 million registered users worldwide and 37 employees, Grant Thornton (GT) claims. Hackers are believed to have stolen… Read More

uBiome, Once a Biotech Darling, Now in Bankruptcy

uBiome, once a Biotech darling that popularized its concept on the pages of pretail e-commerce site Indiegogo and then listed an investment opportunity on Angellist, has filed for bankruptcy according to public documents. Back in 2015, uBiome pitched the concept of sequencing an individual’s microbiome… Read More

Report Questions Recruitive Software’s Disclosure Process During Crowdfunding Round

A report in the Times asks pointed questions regarding a crowdfunding campaign by Recruitive Software that may have failed to disclose material information regarding the firm while the securities offering was ongoing. The Times states: “A collapsed software developer failed to disclose that it had… Read More

Crumble & Fall: Cubits Crypto Exchange is No More as it Goes Into Administration and €29 million is Stolen

In a press release posted this week, Dooga Ltd., doing business as Cubits, announced it was seeking bankruptcy protection as the firm entered administration. The company said more information was available on their website which simply generated a 500 error. According to the company, Dooga… Read More

North American Crypto Mining Firm Giga Watt Files for Bankruptcy

A large cryptocurrency mining company based in Washington State filed for bankruptcy Monday, Wenatchee World (WW) reports. The company is reportedly also facing eviction in Douglas County, and, “The Port of Douglas County also started the eviction process…” According to WW: “The company filed for Chapter 11 protection… Read More

French P2P Lending Pioneer Unilend Shuts Down

French peer to peer lender Unilend has gone into receivership. The P2P lender announced the news to all of its customers in a recent email. Founded in 2013 by Nicolas Lesur and François Prioux, Unilend pioneered P2P lending in France. It started operating, before crowdfunding… Read More

French Crowdfunding Association Alludes to Troubled Online Lending Platform

The Financement Participatif France (FPF), the French Crowdfunding Association, has published an interesting blog post this week. According to the FPF, there are rumors which have been published about a distressed online lending platform. The FPF does not mention any platform names. Today, there are over 60… Read More

Mt. Gox Trustees Liquidate BTC and BCH Totaling $230M as Part of Settlement Process

Mt. Gox, the infamous cryptocurrency exchange (really a Bitcoin exchange) that went bankrupt in 2014 due to mismanagement and theft, is getting closer to settling at least some of the claims that stand against it. Today, the bankruptcy trustee published a document indicating BTC 24,658.00762 and BCH … Read More

Online PayDay Lender Wonga Goes Into Administration

UK online lender Wonga has entered into the process of administration. According to a note provided by the Financial Conduct Authority, Wonga and its affiliates have decided to pursue bankruptcy proceedings and have enlisted the assistance of Grant Thornton whois  in the process of being appointed… Read More

Billionaire Isaac Larian Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Save Toys “R” Us

Following the news that Toys “R” Us and its sister company Babies “R” Us was officially closing their doors, CEO of MGA Entertainment, Isaac Larian, has spearheaded a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $1 billion to help save the toy retailing giant. The funds… Read More

Plastc Credit Card Replacement Tech Shuts Down, Considers Bankruptcy Filing

Another credit card replacement company has died. Plastc, a company that raised more than $5 million in 2014 on a presales campaign, posted a backers update stating the company has exhausted all of its options to raise funding it needs to continue. Plastc said it… Read More

Tout Perdu: First Big Loss Hits French Real Estate Crowdfunding Sector

While real estate crowdfunding holds much promise, risk remains. France, home of multiple real estate crowdfunding platforms, has just experienced its first big loss. According to a report in Capital, real estate developer Terlat has used two crowdfunding platforms to finance projects. Terlat has leveraged… Read More

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