Algorand Foundation Could Face $35 Million Exposure to Hodlnaut
The Algorand Foundation has disclosed a $35 million USDC hole its balance sheet due to its exposure to the troubled crypto lender Hodlnaut, which has stopped accepting deposits, withdrawals and token swaps since August 8.
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Algorand Foundation’s $35 Million Exposure to Hodlnaut
The Algorand Foundation discovered a $35 million USDC hole to the embattled Singaporean crypto lending startup Hodlnaut. Hodlnaut stopped accepting deposits, withdrawals and token swaps last month due to market volatility. According to reports, Hodlnaut’s financial situation deteriorated following its $300 million investment in TerraUSD (UST) on the Anchor protocol. As a result, the cryptocurrency lending industry halted all trading and withdrawals, blaming a liquidity problem.
A few weeks later, the Singapore court ordered the company to be placed under interim judicial administration, a type of creditor protection plan.
According to the Algorand Foundation, most of the investments held on the platform were “locked, short-term deposits” that are no longer available due to Holdnaut’s withdrawal ban. Instead, corporate entities in Singapore are subject to interim judicial administration for debt restructuring to protect and defend assets before taking legal action.
As a result, on August 29, the Singapore High Court appointed the Algorand Foundation’s nominees, Angela Ee and Aaron Loh of EY Corporate Advisors, as Interim Judicial Managers for Hodlnaut to protect the company’s assets until further legal action could be taken.
Three Arrows Capital (3AC) Has Exposed Algorand
Three Arrows Capital, a failed crypto hedge fund, also poses a risk to Algorand Foundation. According to court documents, the foundation and the hedge fund engaged in a single OTC transaction, but 3AC violated the lockup agreement. One affected crypto business was the Terra Luna bankruptcy, which forced Hodlnaut to stop withdrawals on August 8.
Hodlnaut lost $189.7 million of its $317 million holding in Terra LUNA Classic (used known as LUNA) before the crash of Terra ecosystem, according to court documents. The company is now in Interim Judicial management.