Bybit launches $100M support fund for institutional traders

Crypto derivatives change Bybit has launched a brand new assist fund to assist institutional merchants entry liquidity within the wake of the FTX collapse — an occasion that triggered a recent wave of panic promoting throughout the digital asset area.

The assist fund, valued at $100 million, is accessible to market makers and high-frequency buying and selling establishments combating monetary or operational difficulties following the collapse of FTX earlier this month, Bybit disclosed on Nov. 24. The funds might be distributed to eligible candidates at a 0% rate of interest.

To be eligible, institutional merchants have to be lively on Bybit or different exchanges. The utmost quantity distributed per applicant is $10 million and the funds have to be used for spot and Tether (USDT) perpetual buying and selling on Bybit.

As soon as the second-largest cryptocurrency change on the earth, FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Nov. 11 after a coordinated financial institution run uncovered the agency for being bancrupt. A scandal ensued after it turned obvious that CEO Sam Bankman-Fried was comingling funds between FTX and sister firm Alameda Research, which resulted in an $8 billion gap in FTX’s stability sheet. As Cointelegraph reported, FTX’s 50 largest creditors are owed greater than $3 billion.

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A number of firms uncovered to FTX have reported financial and liquidity constraints on account of its collapse. Bitcoin (BTC) lender BlockFi is contemplating chapter, whereas the Digital Forex Group-backed Genesis World Buying and selling lately halted new mortgage originations.