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Analysts Predict Minimal Market Impact from FTX Liquidations
FTX's portfolio liquidation is unlikely to shake the market significantly, as noted by Coinbase in their latest weekly report. They cited multiple reasons supporting this claim. 1. Weekly Sell Limits: Initially, liquidations are capped at $50 million per week for digital assets. This limit will gradually increase to $100 million in subsequent weeks. Any permanent increase to a maximum limit of $200 million requires approval from two committees representing FTX debtors. 2. Insider-Affiliated Tokens: Stricter controls govern the sale of “insider-affiliated” tokens, necessitating a 10-day advance notice to the same committees. 3. Locked Holdings: A significant portion of FTX’s SOL holdings, along with some other tokens, are locked until approximately 2025 due to token vesting schedules, limiting their availability for sale. 4. Hedging Measures: FTX has the option to hedge its sales of BTC, ETH, and other debtor-identified assets through an investment advisor, contingent on prior committee approval. These precautions ensure a measured and controlled approach to asset liquidation.