Auros files for bankruptcy

Crypto market maker Auros filed for bankruptcy protection in the British Virgin Islands, not long after a missed loan repayment to the Maple defi lender in late November signaled something was amiss. At the time, Auros attributed the missed payment of 2,400 wETH (valued at ~$3 million at the time) to a "short-term liquidity issue as a result of the FTX insolvency".

Now, however, Auros is seeking a "light touch" liquidation path that would allow them to continue operations while they develop a restructuring plan. Meanwhile, they have missed another Maple loan repayment, this time for $7.5 million.

Court filings have revealed that "a significant proportion of the Company's assets" are frozen with FTX, leaving the company insolvent. These assets have an estimated value of $20 million.