Frequently Asked Question

Claims Trading Overview

Bankruptcy Claim Trading primarily involves two parties, a Buyer and a Seller. As the Selling party, the Creditor is selling their uncollected receivable against a Debtor in a bankruptcy case. As the Buying party, a bankruptcy Claims trading firm purchases the ownership and Claim rights from the Creditor in the bankruptcy case.

Creditors involved in a bankruptcy case can be companies or individuals, typically Buyers or bankruptcy Claim traders are professional investors such as Hedge funds or regulated investment companies. They possess the long term lock up capital and have the time, expertise and legal resources required for these lengthy processes.

Aside from the Buyer and the Seller, other parties may also be involved in the Claims trading process, such as: Legal and Financial Advisers, Brokers, Bankruptcy Claims Agents, and the Bankruptcy Court. Legal and Financial Advisers for both parties may be asked to consult on the transaction, assist in the dealings with the Bankruptcy Court, assess the Claim value, perform due diligence, conduct other bankruptcy Claims services and ensure that all interests are aligned by reaching a contractual agreement.

Bankruptcy Claims agent may be logistically involved as a contracted partner of the Debtor within a Bankruptcy Court case and act as the approved legal administrator for the Claims Registrar. Thus, Claims transfers and court filings would flow through a bankruptcy Claims agent’s administrative operation.

Although the Bankruptcy Court does not oversee the details of a Claim trade, the transfer of ownership for the Claim is officially recorded with the court, and the debtor in the case is notified. Any legal objections, dismissals, or modifications to payment terms on Claims are ruled by and approved by the Bankruptcy Court.

Claims trading is both a legally and financially complex transaction. Therefore, the process can differ from trade to trade. It normally takes years before there is a distribution and the Claims can change hands on multiple occasions during that time as trading can begin as soon as the bankruptcy petition is filed.

Price Indications

CryptoClaims.Pro is able to provide Price indications from the Buyers and the trades it has brokered. Price indications are for those who want to gauge the market, without alerting the Buyers of their intentions to Sell. The Price indications are subject to constant change and are not to be relied upon.

Firm Sell orders are for those who have accepted the terms of the Seller’s Agreement. The Buyers Bids will be subject to KYC and confirmatory Due Diligence.

Who are the Buyers?
The Buyers or bankruptcy Claim traders are professional investors such as Hedge funds or regulated investment companies who have long term lock up capital and have the time, expertise and legal resources required for these lengthy processes. All of the Buyer registered with CryptoClaims.Pro have bought and closed millions of dollars of FTX Claims and are based in the USA or UK.
Payment in either Crypto or Fiat

The Sellers can select how they wish to receive their funds. There are few Buyers who are prepared to pay in Crypto, which means that it can potentially trade at a discount to USD.

Buyer Wallet requirements

Some of the Buyers prefer to pay wallets with the following characteristics

  • The wallet was involved in the original deposit or your withdrawals from the FTX account.
  • The wallet is associate with an exchange that the Buyers consider has a more robust KYC process, such as Coinbase or Kraken. Some Buyers consider Binance second tier.
How long does it take to receive my funds?

Depending on the complexity and location of the Seller, it is possible to Sell your Claim and receive payment in less than 48 hours. For the larger more complex Claims it can take up to five days.

How is your Claim value determined?

1. Your customer Claim value is computed at the time at which FTX filed for bankruptcy (known as the Petition Date). For FTX International customers (, this was on November 11, 2022 at 10am EST. CryptoClaims.Pro aims to provide you with the exact dollar value using the debtor’s published (12/27/2023) pricing viewable here. The values given by CryptoClaims.Pro should be understood to be approximations of the final scheduled Claim dollarised amounts.

2. All Comments on the case and Bankruptcy Law should not be interpreted as Legal or Financial Advice. Elements of Bankruptcy Law or of the case described herein are opinions of the CryptoClaims.Pro team and not of your lawyers. None of the opinions contained in this website are value judgments on fairness or on how the case could run. They are simply a description of facts based on our interpretation of documents on the FTX Docket and on our interpretation of the US Chapter 11.

3. The dollarised value will be adjusted by the amount of preference exposure your Claim possesses. Only accounts with net-withdrawals exceeding $250,000 in value since November 2, 2022, will require adjustments to the Claim value.

What is Preference risk and how is it calculated?

1. A preferential transfer is a payment or transfer of assets that a Debtor makes to a Creditor before declaring bankruptcy, under US bankruptcy law. This gives the Creditor more than they would have received through the normal bankruptcy process. The idea is that in the period leading up to bankruptcy, a Debtor should not be able to favour certain Creditors over others by paying them more than they would get under the bankruptcy proceedings.

2. In the case of FTX the Debtors and Ad Hoc committee of Unsecured Creditors have agreed to a 15% repayment of withdrawals over $250k. We calculate net withdrawals (using crypto prices at the time of deposits and withdrawals) from November 2, 2022, 12AM EST until November 11, 2022 (the preference window). If this amount is less than $250,000, the preference exposure is $0. However, if the preference exposure exceeds $250,000, 15% x preference exposure will be deducted from the Claim value. For example, if you have a $250,000 Claim with $1,500,000 in net withdrawals in the preference window, your net Claim value is $250,000 – 0.15*$1,500,000 = $25,000.

My Claim is marked Contingent or Disputed
1. “Contingent” Claims are any Claims that have ”Locked” tokens. An example of this is staked FTT to get SRM_Locked.

2. If your Claim is marked “Disputed”, the FTX Estate is challenging the validity of the Claim. It is unclear how they will treat these Claims.

3. CryptoClaims.Pro works with Buyers of non-kyc’ ed Claims, both Contingent and Disputed. Please contact Support@CryptoClaims.Pro

What is a Convenience Class Claim?

If your Claim is less than $10,000, it is categorised as a Convenience Class Claim. Effectively, you are likely to get a final one-off payment in 2024 and your Claim will be considered settled.

CryptoClaims.Pro Commission
The Buyer will pay CryptoClaims.Pro 1% of the notional after the Seller has received their money.

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