The big boss of the Celsius Network cryocurrency firm in which the Québec Depository and Placement Fund (CDPQ) staked $200 million resigned Tuesday morning.
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“I have decided to step down as CEO of Celsius Network today. Nonetheless, I will continue to focus on my work to help the community unite behind a plan that will provide the best outcome for all creditors, something I have done since the company filed for bankruptcy,” said CEO.CEO of Celsius Network, Alex Mashinsky via statement.
On his Twitter account, Alex Mashinsky simply shared this statement in which he advocated that his clients “stay together.”
“I remain willing and available to continue working with the Company and its advisors to achieve the reorganization,” assured who was in charge of Celsius.
Questioned by Le Journal, the Caisse, which has invested more than 200 million dollars in the controversial platform, had not yet reacted to the news at the time of writing these lines.
Accusations of Ponzi fraud, data leaks, blocked accounts… the Celsius platform under US bankruptcy law has caused a lot of ink to be spilled in recent months.
Last July, Le Journal had reported that a Caisse vice president, Thomas Birch, had already run a company in which Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky had invested, but the woolen average of Quebecers had ensured that everything was done. properly.
“There was no real or apparent conflict of interest and the process of analyzing the file followed its normal course,” they assured us.
The Caisse had specified that Thomas Birch and Alex Mashinsky “have never worked directly together and do not have a personal relationship.”
“In this specific case, there is no ambiguity”, we insist.