Celsius debtors can swap altcoins for bitcoin and ether starting July 1

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  • Celsius debtors may begin converting altcoins into bitcoin and ether starting July 1. 

A New York court said Celsius debtors can begin cashing out altcoins for bitcoin and ether starting on July 1.

Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn approved the move in a June 30 filing.

Plans to begin altcoin conversions to bitcoin and ether began earlier this month but needed court approval. 


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Celsius filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 13, 2022, revealing that it had up to $10 billion in liabilities. The company paused withdrawals the day before its bankruptcy and has been working with regulators to return funds back to debtors.

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