FTX Owes Cash To Each Main Tech Firm, Together with Google, Meta, Amazon And Apple

Former FTX chief government Sam Bankman-Fried leaves Manhattan federal courtroom, New York, January 3, 2023. (Picture by Ed JONES / AFP)

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Add Google, Meta, TikTok, Twitter and Apple to the checklist of corporations owed cash by the ill-starred crypto change FTX within the aftermath of its catastrophic collapse. A brand new “creditor matrix,” printed by FTX’s legal professionals on Wednesday to the USA Chapter Courtroom of Delaware, runs 115 pages-long and incorporates hundreds of names.

The in depth checklist reveals simply how many individuals, corporations, media retailers, governments and different entities are owed cash by FTX — an try to map the tens of millions of consumers that engaged with the change earlier than its founder Sam Bankman-Fried and executives have been accused of fraud and deceiving buyers.

It’s unclear how a lot cash is allegedly owed to the tech corporations; that data just isn’t supplied within the matrix. Different names included Netflix, LinkedIn, Amazon and Microsoft. (Legal professionals for FTX beforehand objected to the inclusion of creditor identities, and practically 10 million names have been withheld from the brand new doc.)

FTX closely promoted itself by way of promoting campaigns, sponsorships and paid partnerships, nonetheless. It’s attainable that some or all of those corporations are owed advert charges, because the change had accounts on Fb, TikTok and Twitter, or cloud internet hosting charges within the case of Amazon.

Netflix spokesperson Emily Feingold instructed Forbes that the corporate was “not conscious of ever having any enterprise relationship with FTX and don’t perceive why they’d have listed us as a creditor.”

Edgar Mosley, a managing director at restructuring consultancy Alvarez & Marsal who filed the creditor checklist, didn’t instantly reply to questions on potential discrepancies.

Meta didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. FTX doesn’t seem to have run Fb adverts, in line with the platform’s advert library.

Microsoft declined to remark.

FTX, Apple, Google, Meta, TikTok, Netflix, Twitter, LinkedIn and Amazon had not responded to a request for remark on the time of publication.

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Correction: This story has been up to date to replicate that the creditor matrix contained hundreds, not tens of millions, of names.