3AC liquidators to sell firm’s NFTs to realize value amid bankruptcy
The announcement said the sales would commence 28 days after Feb. 22, when the notice went out.
Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) belonging to the bankrupt hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) will be sold by its liquidators Teneo, according to a recent announcement.
In a notice dated Feb. 22, joint liquidator Christopher Farmer announced that the liquidators intend to begin the sales of NFTs that belong to 3AC. The announcement highlighted that the sale would be done to “realize the value of the NFTs for the purposes of the liquidation.” According to the announcement, the sales will begin 28 days after the notice.
The liquidators clarified within the announcement that it will not include the list of NFTs informally dubbed the “Starry Night Portfolio.” On Oct. 5, 2022, 300 NFTs from 3AC subsidiary Starry Night Capital were moved as part of 3AC’s bankruptcy proceedings. The liquidators highlighted that these NFTs are currently subject to an application before the supreme court in the British Virgin Islands.
NFTs previously collected by Starry Night Capital are moving to a Gnosis Safe address.
These NFTs include:
– Pepe the Frog NFT Genesis, sold for 1,000 ETH (~$3.5M) on Oct 5, 2021
– Fidenza #718, sold for 240 ETH (~$1.1M) on Nov 13, 2021
Some other notable NFTs below pic.twitter.com/8PU13CqMnn
— Nansen (@nansen_ai) October 4, 2022
While the notice did not mention which NFTs will be sold, analyst Tom Wan pointed out on Twitter which NFTs could potentially be sold by the liquidators. According to Wan, the NFTs can include some high-profile pieces. He tweeted:
3AC Liquidator, Teneo announced they will be selling their NFT Holdings (Excluding the Starry
Potential NFTs Being Sold:
– 11 Punks
– 1 BAYC
– 2 MAYC
– 3 Otherdeeds
– 3 Autoglphys
– 8 PEGZ
Teneo & 3AC NFT Portfolio @DuneAnalytics :https://t.co/J5DK1KQFhH
— Tom Wan (@tomwanhh) February 23, 2023
In the midst of the 3AC bankruptcy process, community members have repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction on social media over the actions of the 3AC team. On Jan. 3, 3AC founder Su Zhu was called out on Twitter when he accused the Digital Currency Group (DCG) of conspiring with the FTX exchange to attack Terra. Zhu’s efforts to call out DCG and FTX backfired, with community members urging him to focus on his own misdeeds.
Related: 3AC founder has ‘chosen to ignore his duties’ by not responding to subpoena, say bankruptcy lawyers
On Feb. 10, crypto community members went after the newly-launched exchange backed by 3AC and Coinflex. Community members were enraged by the launch, with some swearing never to trade in the exchange and bully those that do.