Crypto firm Bybit insolvency rumors, $50 million funds tanked out


The panic among Bybit customers caused outflows of $50 million in funds from the Bybit platform.

Bybit is an averagely popular cryptocurrency exchange founded in 2018. This platform specializes in derivatives trading, offering perpetual contracts on various cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and others. Bybit is known for its user-friendly interface, high-leverage options, and robust security measures. This firm is headquartered in Singapore and serves a global user base.

On 21 May 2024, The Bybit crypto firm’s proof-of-reserve (PoR) graph on the Arkham Intelligence platform plummeted sharply, probably due to some kind of technical issue. 

Many Bybit customers considered that the Bybit team mismanaged funds & assumed that it was time to withdraw the funds from the platform, before bankruptcy.

Some crypto enthusiasts jumped to address the main issue & tried to convince the Bybit customer that there was no issue with actual reserved funds behind Bybit. 

In this insolvency rumor, the Bybit exchange faced a net outflow of $50 million worth of crypto assets from the platform within 24 hours.

So far no official information has come to the public domain regarding this information by the Arkham Intelligence team but another Crypto analytic firm Defillama reported that Bybit’s reserves are currently $9.45 billion & this is enough to remain confident for Bybit customers.

It is worth it to note that, In the last couple of years many crypto projects, & firms collapsed badly. In particular, the majority of the crypto lending platform collapsed & second-ranked popular crypto exchange FTX also collapsed badly in late 2022. 

So such types of negative news around any crypto firm is a very common reason to ignite fear waves among crypto investors.

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