Media: Crypto lender Genesis is preparing to declare itself bankrupt

Bloomberg, citing sources close to Genesis Global Capital, reports that the company's next step after the termination of payments to customers will be filing a bankruptcy petition with the court..

Genesis's Form 11 Protection Against Creditor Claims While Restructuring is expected to reach the courts by the end of the week.

Earlier, the cryptocurrency lending arm of Digital Currency Group (DCG) informed the crypto community that it was in talks with several groups of lenders to seek sources of additional funding due to the progressing liquidity crisis.

DCG's legal adviser, Kirkland & Ellis and Proskauer Rose, said the parties had been in talks for several weeks but were unable to come to an agreement.

Bankruptcy of Genesis may significantly complicate the position of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange in a dispute over debt collection from a crypto creditor. Gemini accuses Genesis of about $1 billion in debt over a crypto lending product called Earn.