Former China Evergrande CEO Detained in Ongoing Probe

Former China Evergrande CEO Detained in Ongoing Probe

Former executives of Chinese real estate giant, China Evergrande have been detained as part of an ongoing investigation into the fraudulent activities that brought down the company.

China Evergrande Menace Remains Hanging

As reported by Caixin Global, citing sources close to the matter, the duo of Xia Haijun, an ex-CEO of the group, and Pan Darong, a previous Chief Financial Officer (CFO) were detained by the authorities for their role while they were both in charge of the company’s finances before their resignations back in July last year.

China Evergrande at its peak was the most recognized housing developer in the Asian country but the inability to meet its debt obligations led to its bankruptcy filing in the United States.

The collapse of the company had a very resounding impact on the global economy and some market experts even tagged the fall of the firm as a Lehman Brothers moment and events around its bankruptcy and restructuring are duly followed across the board.

With the news breaking hours ago, the crypto markets also responded to this news with an encroaching price depression across the board. 

At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) has slipped by up to 2.4% with its price pegged at $26,365.17. Overall, most top altcoins also followed this price slump to reflect a broader concern that a rout in China Evergrande can have an immense impact across markets.

Bankruptcy: More Than One Industry Affair

China Evergrande might symbolize the biggest collapse in the global macro world in recent times but the digital currency ecosystem has also experienced an alarming number of firm collapses in the past year.

Amongst the biggest include FTX Derivatives Exchange, the trading platform co-founded by Sam Bankman-Fried which at its peak was valued at about $32 billion. Over the past year, we have also seen the implosion of Celsius Network, Voyager Digital, Genesis Global, and BlockFi to mention a few.

While the Chinese government is helping China Evergrande’s creditors in the best way possible, crypto creditors currently are nursing hopes that their locked holdings can finally be released sometime during the bankruptcy hearings.

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