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Celsius denies allegations on Alex Mashinsky attempting to flee US

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Troubled crypto lending agency Celsius is placing their finest foot ahead to get well operations alongside CEO Alex Mashinsky, who at the moment stays within the United States, the corporate has claimed.

A spokesperson for Celsius has denied rumors that the corporate’s CEO tried to flee the U.S. final week amid the continuing liquidity disaster of the Celsius Network.

The consultant advised Cointelegraph on Monday that the agency continues engaged on restoring liquidity, stating:

“All Celsius staff — together with our CEO — are targeted and exhausting at work in an effort to stabilize liquidity and operations. To that finish, any studies that the Celsius CEO has tried to depart the U.S. are false.”

Celsius’ assertion got here shortly after Mike Alfred, co-founder of the crypto analytics agency Digital Assets Data, took to Twitter on Sunday to declare that Mashinsky tried to depart the nation final week through Morristown Airport in New Jersey.

Citing an nameless supply, Alfred alleged that Celsius’s CEO was attempting to go to Israel. “Unclear at this second whether or not he was arrested or just barred from leaving,” he added.

Alfred’s claims adopted an enormous GameStop-like “brief squeeze” of Celsius, with Celsius’ native token Celsius (CEL) leaping 300% in a single week by June 21. CEL value additionally abruptly rallied greater than 600% on June 14, with analysts attributing the occasion to an trade glitch or liquidation of brief merchants.

At the time of writing, CEL is buying and selling at $0.741, down round 5% over the previous 24 hours, in line with CoinGecko. Celsius’ native token remains to be up greater than 160% over the previous 14 days.

Celsius Network token (CEL) 30-day value chart. Source: CoinGecko

Some business observers within the crypto neighborhood have expressed skepticism about Alfred’s tweets about Mashinsky, with many contemplating his allegations as FUD.

As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph, Celsius formally introduced that it could be “pausing all withdrawals, swaps and transfers between accounts” on June 13. United States regulators subsequently began an investigation into Celsius as a number of accounts on the community had been frozen.

Related: South Korean prosecutors ban Terraform Labs staff from exiting the nation: Report

According to some analysts, Celsius’ liquidity points ought to be attributed to shortcomings of the prevailing crypto lending mannequin normally, as different lenders available in the market have confronted related issues just lately.

Celsius has been working exhausting to repair the implications of the platform’s liquidity disaster, reportedly onboarding advisers and restructuring consultants to assist the platform deal with potential submitting for chapter. On June 18, Celsius’ lead investor BnkToTheFuture and its co-founder Simon Dixon supplied to help the community by deploying a restoration plan.

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