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Crypto neighborhood confused as Celsius continues with weekly rewards

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Members of the crypto neighborhood on Twitter have been left bewildered by the beleaguered Celsius Network persevering with to pay weekly rewards regardless of pausing withdrawals two weeks in the past.

As beforehand reported, crypto lending platform Celsius paused withdrawals on June 13 after citing excessive market circumstances amid the present bear market. Reports quickly adopted that the agency was present process liquidity points and could also be heading towards insolvency, probably placing customers’ funds in danger.

Figures similar to Simon Dixon, Bitcoin (BTC) OG and CEO and co-founder of on-line funding platform BnkToTheFuture, tweeted his bewilderment to his 59,300 followers on Monday over receiving almost $4,000 price of crypto rewards however being unable to withdraw them:

“Email on one of my accounts. Can’t withdraw but @CelsiusNetwork is still paying out. I’m curious if you think the rewards should still be coming? Thoughts?”

Upon looking “Celsius still paying” on Twitter, there are numerous customers elevating questions over the lending platform, with some similar to CryptoStylesUSA calling it “insulting” that Celsius continues to pay weekly rewards whereas conserving their “crypto hostage.”

According to Celsius’ web site — which is at present present process revamp because of the liquidity points — the corporate continues to be promoting annual proportion yields (APYs) of as much as 18.63% on crypto deposits, which many have argued is unsustainable.

Synthetix (SNX), the native token from the decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Synthetix, is the one asset this promotion provides on the time of writing. The high tier stablecoins on Celsius have roughly a 9% APY listed, whereas Polkadot (DOT) and Polygon (MATIC) have provided APYs as excessive as 11.87% and 9.52% apiece.

Celsius additionally seems to be nonetheless providing 10% rewards on first deposits as much as $250,000, regardless of at present not permitting customers to withdraw from the platform.

While it’s nonetheless unsure what the precise destiny of funds belonging to Celsius customers will likely be, the agency reportedly onboarded advisers from a administration consulting agency prematurely of the corporate presumably dealing with chapter. Celsius additionally employed attorneys on June 14 to assist restructure the corporate amid its monetary woes.

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On Monday, rumors began circulating that Celsius CEO Alex Mashinksy allegedly tried to depart the nation by way of Morrison Airport in New Jersey however was stopped by authorities. It seems the story originated from crypto analyst Mike Alfred; nevertheless, the agency has reportedly denied the accusations.