Genesis sues Roger Ver for $20M over unsettled crypto options trades

Roger Ver, also commonly known as “Bitcoin Jesus,” was given 20 days to answer the summons before being required to pay by default.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) advocate Roger Ver was sued by a unit of crypto lending firm Genesis over unsettled crypto options amounting to $20.8 million. 

GGC International, a part of the bankrupt crypto lender, made the allegations and filed the suit against Ver in the New York State Supreme court on Jan. 23. The firm claims that the BCH proponent has failed to settle crypto options transactions that expired back on Dec. 30, 2022.

Ver was given a total of 20 days to answer the summons. Should the BCH advocate fail to answer within that time frame, he will be obliged to pay the total amount by default. At the time of writing, the BCH proponent has not yet responded to the case.

A snippet of the case filing against Roger Ver. Source: New York Supreme Court

The Genesis website states that GGC International is a company based in the British Virgin Islands. The firm is owned by Genesis Bermuda Holdco Limited, under Genesis Global Holdco, an entity included in the bankruptcy filing. 

Roger Ver did not respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment at the time of writing.

Last year, Ver also made headlines for allegations of defaulting on a debt. CoinFLEX CEO Mark Lamb claimed that Ver owes the firm $47 million USD Coin (USDC) and was bound by a written contract. On Jun. 28, Ver also denied these claims without directly mentioning the company.

Related: Genesis bankruptcy case scheduled for first hearing

On Jan. 20, the crypto lender filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York. The firm began a court-supervised restructuring to move the business forward. The process will be led by a special committee that aims to provide an outcome that is optimal for both Genesis clients and Gemini Earn users.

Meanwhile, Genesis creditors are setting their sights on Digital Currency Group (DCG), the parent company of Genesis Global. On Jan. 24, Genesis creditors filed a securities class action lawsuit against DCG and its founder and CEO Barry Silbert. The creditors alleged that the firm violated federal securities laws by offering unregistered securities.

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