The U.S. judge overseeing Three Arrows Capital’s bankruptcy proceedings has again ordered co-founder Kyle Davies to turn over financial documents.
After filing an opinion on the matter last week, U.S. Judge Martin Glenn signed what’s now the second order giving Davies fourteen days to turn over financial records related to his insolvent crypto hedge fund or be held in contempt. That means his new deadline to cooperate with the liquidators is April 13. The last deadline was March 16.
This is not the first time the liquidators have accused Davies of “withholding information.” They filed a similar motion to compel his cooperation in February, saying he had been “shamelessly” raising millions to launch a new company.
The Singapore-based firm, which also goes by the name 3AC, was ordered to liquidate in June, following weeks of speculation that the company had endured severe losses following the collapse of the TerraUSD algorithmic stablecoin in May.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Davies confirmed that 3AC had lost approximately $200 million on its TerraUSD position. Pressure mounted as creditors margin called 3AC, meaning they asked the firm to provide more collateral to secure borrowed funds. The final blow came when Voyager Digital (which itself is now undergoing bankruptcy proceedings) issued a default notice for more than $600 million.
Davies and co-founder Su Zhu went quiet on social media for a few months before resurfacing when crypto exchange FTX collapsed and filed for bankruptcy.
The subpoena was served over Twitter on January 5 after the court determined that attempts to serve Davies by more conventional means had been unsuccessful and gave the 3AC liquidators permissions to use social media. That amounted to a tweet that tagged Davies and Zhu and included images of the subpoena.
Zhu is not subject to the new judge’s order to cooperate. Glenn wrote in his opinion the liquidators have not provided enough evidence to establish U.S. jurisdiction for Zhu.
“The Foreign Representatives have made a substantial showing regarding Davies’ contacts with the United States,” the judge wrote. “By never appearing, Davies has obviously failed to articulate why these contacts do not render him amenable to discovery orders in the United States.”
The judge again noted that Davies has been posting regularly on social media while refusing to respond or comply with court orders.
“Since January 5, 2023, Mr. Davies has been active on social media, having ‘tweeted’ or ‘retweeted’ dozens of times on Twitter,” he said in a court filing. “The Foreign Representatives claim that Mr. Davis is educated, represented by counsel, and undoubtedly aware of the Subpoena given that there were a large number of replies (41) and retweets (64) regarding the Subpoena following service.”
A week ago, Davies shared a photo on Twitter saying, “There would be peace on Earth if we all spent more time in Bali.”
There would be peace on Earth if we all spent more time in Bali pic.twitter.com/OgA35g81BE
— Kyle Davies (@KyleLDavies) March 23, 2023
Last month, Davies and Zhu opened the waitlist for Open Exchange (OPNX), a new company that allows users to trade bankruptcy claims.
The marketing on the company’s website asks users if they have money stuck on a crypto platform and includes the Three Arrows Capital logo with FTX, Genesis, Celsius, BlockFi and Genesis.
But the company’s main Twitter account promises the platform will offer a lot more than the trading of bankruptcy claims.
“OPNX will be more than just a revolutionary claims marketplace,” the company said on Twitter Thursday. “Users will be able to trade spot, futures, claims and much more — all on one platform, with one universal cross margin account.”