Belshe mentioned BitGo declined the request as a result of the Alameda consultant that reached out to his agency failed the safety verification course of.
He added that BitGo is accustomed to the representatives of all of the companies that owned WBTC, and this consultant from Alameda was not somebody the custodian had interacted with earlier than.
The particular person was additionally unfamiliar with the burn addresses, which was the place the WBTC was despatched to earlier than the discharge of BTC used to again it.
On account of these causes, BitGo paused the method to get clarifications from the buying and selling agency. “Whereas we have been holding it, ready for a response on these points, they [Alameda] went bankrupt,” he added.
Onchain data reveals that the redemption was initiated on Nov. 9, two days earlier than FTX declared chapter, and the transaction remains to be pending.
Though Alameda has already despatched the 3000 WBTC to the burn tackle, BitGo is but to approve the redemption request that may set off the discharge.
Which means that BitGo presently holds extra BTC than the WBTC in circulation. Its dashboard reveals that there are 199,238 WBTC towards the 202,255 BTC in custody.
Whereas Belshe disclosed the data to spotlight BitGo’s safety, it additionally reveals the frantic makes an attempt by these at FTX and Alameda to get better liquidity within the last days of the change.