After Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss published an open letter to Digital Currency Group (DCG) CEO and founder Barry Silbert, threatening legal action if the firm failed to respond by July 7, Winklevoss announced on Friday that his company had filed a lawsuit against DCG and Silbert in New York.
Gemini Proceeds With Lawsuit Against DCG and CEO Barry Silbert
Gemini has proceeded with the filing of a lawsuit against Barry Silbert and DCG regarding the purported losses resulting from DCG’s alleged decisions. In a cautionary open letter posted on Twitter last week, Cameron Winklevoss warned that legal action would ensue unless DCG accepted the “best and final offer.”
“When Gemini notified Genesis it would be terminating the Earn program in October 2022, Barry reached out to set up a meeting to induce Gemini to continue Earn. He did this knowing Genesis was massively insolvent,” Winklevoss tweeted sharing the lawsuit on Twitter. “Barry claimed that Genesis faced only a timing issue – a lie that hid the gaping hole on Genesis’s balance sheet,” the Gemini co-founder added.
Gemini Trust Company is listed as the plaintiff in the court filing, while Digital Currency Group and Barry Silbert are named as defendants. “This lawsuit seeks to recover from Defendants the damages and losses that Gemini has incurred as a direct result of DCG’s and Silbert’s false, misleading, and incomplete representations and omissions to Gemini, and Defendants’ role in encouraging and facilitating Genesis’s fraud against Gemini,” the filing alleges. The court filing further insists:
This lawsuit is about fraud. The assets involved—bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies—are relatively novel, but the fraud and deception committed by Defendants are all too familiar.
While he retweeted a post on Twitter on July 3, Silbert has not made a statement on the platform since June 10, 2023. “DCG — and Barry personally – are direct participants in the fraud that has damaged Gemini and hundreds of thousands of Earn users. This complaint is an important step in holding them accountable for what they have done,” Winklevoss concluded in his Twitter thread.
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