FTX’s creditor list shows airlines, charities and tech companies caught in the lurch

The complete list of creditors of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX has been released, which revealed countless companies and government bodies wrapped up in its failure.

Late on January 25th, FTX’s attorneys filed the creditor matrix with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The massive 115-page document lists the names of creditors in alphabetical order.

The list reveals a sprawling global web of companies, including airlines, hotels, charities, banks, venture capital firms, media outlets and crypto companies, along with US and international government agencies, all indebted to the collapsed exchange.

The names of approximately 9.7 million (9,693,985) FTX customers attached to the exchange were redacted from the document.

Prominent crypto- and web3-related companies that have borrowed money from FTX include Coinbase, Galaxy Digital, Yuga Labs, Circle, Bittrex, Sky Mavis, Chainalysis, Messari, and Binance entities.

Big tech players Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Meta, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Twitter are also included as lenders. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and CoinDesk were among the media outlets cited.

“Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary (right) is pictured with FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried. O’Leary is a former spokesman for FTX, a wholly-owned production company listed as a lender. Source: SALT NY

Several US state agencies and the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax offices are listed. Other government entities in Japan, Australia and Hong Kong are also creditors.

FTX owes not only large firms, but seemingly small businesses as well, as a Nassau-based pest control business and garden center appear on the list.

The company’s early PR firm, M Group, appeared as a lender. FTX hired to represent the company, but the company he said. He stopped working with FTX due to bankruptcy.

The record does not include every legal debtor and inclusion on the list does not mean that he had a business account with FTX.

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Earlier filings by FTX lawyers in November estimated the exchange could have more than a million creditors.

In a Twitter thread in December, a former FTX employee detailed the business’s “moronic incompetence” luxury spending.

Some of the entities on the list reflect the company’s already excessive spending, Uber Eats and Doordash entities from all over North America and Australia are on the list along with Airbnb and several luxury hotel brands around the world.