A judge in the Cayman Islands has placed Aubit, the firm behind the Freeway crypto project, into liquidation. Freeway was a crypto lending project that promised annual returns as high as 43%, at least until it halted withdrawals in October 2022, claiming it was due to "unprecedented volatility" in forex and crypto markets. Withdrawals were never re-enabled, leaving around $160 million in total customer assets out of reach.
A lawsuit from an institutional customer was filed against the company in August, calling the project "a scam".
AuBit has tried to argue that it should be allowed to restructure, but the Cayman Islands judge opted to force the firm to liquidate, citing "a real absence of proper accounting".