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DCG CEO Barry Silbert expands upon ‘most difficult year’ following Gemini founder allegations

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  • DCG CEO Barry Silbert has addressed the concerns surrounding his crypto conglomerate in a recent letter to his shareholders.
  • Silbert is involved in a tussle with Gemini’s Cameron Winklevoss over an alleged non-payment of $900 million.

Barry Silbert, the CEO Digital Currency Group (DCG), has responded to the growing concerns surrounding his crypto conglomerate. In a letter to DCG’s shareholders on 10 January, Silbert clarified the relationship between the company and its subsidiaries. He further addressed the allegations made by Gemini’s Cameron Winklevoss on 10 January. 

DCG CEO blames bad actors and repeated blow-ups

Barry Silbert blamed the current predicament of the Digital Currency group on bad actors and repeated blow-ups that have wreaked havoc on the crypto industry in 2022. Silbert described it as the ‘most difficult year’ of his life, where his integrity and good intentions were called into question.

Speaking on DCG’s relationship with Genesis, the CEO revealed that the parent company currently owes $447.5 million to Genesis Capital, along with 4550 BTC, which matures in May 2023. This was in addition to the $1.2 billion promissory note from when DCG took over Genesis’ bankruptcy claim against Three Arrows Capital, the defunct crypto hedge fund that went under during the crypto contagion in 2022. 

In the Q/A section of his letter, Silbert clarified that DCG never had a relationship with Alameda Research. However, the firm did have a small exposure of $250,000 as an equity investment in FTX’s series B funding round. 

Scathing letter from Gemini’s Cameron Winklevoss

Cameron Winklevoss, the co-founder and President of crypto exchange Gemini, penned an open letter to Barry Silbert on 10 January. The letter accused Silbert’s firm of accounting fraud and called for his removal as CEO. Winklevoss claimed that there was no path forward with Barry Silbert at the helm of DCG. 

The Digital Currency Group responded to the Gemini President’s tweet shortly after it was posted, saying:

“This is another desperate and unconstructive publicity stunt from @cameron to deflect blame from himself and Gemini, who are solely responsible for operating Gemini Earn and marketing the program to its customers.”

Meanwhile, Gemini terminated its Earn Program and ended the master loan agreement (MLA) between its customers and Genesis. The termination requires Genesis to return all locked up assets outstanding in the program. 


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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