Ledn puts in rival bid to acquire ailing lender BlockFi: Bloomberg

Crypto startup Ledn has reportedly approached rival lender BlockFi about a potential acquisition.

Ledn proposed to lead a funding injection of up to $400 million, with a $50 million equity contribution, according to a report by Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources.

If accepted, the deal would give Ledn a significant portion of BlockFi, per the report. The report stated that ParaFi Capital, the venture capital firm, would also invest.

BlockFi has seen its valuation collapse in recent weeks after it emerged that the company had significant exposure to Three Arrows Capital, the troubled hedge fund. BlockFi is already engaged in talks with exchange operator FTX, which The Block revealed is looking acquire the lender outright after handing it a $250 million credit facility in late June.

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The Block contacted Ledn and BlockFi for comment on the report but had not heard back by press time.

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Ryan is The Block’s fintech editor. Before joining he worked at Financial News, and has also written for the likes of Wired, Sifted and AltFi.

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