Midas Investments announced suddenly that they would be shutting down their platform, which previously enabled users to deposit cryptocurrencies which would then be invested in various defi projects. The team revealed that they had only $51.7 million in assets compared to $115 million in liabilities, a fact they had not disclosed to most of their employees.

Users with assets on the platform will see a significant haircut in what they are allowed to withdraw. Midas intends to keep 55% of the Bitcoin, ETH, or stablecoins held by users in their accounts, as well as any rewards users had earned.

Lest the users be too upset that more than half of their assets no longer belong to them, fear not: Midas will be making up the difference in a new, valueless token that does not yet exist, but that will be associated with some future project that Midas has not described yet. You’re welcome!

They’ve also announced they will be pivoting to « CeDeFi ». Yes, that is indeed short for « centralized decentralized finance ». No, I am not joking.