Ren Protocol, the leading cross-chain bridge platform, has made headlines after announcing the transfer of all its crypto assets to FTX debtors’ wallets.

Ren Protocol’s decision comes after FTX, Alameda Research, and other affiliates acquired the platform in 2022, authorizing and directing the transfer to safeguard their assets in case of a potential shutdown of their systems and infrastructure.

Ren Protocol has assured its users that the move will be executed through a segregated wallet specific to Ren’s assets, separating the funds from other debtor wallets. With the transfer of assets, investors can rest assured that their holdings are secure and protected.

The move to transfer assets to FTX debtors’ wallets aligns with Ren Protocol’s mission to push interoperability within the decentralized finance (DeFi) space. In 2022, Ren Protocol joined forces with Alameda Research, one of the most prominent liquidity providers in the industry, to gather more resources and further its mission.

Despite Ren Protocol’s best efforts, things did not go as planned after FTX and Alameda Research experienced one of the biggest collapses in crypto history. Ren Protocol advised its users to unwrap their tokens in the Ren 1.0 network and bring them back to the main chains. The network was forced to shut down due to the events surrounding Alameda Research.

As expected, community members have responded with varying sentiments to the news of Ren Protocol’s asset transfer. Some Twitter users expressed concerns that Ren Protocol is “getting rugged” legally, while others remained in disbelief at what was happening. Some even speculated that this is a move from insiders to short the Ren (REN) token.