At a bankruptcy hearing a federal judge ended a long-running dispute between FTX’s largest creditor and FTX, signaling that the court may try to accelerate efforts to recover FTX customers’ funds from the failed crypto company’s estate.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge John Dorsey of Delaware has scheduled an early 2019 hearing to determine the debt owed by the crypto exchange to the IRS. This is a major sticking point in efforts to compensate the many victims of the exchange. The IRS is FTX’s biggest creditor and must be settled before FTX victims can recover their losses.

During the hearing on bankruptcy, the judge stated that while FTX was “a complex case”, it still needed to be resolved faster.

He said, “The idea in bankruptcy is to arrive at conclusions as quickly as possible and to be as accurate as we can without wasting time or resources for the state and other creditors.”

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According to IRS calculations, the crypto company owes unpaid taxes of $24 billion. It has fought tenaciously for court recognition.

Uncertainty exists as to whether the IRS will be able to increase its recovery due to the court’s estimation of FTX’s tax debt. IRS is one of the first creditors in bankruptcy cases to get paid, but Judge Dorsey warned that the agency should temper expectations about a multibillion-dollar payout.

“You may not reach a point at which the debtors are liable for any taxes.” He said that they might owe some taxes or a few millions, or even tens of million of dollars. “I do not know because they have no evidence.”

He told the IRS attorneys and FTX lawyers to work together and dig into FTX’s financial records to avoid a trial.

Nikhilesh De.