The total valuation of the exchange is now at $32 billion

FTX to raise $1 billion to buy new crypto companies

22.09.2022 - 11:00


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What’s new? Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is in talks with investors to raise $1 billion to buy new companies operating in the field of digital assets. According to CNBC sources, this funding will keep the platform’s preliminary valuation at $32 billion. Confidential negotiations are underway and the terms of the deal are subject to change. FTX investors include Temasek, SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2, and Tiger Global.

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What is known about FTX? It is a centralized cryptocurrency exchange for trading derivatives headquartered in the Bahamas. It was created in 2018 by trader Sam Bankman-Fried and programmer Gary Wang. As of 2022, the platform has more than one million registered users. Its daily trading volume as of September 22 is $2,9 billion, according to CoinMarketCap. The platform features 340 coins and 524 currency pairs.

Earlier, it was reported that the venture division of FTX plans to buy a stake in investment company SkyBridge Capital.

Also, Sam Bankman-Fried’s companies won the auction to buy the assets of the bankrupt crypto broker Voyager Digital. Under the terms of the deal, Alameda Research will pay off $200 million in debts to creditors of the crypto broker.

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