FTX continues to build its empire
Sam Bankman-Fried Cultivates The Art Of The Meme – FTX, Now Considered One Of The Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange, Just Raised $ 420.69 Million As Part Of Expansion To Its Series B.
The company is now valued at $ 25 billion, a 39% gain since its previous gargantuan fundraiser of $ 900 million last July.
The company headed by the eminent Sam Bankman-Fried has received the support of 69 investors, including BlackRock, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and Sea Capital.
More surprisingly, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek also participated in this fundraiser.
With its new funds, FTX wants to expand into new jurisdictions and expand its empire. The company plans to continue acquiring startups in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, while developing new services in parallel.
“The additional capital and investor pool will allow us to deliver the experience our users deserve and address other adjacent market opportunities, including equities, predictive markets, NFTs, and video game partnerships,” »Said Ramnik Arora, product manager at FTX.
This year, FTX’s progress has been tremendous. The company’s press release tells us that the platform’s user base grew by 48% between July and October 2021. At the same time, the daily volume of transactions increased by 75%, and is now rising. at $ 14 billion on average.
Since its acquisition of LedgerX, a CFTC-regulated cryptocurrency futures and options platform, FTX has also moved closer to regulatory agencies.
At the moment, FTX is not targeted by the latter at all, unlike its biggest competitor, Binance. This helps FTX attract new users, and focus on the essentials: developing new products for its users.
As for the company’s revenue, Sam Bankman-Fried estimates that these will double over the next year, reaching $ 1 billion:
“Ideally, we’ll hit 3 or 4 times that number,” added the CEO of FTX.
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