- Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of global crypto exchange FTX, stated that the company intends to expand through acquisitions in order to extend its product offerings.
- FTX wants to invest billions of dollars in other companies with proceeds from recent fundraising rounds.
- Despite the volatility in the crypto and equities markets, the crypto behemoth is developing in both the crypto and traditional financial sectors.
On Saturday, FTX’s CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried, stated that the company seeks to expand through acquisitions in order to extend its product offerings. Sam Bankman-Fried plans to invest billions of dollars to acquire shares in other companies in order to broaden the company’s product offerings.
“FTX is a profitable firm,” claimed the CEO in an interview. “Take a look at how much money we’ve raised in the last year or two – it’s in the billions of dollars. That provides us a sense of where we are in terms of cash, which was deliberately considered from the perspective of a potential acquisition.”
The recent rounds of funding by FTX and its US business, which totaled more than $2 billion, could be used to support the relocation, according to billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried.
Bankman-Fried, 30, has become one of the most well-known figures in the cryptocurrency world. With Super Bowl advertisements, naming rights to the Miami Heat’s home court, and its insignia on Major League Baseball umpire jerseys, FTX broke into the mainstream. FTX has lately made ripples in conventional economic circles with a strategy that could eliminate the need for brokerages to clear various derivatives.
In January, the crypto behemoth raised $400 million, boosting its market capitalization to nearly $32 billion. The corporation intends to make acquisitions with the $2 billion raised in the last six months. FTX is on a spending binge as accessible capital expands, despite the crypto market fall.
FTX is looking to buy companies with substantial client bases and staff with deep experience in areas where the company lacks. For example, the crypto behemoth purchased LedgerX in order to enter the US crypto derivatives market. Sam Bankman-Fried recently bought a 7.6% interest in Robinhood, a no-commission stock and cryptocurrency trading software.
On May 19, FTX launched commission-free stock trading for US users, with ETFs, futures, and other services to follow in the coming months. In the long run, the crypto exchange hopes to provide an all-in-one financial services app.
Bankman-Fried, the FTX co-founder, went on to say that the company wants to be able to offer customers more products so that they can stay on the platform for all of their needs. In terms of purchases, Bankman-Fried indicated that the agency is keeping a close eye on the market. The FTX government went on to say:
“It’s something we’ll always be on the lookout for and keeping our ears to the ground on.”
FTX’s aspirations necessitate a significant amount of time spent dealing with Washington regulators, and he has been visiting the US capital virtually every other week.
While Bankman-Fried said his company is working with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission as it extends its market services, FTX is not aiming to apply for a federal bank licence, as some crypto companies have done.