Category: Sam Bankman-Fried

FTX Launches $2 Billion Venture Capital Fund Focused on Bolstering Blockchain, Web3 Adoption

FTX Launches $2 Billion Venture Capital Fund Focused on Bolstering Blockchain, Web3 Adoption

The cryptocurrency firm FTX has announced the launch of a $2 billion venture capital fund called FTX Ventures. The fund’s focus will be on advancing blockchain and Web3 technology alongside investments in “social, gaming, fintech, software, and healthcare.” FTX Reveals $2 Billion Venture Capital Fund, Hires Lightspeed Partner Amy Wu FTX Trading Limited has announced […]

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FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried is Optimistic About Global Crypto Adoption

As the various individuals, corporate bodies, and governments worldwide continue to define whether they could adopt crypto institutionally and how, the founder of FTX exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried, has waded into the discussion.  SBF, as he is popularly known, argues that if there is enough clarity from regulatory bodies or individuals in every part of the […]

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Regulations, scaling, payments – FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried gives his 2022 predictions

2022 will see regulators dig deeper into the cryptocurrency industry and hopefully, they will enable developers and adopters to operate freely. The year will also see cryptocurrency projects work on scaling as they attempt to lure merchants for payments, Sam Bankman-Fried believes. 2021 has been a great year for digital currencies, with adoption at an […]

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What made Sam Bankman-Fried launch FTX — and what he now thinks about the world (Part 2)

What made Sam Bankman-Fried launch FTX — and what he now thinks about the world (Part 2)

Sam Bankman-Fried, the billionaire founder of crypto exchange FTX, joins The Scoop to close out 2021 in a two-part episode that explores the origin story of the increasingly ubiquitous trading venue, Bankman-Fried’s worldview, and what he expects for the digital asset market in the year to come. In Part 2 of this episode, Bankman-Fried and […]

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2 Cryptocurrency Companies Purchased Ad Slots for 2022’s Super Bowl

2 Cryptocurrency Companies Purchased Ad Slots for 2022’s Super Bowl

On Wednesday, the Singapore-based digital currency exchange Crypto.com told the press that the firm purchased a 2022 Super Bowl advertisement slot. The firm follows the exchange FTX after the trading platform purchased a Super Bowl advertisement slot in October. Crypto.com Tells the Press the Exchange Purchased a Super Bowl LVI Advertisement Purchasing an ad slot […]

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What made Sam Bankman-Fried launch FTX — and what he now thinks about the world (Part 1)

What made Sam Bankman-Fried launch FTX — and what he now thinks about the world (Part 1)

Sam Bankman-Fried, the billionaire founder of crypto exchange FTX, joins The Scoop to close out 2021 in a two-part episode that explores the origin story of the increasingly ubiquitous trading venue, Bankman-Fried’s worldview, and what he expects for the digital asset market in the year to come. We begin with Part 1, during which the […]

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Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani Joins FTX’s Global Ambassadors, MLB Superstar to Be Paid in Crypto

Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani Joins FTX’s Global Ambassadors, MLB Superstar to Be Paid in Crypto

The cryptocurrency firm FTX Trading Ltd. announced on Tuesday that the Major League Baseball (MLB) legend Shohei Ohtani also known as “Shotime” has joined the company’s global ambassadors. According to the announcement Ohtani will be paid in cryptocurrencies and will acquire an equity stake in the crypto company. Angels’ Shotime Joins FTX At the end […]

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FTX CEO: Social media on the blockchain could be ‘absolutely huge’

FTX CEO: Social media on the blockchain could be ‘absolutely huge’

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried thinks that applying blockchain technology to social media could be a big opportunity.  Speaking at Breakpoint, in Lisbon, the crypto billionaire said, “I think social media on the blockchain — I continue to think this could be absolutely huge. I think it solves a lot of existing pain points, which are […]

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African Fintech Giant Raises $150 Million in Funding Round Led by FTX, Firm Now Valued at Over $2 Billion

African Fintech Giant Raises $150 Million in Funding Round Led by FTX, Firm Now Valued at Over $2 Billion

Chipper Cash, one of Africa’s biggest fintechs, recently concluded a Series C extension funding round in which it raised $150 million, a report by Techcrunch has revealed. New Investors Participate in Latest Round According to the report, this latest funding round — which was led by Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX — comes barely six months after […]

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