The recent FTX collapse has impacted the entire crypto industry and even US stocks quite badly. Due to the collapse, the prices of even some of the most popular coins i.e. BTC and ETC went down.
What is FTX?
Before getting into FTX collapse, let’s just talk a little bit about it. Founded in 2018 by former Jane Street Capital international exchange-traded funds trader and an MIT graduate “Sam Bankman-Fried”, FTX Exchange is considered one of the leading centralized cryptocurrency exchanges that specialize in derivatives and leveraged products. Derivatives, Leveraged tokens, options & volatility products are the products offered by FTX. It also provided spot markets in more than 300 cryptocurrency trading pairs including BTC/USDT, ETH/USDT, XRP/USDT, and its native token FTT/USDT.
The FTX Collapse:
FTX petitioned for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 11, 2022, after a quick go-wrong. The organization’s valuation plunged from $32 billion to liquidation surprisingly fast, hauling down the CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s $16 billion total assets to approach zero. FTX’s collapse was a huge shock for the volatile crypto market. It all resulted in billions of lost in value and dropped under $1 trillion.
The outcomes of FTX collapse and breakdown will probably affect cryptocurrencies well into the future and really might haul down more extensive business sectors. On Nov. 16, 2022, a legal claim was filed in a Florida government court, charging that Sam Bankman-Fried made a fake cryptocurrency scheme intended to exploit unsophisticated financial backers from the nation over. Different VIPs named in the claim incorporate Steph Curry, Shohei Ohtani, Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin O’Leary, Naomi Osaka, and Larry David, who supposedly assisted Bankman-Fried with the plan.
At the point when the cryptocurrency industry encountered a $2 trillion crash in May, FTX offered monetary lifesavers to a few falling firms. Its fall has undulated through the market: Lenders, for example, BlockFi and Genesis have reported a pause in their operations due to this collapse. The cost of FTT, a local cryptocurrency token for FTX, has gone down to more than 90% since Nov. 8. The cost of Bitcoin is down around 19% this month, and the cost of Ether is down around 24%.
This year for sure was not the best one for the crypto industry. Let’s hope for the best and see what’s waiting for us in the future of crypto.