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Binance Considers Acquiring Troubled Competitor FTX

Binance Considers Acquiring Troubled Competitor FTX

World’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance shared a letter of intent for buying out one of its biggest competitors - FTX.

According to Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao, Binance’s creator and CEO, this could help solve the liquidity crisis.

Sam Bankman-Fried (also known as SBF), the creator of FTX, said that now things are falling into place as Binance will be the first and last investor of the exchange.

The terms haven’t been publicly announced and Binance retains its right to withdraw from the deal “at any given time”. CZ said his company has to do its due diligence before finalizing the purchase.

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According to SBF, this bailout could potentially be very positive for the whole crypto industry. He also stated his admiration for Zhao and what he has done for the sector by “creating a global crypto ecosystem” and “creating a freer economic world”. Bankman-Fried added that FTX is “in the best of hands”.

The crypto mogul said that currently the exchange is working on clearing the problems around customer withdrawals. Zhao tweeted earlier that Binance will sell its FTT holding after the leaked information about Alameda Research’s financial troubles.

After the announcement FTT jumped more than 22% while BNB made a 19.58% upward movement.

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