Crypto Exchange Platform FTX Reaches $18B USD Valuation After Raising $900M

Revenues grew by a factor of 75 since its last funding round in 2020.

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FTX has just pulled off the largest fundraiser in the history of cryptocurrency exchanges.

Bringing in sums from more than 60 different investors — including SoftBank, Sequoia, Thomas Bravo Ribbit Capital and even other crypto exchanges such as Coinbase and Circle — the major crypto platform raised a whopping $900 million USD, towering over the previous records of Circle’s $440 million USD two months earlier and BlockFi’s $350 million USD back in March.

With $1.1 billion USD in daily volume, the exchange is one of the top five in the world. Its Series B round now gives FTX a valuation of roughly $18 billion USD just two years after its launch back in May 2019. Revenues have grown by a factor of 10 over the course of this year alone and have increased by a factor of 75 since its Series A funding round back in 2020. According to FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, the new funds will be used to further its business in a number of ways, including strategic investments, growing the service’s user base, and expansions in both its partnerships and product lines.

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