FTX is owned by FTX Trading LTD, a company incorporated in Antigua and Barbuda.
FTX is a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange built by traders, for traders. We strive to build a platform powerful enough for professional trading firms and intuitive enough for first-time users.
FTX is proud to have partnered with many leading cryptocurrency firms, including:
FTX was incubated by Alameda Research, a top cryptocurrency liquidity provider. Because of this FTX has had industry-leading orderbooks from day one.
FTX has quarterly and perpetual futures on the most important cryptocurrencies. We’ve designed our futures engine from the ground up, setting a new standard for the industry.
Our liquidation engine and backstop liquidity provider system provide a three step solution to handle margin calls, preventing clawbacks. Our centralized collateral wallet makes trading on FTX simple and efficient. And we’ve listed futures on coins the rest of the industry as neglected including USDT, BNB, and LEO.
FTX’s leveraged tokens provide a clean, automated way for users to get leverage. Our BULL, BEAR, and HEDGE tokens automatically manage their exposure, rebalancing to maintain their target leverage and prevent liquidations.
With leveraged tokens, you don’t need to micromanage your collateral or risk. And best of all, they’re ERC20 tokens, allowing you to withdraw them from the platform and trade them on your favorite spot venue.
Powered by Alameda Research, FTX has a 24/7 OTC portal. Users can receive quotes on over 20 coins instantly and trade them, accessing deep liquidity with no fees.
FTT is the FTX ecosystem utility token. Holders of FTT receive numerous benefits, including:
- Weekly buying and burning of fees
- Lower FTX trading fees
- OTC rebates
- Collateral for futures trading
- Socialized gains from the insurance fund
Sam B-F: CEO
Before founding Alameda, Sam was a trader on Jane Street Capital’s international ETF desk. He traded a variety of ETFs, futures, currencies, and equities, and designed their automated OTC trading system.
Gary W: CTO
Gary was a software developer at Google, where he developed price aggregation and serving systems for Google Flights. He graduated from MIT, majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Constance W: COO
Constance worked on private banking AML/KYC and risk controls in Credit Suisse before joining Huobi Global as a business development manager. There she focused on expanding institutional business and managing strategic partnerships in APAC for their crypto exchange.
Darren W: CMO
Darren was an early software engineer at Simility, a ML fraud detection startup which got acquired by PayPal. He audited smart contracts for projects like Wabi and was an early investor in dozens of ICOs. He graduated from Johns Hopkins, majoring in Applied Mathematics and Economics.
Jen C: CFO
Jen has had 10 years experience in private equity and fund operations. She was previously director of
investment accounting at Blackstone Group and AVP at Deutsche. She graduated from HKUST with an accounting major.
Nishad S: Director of Engineering
Nishad was a software engineer on the Applied Machine Learning team at Facebook. He graduated Summa cum laude from Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Andy C: Head of Business Development
Andy led operations for Susquehanna International Group’s crypto desk, helping it become one of the first big institutions to enter the space. He worked on SIG’s floor operations for Options trading for 5 years.
Alameda Research was founded with the goal of donating to the world’s most effective charities, and has donated over $4m in the last year to help save lives, prevent suffering, and ensure a brighter future.
FTX, together with Alameda Research, has pledged to donate a substantial fraction of its earnings to the world’s most effective charities.