FTX is a cryptocurrency exchange built by traders, for traders. FTX offers innovative products including industry-first derivatives. We strive to build a platform powerful enough for professional trading firms and intuitive enough for first-time users.
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, limiting clawbacks. Our centralized collateral wallet makes trading on FTX simple and efficient. And we’ve listed futures on coins the rest of the industry has neglected including USDT, BNB, and LEO.
FTX’s leveraged tokens provide a clean, automated way for users to get leverage. Our BULL and BEAR tokens automatically manage their exposure, rebalancing daily 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.
FTX has entered the options space with its industry-first MOVE contracts. MOVE contracts are futures that expire to the raw amount BTC moves in a time period, letting users trade on the amount bitcoin is going to move without having to know the direction.
24/7 OTC services offered by Alameda Research. 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
- Collateral for futures trading
- Socialized gains from the insurance fund
FTX was incubated by Alameda Research Ltd., a top cryptocurrency liquidity provider. FTX has had industry-leading orderbooks from day one.
FTX even offers some tokens allowing users to predict results such as elections for entertainment purposes.
FTX is proud to have partnered or collaborated with many leading cryptocurrency firms, including but not limited to:
Our Founders and Team
Sam Bankman-Fried: CEO and Founder
Before founding Alameda and then FTX, 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. He graduated from MIT with a degree in physics.
Gary Wang: CTO and Founder
Gary was a software engineer at Google prior to founding Alameda and FTX with Sam. There, he built systems to aggregate prices across millions of flights, decreasing latency and memory usage by over 50%. He graduated from MIT with a degree in Mathematics with Computer Science.
Nishad Singh: Head of Engineering
Prior to joining FTX, Nishad was a software engineer on Facebook’s Applied Machine Learning team. He graduated summa cum laude from Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Dan Friedberg: General Counsel
Prior to joining FTX, Dan was a partner at Fenwick & West LLP. There, he led the cryptocurrency practice, and was the chair of the Payment Systems group, counseling clients from entrepreneurs and startup companies to publicly traded companies in various industries including manufacturing, consumer products and services, biotechnology, gaming and software. Dan’s specialty is regulatory compliance. Dan received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, cum laude, as well as his M.B.A.
Jen Chan: CFO
Jen is armed with over a decade of executive management experiences in global financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank, BlackStone, KPMG and Alter Domus. Her last position before joining FTX in October 2018 was with Alter Domus as Head of the Hong Kong office. Jen graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and is a CPA.
Constance Wang: COO
Constance worked on private banking AML/KYC and risk controls in Credit Suisse before joining Huobi Global as a business development manager, focusing on expanding their institutional business in APAC.
Darren Wong: 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.
Michael Burgess: Head of Partnerships
Michael was a project management consultant for a diversified energy company prior to joining FTX. While there he designed and built a number of risk management and financial models which are now being used across all the company's land holdings. He graduated from Sydney Business School with a Masters of Applied Finance.
FTX is owned by FTX Trading LTD, a company incorporated in Antigua and Barbuda.
FTX was founded with the goal of donating to the world’s most effective charities. FTX, its affiliates, and its employees have donated over $10m to help save lives, prevent suffering, and ensure a brighter future.
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FTX Crypto Derivatives Exchange: https://ftx.com
FTX Telegram Communities
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India - https://t.me/FTX_India_Official
Spanish - https://t.me/Ftx_Spanish_Official
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Dutch - https://t.me/FTX_Dutch_Official
Africa - https://t.me/FTX_Africa
WeChat - FTX_Official
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ftx.official/
SBF Twitter - https://twitter.com/SBF_Alameda
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3r0upC_xJ9SvtaCKNUtosA