The whole checklist of entities that invested in FTX within the seed financing spherical in addition to within the A, B, and C funding rounds has been shared by nameless cryptocurrency analyst @frxresearch.
The CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, responded to the tweet which claimed that Binance Labs, a VC division of Binance that invested in FTX within the Collection A spherical, nonetheless holds its place within the FTX Token.
“We nonetheless have a bag of FTT,” he stated.
Claims that Binance deliberate to unload its FTT holdings as a defensive measure in opposition to FTX have been squashed by the corporate’s chief government, who famous that FTX has by no means been a rival.
The widely-held perception that Binance’s choice to promote its FTT holdings was a calculated assault on FTX has been debunked by “CZ,” who asserts that his trade has by no means seen FTX as a rival within the cryptocurrency market.
CZ made these feedback throughout a CNBC Squawk Field interview as he tried to supply his opinion on the latest FTX collapse, its relationship to Binance, and the autumn’s potential future ramifications on the bigger crypto sector.
“We had been by no means in opposition to them. We don’t deal with different smaller exchanges; focusing our vitality there doesn’t give us the most effective return,” CZ stated. He added that serving to to develop the trade would deliver in additional shoppers than taking clients from different exchanges. Therefore, Binance needs to develop the trade “along with different exchanges.”
When questioned concerning the causes behind Binance’s choice to bailout the FTX settlement, CZ cited a number of components.
After realizing that SBF had misled everybody, together with his shoppers and buyers, he disclosed that the Binance staff had found a big theft of money from FTX customers and famous that they might not belief any further information.