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FTX Seeks to Establish Substantial Presence in U.S. with Miami Office


u.today 10 June 2021 14:07, UTC
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Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange FTX has plans to establish a "substantial presence" in the U.S.

According to a June 10 report by the Miami Herald, the company plans to open an office in the Magic City.

CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has not shared any details concerning how many people the exchange plans to hire in Miami.

In March, the exchange reached a $135 million naming rights deal with Miami-Dade County to rename American Airlines Arena to FTX Arena.

While FTX does not allow U.S. users to trade, it also has a local exchange called FTX.US that was launched back in May 2020.

A mecca for crypto businesses

South Florida has become a key destination for financial firms because of its low corporate tax and zero income tax, with the likes of Blackstone moving to open offices there.

Miami has turned into a mecca for crypto firms even more because of Mayor Francis Suarez's pro-crypto policies.

The recently held Bitcoin 2021 conference ended up being the biggest crypto event ever, with over 12,000 attendees.


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