FTX crypto exchange expands to Bahamas with new registration

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FTX, one of many world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, continues increasing operations by inking main regulatory approval in The Bahamas.

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas has registered FTX Digital Markets, the Bahamian subsidiary of the worldwide FTX crypto exchange, as an official digital asset business, the agency announced Sept. 20.

The regulatory approval is granted below the Digital Asset Registered Bill of The Bahamas, the nation’s new digital asset-related laws that came into force in late 2020. Also often known as the DARE Act, the laws establishes a complete regulatory framework for digital asset operations in The Bahamas, regulating and supervising digital asset service suppliers.

The regulatory approval will assist FTX set up a “substantial presence” in The Bahamas because the exchange continues to increase its international presence. Ryan Salame, former head of over-the-counter buying and selling at Alameda Research, has already joined FTX Digital Markets as CEO, and will probably be chargeable for managing FTX’s native initiatives.

“The relationship we have fostered with local regulators culminating with us being authorized under the framework offered through the DARE Act, gives me confidence that we’ll be able to work closely with regulators to make sure our offerings are compliant in multiple jurisdictions,” Salame mentioned.

FTX didn’t specify what crypto companies it’s planning to roll out in The Bahamas as a part of its new growth. Cointelegraph reached out to FTX and can replace the story pending new info.

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FTX is among the largest crypto exchanges on this planet, working greater than $3.5 billion in each day buying and selling volumes on the time of writing, in accordance to information from CoinMarketCap. The firm has been actively increasing its operations and buying main trade gamers after closing a $900 million funding round in July. In late August, the corporate announced acquisition of LedgerX, a licensed choices and futures buying and selling platform within the United States.