Ask a question to Sam Bankman-Fried, Co-Founder and CEO of FTX Exchange

I’ll be interviewing Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), Co-founder and CEO of FTX Exchange on 11th August 2020 at 6:30am (UTC)!

In the interview we will be discussing:

  • DeFi Mania – Is FTX going big on Decentralised Finance (DeFi)?
  • What can we expect from FTX in 2020?
  • What are the market trends and what can we expect?

What is FTX Exchange? FTX Exchange was launched in 2019 by SBF and Gary Wang (CTO). The motto of the exchange has been “by traders for traders”, with the objective of offering a wider range of trading compared to other exchanges. FTX’s main base of operations is in Hong Kong. The Exchange is owned by FTX Trading Limited, a company incorporated in Antigua and Barbuda.

Though new, FTX has raced itself to become an exchange of choice for many traders. It currently ranks no.5 of all derivative exchanges based on open interest and trade volume. It is also getting a lot of attention recently because they are creating and will soon launch of Serum ($SRM), a Decentralised Exchange (DEX) which is built on the Solana blockchain. They also recently did an Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) of Serum’s native token, SRM which was oversubscribed.

Who is Sam Bankman-Fried? Aside from being the 27 year old(!) Co-founder and CEO of FTX, Sam comes from a strong trading background. He is also the Co-founder of Alameda research – a quant trading firm that is responsible for 30% of the market trading volume on major exchanges.

This video is aimed at all levels of cryptocurrency enthusiasts so feel free to ask Sam your burning questions about DeFi, cryptocurrency projects, exchanges, and this space in general. I’ll personally be giving out prizes for:

  • Most Creative Question;
  • Most Insightful Question; and
  • Funniest / Weirdest Question.

To ask a question, leave a comment in this post below!

Event Time: 11th August 2020 at 6:30am (UTC)

To learn more about FTX, check out our FTX exchange review.


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  1. Why did you go for Solana blockchain for Project Serum given that the number of tools/services around Solana ecosystem are way less compared to others?

  2. Zero withdrawal fee was the first thing that attracted me any most of my friends on FTX. Since majority of tokens on FTX are Ethereum based and transaction fees is skyrocketing, do you plan to change that anytime soon to cancel this free withdrawal service?

  3. What is the current top technical priority for you guys? I see that you have planned a system upgrade on 13th August. Can you highlight on that and others that are in pipeline?


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