Crypto derivatives exchange FTX is reportedly in talks to purchase Bithumb, one of South Korea’s top five cryptocurrency exchanges.

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Fast facts

  • The two exchanges have been discussing the deal for several months, according to an anonymous source who told Bloomberg.
  • Neither Bithumb nor FTX has responded to Forkast for comment on the matter as of press time.
  • FTX cofounder and chief executive Sam Bankman-Fried has supported firms that suffered a liquidity crisis such as BlockFi and Voyager Digital.
  • Bithumb is among the only five crypto exchanges that are licensed in South Korea to operate cash-to-crypto services.

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