Sam Bankman-Fried, chief executive officer of FTX exchange, denied a recent report by Bloomberg which stated that the venture capital subsidiary under FTX would merge with the VC operations under Alameda Research, a sister company of FTX.
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- “This seems like a big misrepresentation to me!” tweeted Bankman-Fried shortly after the article was published.
- “FTX’s venture investing is concentrated under FTX Ventures; that’s different from Alameda’s ventures,” the FTX CEO added.
- The Bloomberg article, published early morning Friday Asia time, reported that FTX “absorbed” the venture capital operations under Alameda Research in an aim to consolidate entities under Bankman-Fried’s empire.
- Alameda Research, the quantitative crypto trading firm founded by Bankman-Fried, recently saw one of its co-CEOs Sam Trabucco step down, leaving Caroline Ellison as the company’s only CEO.
- Alameda’s investment portfolio includes numerous crypto startups including trading firm Satori Research and non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Magic Eden.
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