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Crypto exchange FTX launches NFT marketplace for US-based customers

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Crypto exchange FTX has introduced a native NFT marketplace designed to capitalize on the sector’s parabolic growth over the last year.
After witnessing the parabolic growth of the nonfungible token (NFT) ecosystem since the turn of the year, popular cryptocurrency exchange FTX has become the latest crypto platform to announce the launch of a native NFT marketplace.
Exclusive for United States-based customers, the platform will enable users to mint, buy and sell NFTs — all traded cross-chain across the Ethereum and Solana blockchains. Deposits and withdrawals are also expected to be launched in the coming weeks, opening up the capability of depositing external NFTs onto the platform.
In an interview with CNBC’s Street Signs Asia two weeks ago, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried expressed caution over the rapid growth of the NFT space, suggesting that investors could become susceptible to vulnerability in such a dynamic market if improperly educated on the potential risks.
FTX isn’t the only crypto exchange to branch into this space during 2021. Direct competitor Binance launched its own NFT marketplace in June with a special “100 Creators” project in collaboration with the likes of soccer players Michael Owen and Alphonso Davies, as well as singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and artist Trevor Jones.

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