FTX and SALT announce partnership and a new crypto event

Former US presidents and UK prime ministers have addressed previous SALT conferences

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Crypto derivatives exchange FTX has joined forces with thought leadership forum SALT – Photo: Alamy

FTX, the cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, has signed up to a multi-year partnership with thought leadership forum SALT, with the two organisations jointly launching a new event called Crypto Bahamas.

Notable speakers at previous SALT events have included the likes of former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush, former UK prime ministers David Cameron and Tony Blair, and Hollywood actors Will Smith and Al Pacino.

SALT describes itself as a global thought leadership and networking forum encompassing finance, technology and geopolitics. The networking forum was founded in 2009 by Anthony Scaramucci, who is CEO of global alternative investments firm SkyBridge, and who in 2017 was briefly the White House Director of Communications for then-president Donald Trump.

SkyBridge produces the SALT conferences.

The Crypto Bahamas event

The new Crypto Bahamas event will debut in April at the Baha Mar resort in Nassau. It will be an invitation-only event, designed to facilitate collaboration between leading crypto investors and well-known figures in the digital asset industry.

SALT events take place all around the world: in North America, Asia and the Middle East. SALT New York will be taking place in September at the newly expanded Jacob K Javits Convention Center.

“The most important company in crypto”

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, said: “In the financial markets space, SALT has been a leader in presenting industry events with a core focus on technology, finance, and entrepreneurship.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with SALT, both as a presenting partner for events around the world and developing a premier event with Crypto Bahamas, which will allow us to continue bridging the gap between traditional finance and digital asset investing.”

Scaramucci said: “We are thrilled to welcome FTX as SALT’s premier global partner and to launch Crypto Bahamas. Sam and the FTX team are building the most important company in crypto and the financial industry more broadly. We are excited to be part of their journey.”

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