FTX has acquired a thirty percent stake in SkyBridge Capital.
Anthony Scaramucci, the managing partner of SkyBridge and its founder, has said that Bankman-Fried is a part of this "small Cosmos" of external investors, and that SkyBridge would like to engage with these investors. He made this statement regarding Bankman-Fried. This remark demonstrates that SkyBridge has no plans to modify the investment approach it currently employs. In addition, he stated that this will never significantly affect their day-to-day operations and deals, as well as the possibility that they will never change their tactics.
He stated that their corporation will always operate as an exclusive asset management company, investing a significant amount in blockchain technology. According to the company's website, on June 30th, SkyBridge successfully raised about $2.5 billion, which included approximately $800 million value of various digital assets. During the course of the past year, the two groups worked together to host the Crypto Bahamas Conference as well as the SkyBridge Alternatives Conference.
Sam Bankman-Fried revealed that they formed a partnership during the course of the preceding year, and as a result, they now have the wonderful potential to bring together the communities of those dealing in traditional assets and those dealing in digital assets. In 2020, when SkyBridge Capital began making investments in Bitcoin, Scaramucci became an outspoken advocate for cryptocurrency in general.
In the midst of the crypto winter, FTX Ignites Its Acquisition Fury.
In the year 2020, Skybridge began investing in Bitcoin (BTC), and ever since that year, Scaramucci has filled the role of an active vocal person for cryptocurrencies. Scaramucci has been a loud proponent of cryptocurrency. Despite the fact that the partnership announced in July that it would temporarily halt withdrawals from its crypt-exposed fund known as Legion Strategies, it appears that the collapse of the cryptocurrency market has had no impact on its operations. In the midst of the beginning of the crypto winter, the Bankman-Fried company began the process of acquisition.
During the month of May, Bankman-Fried completed the purchase of a 7.6% share in Robinhood (an online platform for brokerage). In the month of July, FTX US increased the maximum amount of credit it could extend to BlockFi to more than $400 million. In the month of July, the business made an offer to purchase some of the debts that Voyager Digital had assumed (a bankrupt company). In addition, it has required the undertaking of activities using conventional forms of funding.