FTX acquired Japanese crypto exchange Liquid Group to serve Japanese customers through its new subsidiary.
- The deal is expected to close in March, according to a press release on Wednesday.
- The companies did not disclose the acquisition value. In April 2019, Liquid's valuation was over $1 billion.
- FTX also acquired Quoine, one of 30 exchanges registered with Japan's Financial Service Agency (FSA), which holds a Type I Financial Instruments Business license for trading securities and derivatives.
- FTX and Liquid Group did not respond to request for comment.
- FTX will integrate its products and transfer all existing Japanese users to Liquid. The user transfer will take effect on March 30.
- On Monday, FTX announced it closed a $400 million Series C round at a $32 billion valuation.
- On Tuesday, crypto finance unicorn Amber Group announced the acquisition of DeCurret, another exchange registered with the FSA, to tap into the Japanese market.
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