FTX’s FTT Token Crashes 78% in 24 Hours, Bitcoin Hits Yearly Low

InfoNesia.xyz – FTT is hemorrhaging value, crashing 78% in the past 24 hours from roughly $22 to $4.87, according to data from CoinGecko.

The FTX token reached a low of $3.12 Tuesday before rising slightly to above four dollars and then back to roughly $5.48 at time of writing. FTT is down nearly 93% from its all-time high of $84 in September of last year.

Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market cap, isn’t doing too well either. BTC is down nearly 10% in the past day, hitting a new yearly low of $17,579, per CoinGecko data.

BTC has fallen 73% from its all-time high of just over $69,000 in November 2021. BTC previously fell below the $18,000 mark earlier this year, slipping to $17,772 back in June.

The plummeting price of FTT comes as both Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao and FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried confirmed Tuesday that Binance would acquire FTX as the latter faced a “significant liquidity crunch.”

Just days ago, CZ shared that he was selling all of Binance’s holdings of FTT, worth at least $500 million.

“Due to recent revelations that have came to light, we have decided to liquidate any remaining FTT on our books,” CZ said Sunday, without disclosing exactly what the “revelations” were.

“We will try to do so in a way that minimizes market impact. Due to market conditions and limited liquidity, we expect this will take a few months to complete,” he added.

As part of Binance’s exit from FTX equity last year, Binance received roughly $2.1 billion USD equivalent in cash (BUSD and FTT). Due to recent revelations that have came to light, we have decided to liquidate any remaining FTT on our books. 1/4

— CZ 🔶 Binance (@cz_binance) November 6, 2022

FTX Exchange’s Token FTT Plummets Below $22 as Binance-Led Selling Continues

FTT has smashed through $22, a price many saw as the floor amid a new feud between industry titans. The proprietary token of crypto exchange FTX has fallen 22% in the past 24 hours, following …

Despite CZ’s expressed desire to minimize the impact of Binance’s FTT selloff, it’s still likely this initial announcement affected the price action of FTT. CZ denies causing any of FTX’s financial turmoil.

“There were also conspiracy theories that I somehow orchestrated this whole thing,” he wrote on Twitter Monday of FTX’s recent troubles. “If you read this thread, you would appreciate that no one can orchestrate this.”

CZ later provided a bit more context on why Binance was selling its FTT, calling it “post-exit risk management.”