FTX US opened its Chicago office on Wednesday, the expansion forms part of the cryptocurrency exchange company’s plans to bolster its presence in the United States.
West Realm Shire Services, in charge of cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, FTX’s US wing, FTX US on Wednesday, the 16th of June, announced the opening of the exchange platform’s Chicago Office. The expansion in the Illinois territory falls in line with the operation’s plans of becoming a leading blockchain player in the United States.
“This is a vital next step for FTX.US. Chicago is one of the largest financial centers in the US and the depths of the talent pool here are endless. We look forward to drawing on this as we rapidly expand our team. Inclusion is a strong value of our company, and we intend to hire a workforce that reflects all of the brilliance and diversity of the city of Chicago.”Brett Harrison, President of FTX US.
The move, states the blockchain company, is due to Chicago’s status as one of the country’s top financial hubs. The firm also plans to hire locally, which will open up employment opportunities for the regions, tech and financial professionals, as the firm builds up its software engineering, business development, legal, compliance, as well as marketing teams.
“We want to be more than just a ‘good neighbor’ in the cities we operate in. Our goal is to become a thoughtful and dedicated member of the Chicago community. We look forward to forging deep connections with local institutions and community leaders and learning how we can best contribute to the city of Chicago.”Harrison.