Pantera CEO on the FTX collapse: Blockchain didn’t fail

With the FTX exchange being highlighted all over the world of finance, trust in the crypto space seems to dwindle. However, Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead believes that there are two areas in crypto that truly work. 

According to the executive, narratives that question blockchain and call it a failure because of the FTX collapse are wrong. The Pantera CEO argued that there are several things in crypto that work, such as regulated exchanges and decentralized exchanges.

In a letter to investors, Morehead highlighted that while crypto detractors and skeptical regulators want are purporting the need for a different approach in blockchain trading, the solution is simple. He wrote: 

“There are exchanges like Coinbase, Kraken, and Bitstamp that, when a client sends money to them, they just put it in a bank. The solution is pretty straightforward.”

Apart from regulated exchanges, Morehead also believes that the decentralized finance space also worked well. Specifically, the Pantera CEO pointed toward decentralized exchanges like Uniswap, 0x, 1inch, Balancer and Dodo.

According to Morehead, business in the blockchain space is moving back to safe entities like such. The executive argued that FTX had nothing to do with blockchain’s promise, highlighting that “blockchain didn’t fail.”

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With the FTX collapse grabbing the attention of regulators around the globe, investing platform Superhero canceled its merger with the crypto exchange Swyftx. In a letter to its users, Superhero said that because of the current environment, the firm will unwind the merger and move on as separate companies.

Meanwhile, the former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has signed extradition papers and will be flown to the United States as he faces criminal charges. The former FTX CEO will face charges relating to wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, campaign finance violations and conspiracy to commit wire, commodities and securities fraud.