The come-up of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange has been one of the most inspiring stories out of the crypto space. Its success put its CEO Sam Bankman-Friend on the path to become one of the richest crypto billionaires. The 29-year-old was featured on the Forbes 2021 List of 400 Richest People In America, which saw the CEO named as the richest crypto billionaire.
Although FTX has had an impressive track record, the road to the present was not always an easy one. CEO Sam Bankman-Fried opened up on some of the challenges the exchange encountered when it had opened its doors for business. In a piece on Bloomberg Businessweek, the CEO revealed that the crypto exchange had faced significant challenges in getting the banks onboard.