As the FTX collapse continues to cause turmoil in the crypto industry, various crypto exchanges have delisted FTX Token (FTT) on their platforms.
In an announcement, crypto exchange Binance highlighted that they have removed the FTT/BTC, FTT/BNB, FTT/ETH and FTT/USDT trading pairs on their platform citing that the pairs failed to pass their recent reviews. However, the exchange noted that the FTT/BUSD pair is still available on its exchange.
At #Binance we conduct regular reviews of listed assets to ensure they meet our standards to protect our users.
Based on our recent reviews, we will remove and cease trading of several $FTT trading pairs on 2022-11-15 04:30 (UTC):
— Binance (@binance) November 14, 2022
The decision follows requests from community members to delist the token. In a tweet, influencer Cevo urged Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao to immediately take action against FTT, suggesting delisting everything FTX related to protect the exchanges’ customers.
Apart from Binance, BitMEX has delisted the perpetual swap contracts connected to FTT. This includes its FTT/USD and FTT/USDT pairs. The exchange cited a reduction in spot trading of the pairs as its reason for delisting. Like BitMEX, KuCoin has also delisted its FTT/USDT perpetual contract on KuCoin Futures.
Meanwhile, Zipmex has also announced that they will be delisting FTT on Nov. 22, 2022, but will leave withdrawals open until February 14, 2023.
Days after the beginning of the FTX crisis, its former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried tweeted various cryptic messages, attracting wild theories and speculation within the crypto community. Some theorized that the tweets could be an act by Bankman-Fried to potentially make a defense by claiming insanity if he's ever taken to court.
After the FTX fraud was brought to light, an interview with Bankman-Fried in the New York Times garnered criticisms from crypto Twitter for seemingly defending the actions of the former FTX CEO. Many criticized the mainstream media outlet for attempting to change the narrative around his alleged financial crimes.