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FTX. US announced the establishment of its headquarters in Chicago and the launch of a community economy pilot program

2022-05-15 05:32:29FTX digital asset derivatives trading platform

American compliance exchange FTX.US Today announced the establishment of headquarters in Chicago , And hand in hand Equity and Transformation(EAT) Launch community economy and education programs .

FTX.US Announced the establishment of headquarters in Chicago , And launch a pilot program of community economy

5 month 10 Japan ,FTX.US Announced the establishment of headquarters in Chicago , And launch a community pilot program . The plan will start with 100 A Chicago family offers a free bank account and financial card 、 monthly 500 Subsidy income of USD 、 Investment tools , And provide financial education .

FTX.US The pilot program was supported by non-profit organizations Equity and Transformation (EAT) Chicago Future Fund (The Chicago Future Funds) Inspired by the , It is also a supplementary plan to the Fund .

EAT It is a community led non-governmental organization , Founded on 2018 year , Its mission is to increase the economic income of the black community in Chicago . They believe that the current system keeps minorities out of the economic system . and EAT The Chicago future fund is now working for the Chicago Community West Garfield Park Residents of provide a minimum guaranteed income .

EAT Founder and executive director of Richard Wallace Express :

“FTX Our pilot program helps those who are excluded by the existing system , Let's take another step forward in repairing the cracks in the community .”

The mayor of Chicago praised FTX: Make the recovery after the epidemic more equitable

Besides , Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot Also launched a community safety program “Invest South/West”, The program is one of the largest monthly cash assistance programs in the United States , In support of 5,000 A low-income family , monthly 500 dollar , a 12 Months .

Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot Also on the FTX Our plan was affirmed :

"FTX The pilot program ensures that residents from specific minority backgrounds can receive stable cash assistance 、 Financial services and financial education . Thank you very much FTX and EAT Cooperation contributed to this , So that the recovery after the COVID-19 can be more equitable , Can accommodate all ethnic groups ."

FTX.US Announced the establishment of headquarters in Chicago , And launch a pilot program of community economy

The national opinion center at the University of Chicago found , Among the population with cryptocurrency 44% It's a minority . Asian 、 African American 、 Hispanic Americans are more likely than whites to participate in the encryption market .

This is because half of African American families in the United States do not have a bank , Or the bank account balance is zero . This produces “ Alternative financial services ”, Its current output value has reached 376 Billion dollars . The crypto economy also has a precedent that can replace financial services , Provide more financial inclusiveness , This also contributed to FTX Our pilot program .

It is reported that ,FTX Now the pilot plan will use FTX A bank account with zero handling charges , And financial education services , Help the first 100 A Chicago family participates in the financial system ; In the future, more than... Will be launched in the United States 90 A similar plan . Through this large-scale demonstration of financial inclusion for families , throw away a brick in order to get a gem , Let more people know that financial inclusiveness is feasible .

FTX An academic partner will be invited to conduct research , Understand monthly 500 How will the guaranteed income of US dollars and supporting education and financial services affect the financial stability of families .

FTX.US President Brett Harrison Express :

" about FTX.US Come on , It's our honor to settle down in Chicago . The city has long supported financial technology innovation . This is what we work together EAT, Provide community families 500 Supplementary income of $ 、 Financial knowledge education 、 The reason for a zero fee financial account . Whether as a company , Or increase Chicago's financial inclusiveness , We all look forward to growing up in Chicago ."

Deputy Secretary of the Department of economic and community development in Chicago Samir Mayekar In conclusion :

" Over the past decade , Chicago is already financial technology 、 The center of cryptocurrency and blockchain industry . These companies also promise that financial inclusion is possible . thank FTX Support us , And I'm glad they settled in Chicago , Be part of this big family ."

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