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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 be dwindling. 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 stated that while crypto detractors and skeptical regulators 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 works 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. The executive argued that FTX had nothing to do with blockchain’s promise, highlighting that “blockchain didn’t fail.”

Related: What blockchain analysis can and can't do to find FTX's missing funds: Blockchain.com CEO

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

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

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