Cryptocurrency exchange FTX.US has opened its stock trading platform to users across all U.S. states.
What Happened: Brett Harrison, president of FTX.US, announced the nationwide rollout of FTX Stocks in a tweet on Wednesday.
FTX Stocks is now live for US users!
Residents of all 50 states (yes, including NY!) as well as PR and USVI can sign up.
Trade hundreds of stocks and ETFs from both the web (https://t.co/dNB6shHp9j) and the FTX US Pro mobile app.
Feedback welcome! pic.twitter.com/hwzg2aTS0t
— Brett Harrison (@Brett_FTX) July 27, 2022
The exchange has listed hundreds of stocks that are immediately available for trading, including Tesla Inc TSLA, Microsoft Corporation MSFT, and Apple Inc AAPL.
FTX.US began testing the stock trading platform in a pilot program for select users in May, without disclosing when it would expand to include more states.
The platform will employ a zero-commission business model, offering customers no-fee brokerage accounts and commission-free trading.
Earlier this year, Harrison told CNBC that FTX Stocks would be more of a customer acquisition play than a money-making venture.
“To start, this isn’t going to be a profitable endeavor for us. Our goal is to be able to add this additional service for our customers to help bolster our existing business,” said Harrison at the time.
FTX.US is the U.S. affiliate of Sam Bankman-Fried-owned FTX. The platform primarily lets U.S-based users trade cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin BTC/USD, Ethereum ETH/USD and Dogecoin DOGE/USD.
Image and article originally from www.benzinga.com. Read the original article here.