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Sridhar Vembu says he had 'never heard of FTX' until its recent crisis

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Zoho CEO Sridhar has recently said that he had never heard of the world's second-largest cryptocurrency exchange FTX or its founder Sam Bankman-Fried until its recent liquidity crisis."Until the recent saga, I had never heard of SBF or FTX.

I knew of BTC and ETH and had read the original Bitcoin paper and that was about the extent of my interest," Vembu tweeted.BTC and ETH are the codes for cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum.Until the recent saga, I had never heard of SBF or FTX.

I knew of BTC and ETH and had read the original Bitcoin paper and that was about the extent of my interest. I concluded early on I will stick with gold, as opposed to random bit strings, as the long term store of value.Apart from the liquidity crunch, FTX faced another massive setback when a deal with its rival Binance -- world's largest cryptocurrency exchange -- fell through.

Binance had agreed to buy FTX but it backed out because the "issues are beyond our control or ability to help,” the company had stated.Read more: Bankman-Fried's FTX, senior staff, parents bought Bahamas property worth $300 millionAmid the crisis, Sridhar Vembu's decision to invest in gold instead of cryptocurrency struck a chord with some Twitter users."Absolutely!

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