Decentralized exchange (DEX) platform Serum (SRM) has shot up 130% over the last seven days after suffering through the collapse of crypto exchange FTX, which it heavily relied on.
According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, John Ray III, who took over as CEO of FTX last year after its disgraced founder Sam Bankman-Fried resigned, says that it’s possible for FTX to restart its crypto exchange business.
Ray, a bankruptcy specialist, told The Wall Street Journal that he’s created a task force that will explore the possibility of revitalizing FTX.com.
News of the possible reboot sent SRM flying, as it went from a seven-day low of $0.19 on January 14 to a local peak of $0.55 just two days later. The crypto asset has since stabilized and is changing hands for $0.425 at time of writing, a 6.5% drop on the day.
The disintegration of the FTX ecosystem last November greatly impacted the price of SRM, causing it to crash from $0.82 all the way down to $0.18.
At the time, Serum said the downfall of FTX caused the protocol’s program to become defunct and forced projects built on top of it, such as DEX Jupiter Exchange and liquidity provider Raydium (RAY), to move to other blockchains due to lack of security.
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