(Reuters) – FTX digital currency futures and clearinghouse LedgerX have gone on sale and have attracted interest from crypto companies including Blockchain.com, Gemini, Bitpanda and Kalshi, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
There may be more than half a dozen other potential buyers for the crypto derivatives exchange, the people told Bloomberg, adding that several interested parties have signed non-disclosure agreements.
Blockchain.com, Gemini and Bitpanda did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment, while Kalshi could not be reached for comment.
Crypto trading platform FTX filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on November 11 in the biggest crypto bust to date, after traders pulled billions from the platform in three days and rival exchange Binance rejected a rescue deal.
LedgerX was removed from bankruptcy proceedings. FTX US was acquired last year to expand futures and crypto options trading.
(Reporting by Jyoti Narayan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler and Cynthia Osterman)