In a recent statement on the X platform ( formerly Twitter), The CEO of BackPack, UAE regulated crypto exchange, announced that the crypto exchange had expanded to reach 11 US states, including California, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, Wyoming and others.

CEO Armani Ferrante outlined plans to consolidate the exchange’s presence in the US, saying, “Today, we beginning our journey to bring Backpack Exchange into the USA. It’ll be slow. It’ll be steady. It’ll be hard. But it’ll be worth it. If we don’t support your state yet, hold on. We’ll get there. This is something that will take years to complete. But we’re committed to doing it right.”

The exchange, currently in its beta phase, facilitates spot trading activities and intends to diversify into derivatives, margin trading, and more as it secures additional licenses globally.

Backpack was co-founded by Can Sun, former general counsel at FTX, and Ferrante, previously and a software developer at Alameda Research.

The Backpack Exchange platform boasts multiple licenses across global jurisdictions, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Lithuania, Australia, and the United States.

In October 2023, BackPack Web3 non-custodial XNFT wallet and exchange received a full license by Dubai Virtual asset regulatory authority allowing it to run a regulated crypto exchange in UAE. Backpack, which was considered one of top 30 best crypto wallets in 2023, was developed by Coral. It offers XNFTs built on Solana Blockchain.

Backpack Exchange is set to launch in private beta for its community members in November before going live to the public in Q1 2024.

UAE based Trek Labs Ltd FZE, will launch under the name Backpack Exchange. This license only covers Backpack Exchange and not any of the other virtual asset products and services offered by Backpack.