FTX Austin Experience Promotion 


Sponsored by West Realm Shires Services, Inc. d/b/a FTX U.S. (“Sponsor”). 


The “FTX Austin Experience” Promotion (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on September 11, 2022 at 12:01am EST and ends on September 15, 2022 at 11:59pm EST (the “Promotion Period”). 

1. Agreement to Official Rules. By entering or participating in the Sweepstakes, you accept and agree to be bound by these “Official Rules.”

2. Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry, who are registered attendees of the SALT New York 2022 conference held at the Javits Center Expansion (“Attendees”). Employees of Sponsor, SALT Venture Group LLC, Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited (“Sponsor’s Partners”) and each of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, fulfillment or other coordinating agencies, individuals providing services to Sponsor through an outsourcer or temporary employment agency during the Promotion Period, and their respective immediate family members and persons living in the same household, are also not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. 

3. How to Enter. You may enter the Sweepstakes in the following ways: 

(a) Via the FTX App: During the Promotion Period, participants may enter by completing the following steps: 

(i) Entry using the Promo Link or Promo NFC Chip – Get the FTX App

(1) Locate and scan the promotional NFC Chip on the cap of the FTX water bottle for the Sweepstakes (“Promo NFC Chip”) contained in the swag bag that was provided or made available to Attendees during the Promotion Period. 

(2) By clicking the Promo Link or scanning the Promo NFC Chip, visit the promotional website, download the FTX mobile app available on iOS, Android and/or the web (“FTX App”) and create an FTX App account. 

(ii) Entry without the Promo Link

(1) If you don’t have the FTX mobile app available on iOS, Android and/or the web (“FTX App”) already, visit the promotional website located at https://ftx.us/promos/project/salt2022, and click the button "Claim on the FTX App".  You will be redirected download the FTX App which available on iOS or Android. After creating an account and exiting the registration flow, the NFT redemption claim will be autofilled.

Eligible persons that satisfy each of the steps above either under (i) or (ii) during the Promotion Period will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

In accordance with the eligibility requirements stated above, only Attendees are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  To set up an FTX App account, you must provide the required information as instructed within the FTX App.  By downloading and/or using the FTX App, you agree to the respective terms of use and privacy policy located at https://ftx.us/legal/.  If you do not agree to such terms of use and privacy policy, you cannot create a respective account, and will be ineligible to receive a prize.  

All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. No automatically generated, photocopies or other form of mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or the like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods. 

Only one (1) entry per Attendee and/or email address is permitted, regardless of method of entry. Entrants submitting multiple entries or violating any of these Official Rules will be disqualified.  Creating multiple accounts to receive entries beyond the entry limit is prohibited.  Proof of submission of an entry does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt.

Note: To claim a prize in this Sweepstakes, the potential winner will be required to create a FTX App account.  Creating an account will require the collection of personal information for identity verification purposes.   Potential winners that do not create a FTX App account and/or if their FTX App account is not approved by Sponsor via the verification process will be disqualified. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL THAT ENTRANTS’S ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS TO CLAIM A PRIZE HAVE BEEN VERIFIED AND FULFILLED, AND THE ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.  

4. Prize Drawing: All Sweepstakes entries meeting the requirements of these Official Rules will be entered into the prize drawing, to be held on or around September 19, 2022.  The drawing will be conducted either by independent persons or a computer program that randomly chooses the winner, from all eligible entries received and the random selection is final and binding.  Sponsor’s clock will be the official clock for the Promotion Period. 

5. Prizes and Odds: The prize to be awarded from the Sweepstakes is as follows:

One (1) Grand Prize: 

(a) Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend the Austin Motor Racing Event held over the course of three days October 21, 2022 – October 23, 2022 (the “Event”).  Approximate retail value: $2200.00 (USD). 

(b) A trip package for two (2) which includes the above tickets and the following with an approximate retail value of $4,700.00 USD (“Package Maximum”):  Roundtrip coach class air transportation for the winner and his/her one (1) guest to an airport located in or close to the city in which the Event will be held as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (from a major airport closest to the winner’s home as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); hotel accommodation in the city in which the Event will be held at a hotel selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, double occupancy) for four (4) nights commencing on  the night before the scheduled Event; and any other travel related expenses as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion up to the Package Maximum.  Actual value of trip package depends on city, day, and time of departure. Approximate retail value of $4,700.00 (USD). The difference between any stated value and actual value will not be awarded to winner.


Sponsor is not responsible if the originally scheduled Event (or other prize listed above) is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason or where the winner is deemed ineligible to participate for reasons outside of Sponsor’s control (including, without limitation, winner’s failure to provide complete or timely registration or health and safety information) in which event some or all of the prize may be forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except as in Sponsor’s sole discretion. 

All expenses and incidental travel costs not specifically stated in the trip package description above, including, but not limited to, transportation to gateway; ground transportation; transfers; meals; beverages; mini-bar; insurance; gratuities; souvenirs, etc. are the sole responsibility of the winner and his or her travel companion. Winner and his or her travel companion must possess necessary travel documents, e.g., Federal or state issued ID, at least seven (7) days prior to travel.  Winner’s travel companion must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of travel. Without limiting any other terms of these Official Rules, the travel companion (or if the travel companion is under the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence, travel companion’s parent or legal guardian) must execute an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability, and may be required to provide proof of vaccination or a written attestation that he/she cannot be vaccinated because of a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, prior to issuance of travel documents. Winner and his or her travel companion must travel together on the same itinerary. Winner and his or her travel companion will be required to provide valid government issued picture ID at time of travel; any identification requirements associated with air travel or acceptance of prize are the responsibility of the winner and his or her travel companion.  

Sponsor will be responsible for arranging trip package related reservations, including flight and hotel accommodations reservations, in connection with which the winner may be consulted, however, Sponsor retains the right to exercise discretion (including, without limitation, choice of airline, hotel and travel dates) and its decisions will be final. Travel must originate from and end at the same airport.  All travel and accommodations are subject to availability, change and restrictions.  Once travel commences, no stopovers are permitted; if stopover occurs, full fare will be charged from stopover point for the remaining segments, including return, of the trip.  No changes will be made to travel details once any portion of travel arrangements has been made.  Ticket re-issues and/or time extensions are not allowed. Flight details are subject to the airline carrier’s regulations and conditions. Certain other restrictions may also apply. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. The trip package may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to prize location (i.e., the Event), ground transportation may be substituted for round-trip air travel at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  

The prize is non-transferable. No cash or other substitution of prize will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes and is not responsible for any lost, mutilated or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Winner and his or her travel companion are solely responsible for (a) their own conduct while accepting the prize and agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to use and enjoyment of the prize (including without limitation any applicable health and safety policies and procedures); and (b) any and all federal, state, provincial and local taxes, if any, that apply to prizes.   Winner’s guest(s) must be of legal age of majority in his/her(their) jurisdiction(s) of residence unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable Event and venue regulations in connection with the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to remove or to deny entry to the winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person at the Event. Sponsor and Sponsor Partners will not be responsible for weather conditions; acts of God; acts of terrorism; civil disturbances; local, state, or federal regulation, order, or policy; work stoppage; epidemic, pandemic, or any other issue concerning public health or safety; or any other event outside of their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of the Event. Event tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold, offered for resale, or used for any commercial or promotional purpose whatsoever. Any such resale or commercial or promotional use may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture.Neither Sponsor nor its Sponsor’s Partners make any warranty, guaranty, or representation of any kind concerning the prize (or any portion thereof) and disclaim any implied warranty. 

Total Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize: $4,700 (USD) 


The odds of winning a prize depends on the total number of eligible entries received. All prizes are non-transferable and no cash or other substitution of prizes is permitted, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor for a prize of equal or greater value. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. Winners are solely responsible for any and all federal, state, provincial and local taxes, if any, that apply to prizes. You agree to provide Sponsor with any additional information and complete any required tax or other forms relating to your receipt of a prize. 


6. Notification of Winners. The potential winner will be notified by email and will be required to respond to such email within 48 hours of date/time email was sent by Sponsor. The potential winner must also sign and return any required affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release, as well as complete any know your customer compliance requirements, and/or tax documentation within five (5) days of notification, and may be required to provide proof of vaccination or a written attestation that he/she cannot be vaccinated because of a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable emails (e.g., resulting from any form of active or passive filtering by an email client or for insufficient space in an email account to receive an email).  If a selected potential winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to respond to the email in the time allotted and/or where applicable an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release is not timely received, is incomplete or modified, their prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected from remaining valid, eligible entries. Potential winners that entered the Sweepstakes by mail that do not create a new FTX App account timely will forfeit the prize.  Winners must have an active FTX App account at the time of awarding the prize.  Prizes will be fulfilled by October 25, 2022.  Upon prize forfeiture or inability to use a prize or portion thereof, no compensation will be given, and Sponsor will have no further obligation to that entrant. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account specified in the entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

7. Disclaimers and Limitations on Liability.

(a) Sponsor and Sponsor’s Partners are not responsible for (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, postage-due, incomplete, illegible, garbled, misdirected or undeliverable entries, responses, or other correspondence, whether by email or postal mail or otherwise; (ii) theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials; or (iii) phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties or any technical hardware or software failures of any kind, which may limit a person’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes.


8. Indemnification. You agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor, Sponsor’s Partners and each of their parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, sponsors and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, and assigns, and any other organizations related to the Sweepstakes, harmless, from any and all claims, injuries, damages, expenses or losses to person or property and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise from participation in this Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of a prize or parts thereof, including, without limitation, (i) any condition caused by events beyond Sponsor’s control that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; and (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes.

9. Publicity. Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes, you consent to the use of your name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, entry and statements attributed to you (if true) for advertising and promotional purposes, including without limitation, inclusion in Sponsor’s newsletters, the Sponsor’s homepages located at https://www.ftx.us and those of our partners and our social media channels (including https://instagram.com/ftx_app/,  https://www.instagram.com/ftx_official/, https://www.instagram.com/ftx_us/, https://twitter.com/ftx_official, https://twitter.com/FTX_NFTs,https://twitter.com/ftx_app/), without additional compensation. 

10. Additional Conditions. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, if in Sponsor’s opinion (a) the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of the occurrence of any event beyond its control including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, pandemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications,  equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), interference with the Sweepstakes by any party, or any federal, state, local or provincial government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control, or (b) any other factors beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, in all instances without liability to the entrants. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or winner, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.  

11. Governing Law and Choice of Forum. These Official Rules are governed by the law of the State of California, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action, suit or case arising out of, or in connection with, this Sweepstakes or these Official Rules must be brought in either the federal courts located in the Northern district of California or the state courts located in Santa Clara County, California. 

12. Personal Information. Sponsor may collect personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policies and as may be more specifically set forth in these Official Rules. Please review these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can respectively be found at https://ftx.us/legal/legal-policies.

13. Third Party Platforms. If this Sweepstakes is hosted, administered, or operated on a third party platform, including without limitation a social media platform (e.g., Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) (“Third Party Platform”), then by participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants hereby release and agree to comply with all rules and policies set forth by such Third Party Platform and to hold harmless such Third Party Platform from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of prizes or participation in any prize related activities. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any Third Party Platform.

14. Winners List. For the names of all prize winners, send an email message to promotions@ftx.us with “Winners - “FTX Austin Experience Promotion” as the email subject and Winners - “FTX Austin Experience Promotion” specified in the body of the email. Requests must be received within four (4) weeks of the end of the Promotion Period.  The winners list will be available after all winners have been verified.

15. Sponsor’sAddress: West Realm Shires Services, Inc. d/b/a FTX U.S., 167 N Green St, Ste 1102, Chicago, IL 60607.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored by any of the Sponsor Partners.

16. Contact. If you have any questions relating to this Sweepstakes, you may contact Sponsor via email at: promotions@ftx.us.