The Rise and Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX

From crypto’s richest man to disgraced pariah, here’s how it all went down.

Tom Blackstone Crypto Expert Tom Blackstone, Cryptocurrency Expert
Citations
  1. Coin Telegraph. (2021, Feb 24). Sam Bankman-Fried: The crypto whale who wants to give billions away.
    cointelegraph.com/magazine/sam-bankman-fried-the-crypto-whale-who-wants-to-give-billions-away/

  2. Fox Business. (2022, Nov 16). US may extradite Sam Bankman-Fried amid FTX collapse investigation.
    foxbusiness.com/politics/us-may-extradite-sam-bankman-fried-ftx-collapse-investigation-report

  3. New York Mag. (2022 Nov 16). The Mysterious Cryptocurrency Magnate Who Became One of Biden’s Biggest Donors.
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  4. Binance. (2019, Dec 20). Binance Announces Strategic Investment in Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange FTX.
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  5. CNBC. (2022, Jan 31). Cryptocurrency exchange FTX hits $32 billion valuation despite bear market fears.
    cnbc.com/2022/01/31/crypto-exchange-ftx-valued-at-32-billion-amid-bitcoin-price-plunge.html

  6. CoinDesk. (2022, Nov 2). Divisions in Sam Bankman-Fried’s Crypto Empire Blur on His Trading Titan Alameda’s Balance Sheet.
    coindesk.com/business/2022/11/02/divisions-in-sam-bankman-frieds-crypto-empire-blur-on-his-trading-titan-alamedas-balance-sheet/

  7. Twitter. (2022, Nov 7). Jason Choi Tweet.
    twitter.com/mrjasonchoi/status/1589541601801801729

  8. Twitter. (2022, Nov 7). SBF Tweet.
    twitter.com/mrjasonchoi/status/1589541601801801729

  9. Fortune. (2022, Nov 15). How is SBF coping with losing $16 billion and the possibility of prison? He’s playing video games and posting cryptic tweets.
    fortune.com/2022/11/15/sam-bankman-fried-losing-16-billion-potential-prison-time-playing-video-games-posting-cryptic-tweets/

  10. CNBC. (2022, Nov 13). Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alameda quietly used FTX customer funds for trading, say sources.
    cnbc.com/2022/11/13/sam-bankman-frieds-alameda-quietly-used-ftx-customer-funds-without-raising-alarm-bells-say-sources.html