Sam Bankman-Fried Will Appear at New York Summit Next Week After Fall as Crypto King
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Fallen crypto knight Sam Bankman-Fried is set to appear at New York Times Summit-Deal Book next week, joining USA Former Vice President Mike Pence, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerburg, Ukraine President Volodymer Zelensky and Isreal Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu.
This is surprising since the tumultuous collapse of FTX into bankruptcy. The exchange which he founded and once led has since been rattled with alleged mishandling of customer funds and other corporate failings.
Bankman-Fried will be interviewed by journalist Andrew Sorkin on November 30. He posted the announcement to social media.
Sorkin responded, “There are a lot of important questions to be asked and answered.
“Nothing is off limits. Looking forward to it.”
Bankman-Fried has been using his Twitter account to speak directly to customers since the collapse, promising to make them “whole.”
The fee to attend the summit is $2,499, and other speakers include New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Actor Ben Affleck.
New York Times says the summit will give attendees “the opportunities to join more intimate discussions with some of today’s most compelling leaders through networking opportunities and special Groundbreakers lunches.”
“From the biggest business stories of the day to the emerging trends that will shape tomorrow, this is your chance to hear directly from changemakers, and deepen your understanding with the journalistic rigor of the DealBook team.”
Shocked Twitter users responded angrily to the announcement:
Next month, Bankman-Fried will appear on Capitol Hill to answer questions pertaining to the fiasco at the exchange where billions of dollars are purported to be lost.
It remains to be seen if Bankman-Fried will be tried before a court for alleged crimes of fraud.