FTX founder SBF to attend New York Times Dealbook Summit despite bankruptcy

SBF FTX founder

The founder of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, is scheduled to give a presentation at the New York Times DealBook Summit on November 30.

On November 23, Bankman-Fried announced via Twitter that he will be speaking with New York Times reporter Andrew Sorkin “next Wednesday” at the DealBook Summit. And Sorkin made the news publicly official.

According to a November 11 Gawker article, SBF’s previous speaker page title was “C.E.O., FTX.”

Since FTX filed for bankruptcy, his title on the speaker page has been changed to “Founder, FTX,” reflecting his retirement from the position.

The New York Times was recently criticized by the cryptocurrency community for publishing a “puff story about SBF” that appeared to only briefly mention fraud and crimes, as suspected by SBF.

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Kenneth Polite requested that the U.S. Department of Justice launch a thorough investigation into the roles that Bankman-Fried and other FTX executives played in the demise of FTX on November 23.


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