Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has once again attracted the ire of the crypto community — this time over his slated appearance at an upcoming New York City conference on November 30.
Vocal members of Crypto Twitter have questioned why the former CEO of the now-bankrupt exchange continues to walk free given the events over the last month.
In a Nov. 23 Twitter post, Bankman-Fried announced he will be speaking with The New York Times journalist Andrew Sorkin at the DealBook Summit “next Wednesday.”
The news was confirmed publicly by Sorkin, who said: “There are a lot of important questions to be asked and answered. Nothing is off limits.”
A lot of folks have been asking if I would still be interviewing @SBF_FTX at the @nytimes @dealbook Summit on Nov 30…The answer is yes. There are a lot of important questions to be asked and answered. Nothing is off limits. Looking forward to it… https://t.co/lShAqXLKGS
In the wake of the FTX collapse, some in the community had wondered whether Bankman-Fried would honor his conference engagements, including his one at the DealBook Summit.
A spokesperson for The New York Times confirmed to Cointelegraph that Bankman-Fried was invited to its DealBook Summit several months ago — well before the FTX crash — and that he’d likely be participating in the interview virtually from the Bahamas, stating:
According to a Gawker report dated Nov. 11, Bankman-Fried was previously listed on the speaker page as "C.E.O, FTX." However, the speaker page now shows his title has since been updated to "Founder, FTX," — reflecting his resignation from the role since FTX's bankruptcy filing.
Some members of the crypto community have not taken the news well, with remarks that Bankman-Fried should be in custodyRead more on cointelegraph.com