Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has when onceagain broughtin the ire of the crypto neighborhood — this time over his slated look at an upcoming New York City conference on November 30.
Vocal members of Crypto Twitter have questioned why the previous CEO of the now-bankrupt exchange continues to walk complimentary provided the occasions over the last month.
In a Nov. 23 Twitter post, Bankman-Fried revealed he will be speaking with New York Times reporter Andrew Sorkin at the DealBook Summit “next Wednesday.”
The news was verified openly by Sorkin, who stated: “There are a lot of crucial concerns to be asked and respondedto. Nothing is off limitations.”
A lot of folks haveactually been asking if I would still be speakingwith @SBF_FTX at the @nytimes @dealbook Summit on Nov 30…
The response is yes.
There are a lot of crucial concerns to be asked and addressed.
Nothing is off limitations.
Looking forward to it… https://t.co/lShAqXLKGS
— Andrew Ross Sorkin (@andrewrsorkin) November 23, 2022
In the wake of the FTX collapse, some in the neighborhood had questioned whether Bankman-Fried would honor his conference engagements, consistingof his one at the DealBook Summit.
A Gawker report outdated Nov. 11 recommends that Bankman-Fried hadactually been slated to speak at the conference well priorto Bankman-Fried’s newest statement, with a screenshot of Bankman-Fried on the speaker’s page where he is noted as “C.E.O, FTX.”
The speaker page now reveals his title has giventhat been upgraded to “Founder, FTX.”
Cointelegraph reached out to the organizers to discover out whether Bankman-Fried’s invite to speak at the DealBook Summit came priorto or after FTX’s collapse, however did not get an instant action.
Crypto Twitter reacts
Some members of the crypto neighborhood have not taken the news well, with remarks that Bankman-Fried must be in custody rather of speaking easily at conferences.
U.S. Attorney John Deaton and creator of Crypto Law mentioned to his 229,300 Twitter fans that if U.S. law enforcement doesn’t arrest and charge Bankman-Fried — who’s presently positioned in the Bahamas — for scams and theft offenses when he showsup in the U.S. next week, then the justice system “has been jeopardized.”
Let me make this clear if SBF isn’t detained and charged with scams, wire-fraud, theft, and perhaps cash laundering priorto and rather gets to spew out his bullshit narrative, our system of justice hasactually been jeopardized. @ewarren you claim to be for the little person, where are you https://t.co/cdmOa7U0an
— John E Deaton (@JohnEDeaton1) November 23, 2022
British media character and Bitcoin advocate Layah Heilpern informed her 328,200 Twitter fans that “it’s horrible” that Bankman-Fried will be speaking on phase and rather isn’t being held in custody.
The reality he is going to be speaking on phase at a damn conference rather than in custody being examined for scams and theft is extraordinary.
He’s an representative of the facility. It’s revolting. https://t.co/x3gCZvLQXI
— Layah Heilpern (@LayahHeilpern) November 23, 2022
Ryan Adams, creator of financialinvestment company Mythos Capital and Bankless took things one action more in comparing the arrest and three-month-long detainment of Alexey Pertsev — the core designer behind the now U.S. approved Tornado Cash — to Bankman-Fried’s abstruse conduct, which is yet to be examined.
Alexey Pertsev is still sitting in prison without charges for composing open source personalprivacy code ontheotherhand… pic.twitter.com/CWRfAknFx8
— RYAN SΞAN ADAMS – rsa.eth (@RyanSAdams) November 23, 2022
Meanwhile, chairman of Real Bedford FC and Bitcoin advocate Peter McCormack joked that Bankman-Fried would get “a Nobel Prize at this rate.”
SBF will get a Nobel Prize at this rate
— Peter McCormack☠️ (@PeterMcCormack) November 24, 2022
Related: Will SBF face effects for mishandling FTX? Don’t count on it
The New York Times was justrecently slammed by the crypto neighborhood for composing a “puff piece on SBF,” which appeared to just brush over Bankman-Fried supposed scams and criminalactivities, and rather focused on whether he was getting sufficient sleep.
As for Bankman-Fried’s existing location, Crypto Crib published photos to its 66,900 Twitter fans late on Nov. 23 of what appears to be Bankman-Fried consuming a meal with his mom and numerous others at his Bahamas penthouse.
On Nov. 23, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Merrick’s assistant Kenneth Polite and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse askedfor for the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a major examination into Bankman-Fried and other FTX executive’s functions in the collapse of FTX.