Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, tweeted on Thursday that he will speak at the Dealbook Summit organized by the New York Times on Nov. 30, at a time when he’s reportedly facing investigations with FTX undergoing bankruptcy protection proceedings.
- Bankman-Fried said he’ll speak with Andrew Ross Sorkin, a New York Times columnist, at the conference.
- “At this time, we expect Mr. Bankman-Fried will be participating in the interview from the Bahamas,” Maria Case, manager for external communications of the New York Times, told Forkast in an email on Thursday.
- Sorkin shared Bankman-Fried’s tweet and wrote: “There are a lot of important questions to be asked and answered. Nothing is off limits.”
- FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Nov. 11.
- James Bromley of law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, who was appointed counsel by new FTX leadership, said on Tuesday at the company’s first day of a bankruptcy hearing that a “substantial amount of assets” of FTX have either been stolen or are missing, and that the organization was run as a “personal fiefdom” by Sam Bankman-Fried.
- In a bankruptcy filing on Nov. 14, FTX said that it has more than 100,000 creditors and that figure could exceed 1 million.
- FTX Trading and its affiliates were found to owe their 50 largest creditors about US$3.1 billion, according to Forkast’s calculation based on the estimates listed in a bankruptcy filing FTX submitted on Saturday.
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