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.”
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
— Andrew Ross Sorkin (@andrewrsorkin) November 23, 2022
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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