SBF claimed, “I didn’t ever try to commit fraud on anyone, I was shocked by what happened this month.” He added that he didn’t “knowingly co-mingle funds” between Alameda and FTX.
The former CEO and founder of disgraced crypto exchange FTX, SBF, said, “I’ve had a bad month,” on stage.
Crypto Twitter reacted aggressively to SBF’s comments on the FTX debacle, accusing him of downplaying his responsibilities and role in the saga.
#SBF Allegedly one of the brightest people in the world.
I didn’t understand the risk. @tastytrade
— Tony Battista (@Tony_BATtista) November 30, 2022
— CryptoTraveler (@CryptoTraveler_) November 30, 2022
All I can see in this SBF NYT interview is how stunningly delusional he is. About everything.
This is also why you need a lawyer, and you listen to them!
Everyone wishes they could just say "sorry, I was young & dumb, hehe". But that's not how it works.
— Tyler Hayes (@thetylerhayes) November 30, 2022
Even before the interview, Bankman- Fried’s invitation to speak at the conference stirred criticism.
SBF should be sitting in a jail right now, but instead he is giving an interview on the New York Times Dealbook summit.
WTF is happening?https://t.co/i3pQOVZy3b
— Carl ₿ MENGER (@CarlBMenger) November 30, 2022
“SBF needs to go to jail!”
The New York Times: pic.twitter.com/ynSzdFdl0Q
— Dr. Parik Patel, BA, CFA, ACCA Esq. (@ParikPatelCFA) November 23, 2022
Crypto Twitter didn’t go easy on him after Andrew Ross Sorkin, who is an award-winning journalist, CNBC anchor, and author of “Too Big to Fail”, interviewed him.
Sorkin questioned Bankman-Fried about whether his attorneys thought speaking at the conference was a sensible move. “No,” Bankman-Fried said. “They are very much not,” adding that he felt compelled to comment.
Ross Sorkin: "What are your lawyers telling you right now? Are they suggesting this is a good idea for you to be speaking?"
SBF: "No. They are very much not." pic.twitter.com/cl5KDTVRpf
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 30, 2022
As the Wednesday interview began, with Bankman-Fried and Sorkin chatting via video connection to a live and virtual audience of thousands, the reactions began to pour in on Twitter.
Crypto Twitter didn’t like what SBF had said.
One user used SBF’s presence as a hook to criticise the whole conference, implying it was full of undesirable figures like Jeffrey Epstein, Osama Bin Laden, and Voldemort.
Heck of a line-up!
— Cory at Swan Bitcoin (@coryklippsten) November 26, 2022
Others didn’t restrain themselves from speaking their minds on the Bird app.
I watched that SBF @andrewrsorkin interview, and I have to say that I still can't believe what I just witnessed. I'm actually speechless at the level of reality distortion field at play here. Also… audience applauding at the end? WTF!
— David Marcus (@davidmarcus) November 30, 2022
That was a very informative interview with @SBF_FTX: we finally know where all those billions in client funds that were collateralized with worthless FTT tokens and then "repurposed" elsewhere went.
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) December 1, 2022
my god this SBF interview is horrid
delusion at levels I have't seen since bitcoin cash days
— Psycho (@AltcoinPsycho) November 30, 2022
sbf nyt interview tl;dr
> man steals 10 billion dollars
> the crowd lols
— banteg (@bantg) November 30, 2022
SBF is apparently the most liked criminal ever.
What a joke.
Drives me crazy seeing his little smirk during his interviews.
Guy should be in prison. Ruined a lot of people's lives, willingly and without remorse.
— Nebraskangooner (@Nebraskangooner) December 1, 2022
FTX exploded two weeks ago.
SBF is having Thanksgiving dinner in a penthouse with his family.
The NYT will interview him next week.
Amazon is already planning an eight-part mini series about it with two Marvel directors.
… "clown world" doesn't even begin to describe it.
— Zack Voell (@zackvoell) November 23, 2022
It is pin-drop silent and tense in the room but SBF clearly cannot perceive that across the Zoom link, so he's just sort of chatting with @andrewrsorkin like it's any other Zoom call
— nilay patel (@reckless) November 30, 2022
The SBF interview was so whacky
It just feels like lie after lie after lie
— DustyBC Crypto (@TheDustyBC) November 30, 2022
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