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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried plans to speak during New York Times DealBook summit

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    Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of FTX, indicated Wednesday afternoon that he will speak at a New York Times summit.

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    Bankman-Fried tweeted: “I’ll be speaking to @andrewrsorkin next Wednesday (11/30),” Bankman-Fried.

    The New York Times’ annual DealBook Summit will take place in New York City on Nov. 30, according to the newspaper’s press release. The webpage lists the speakers and interviewes for the summit: Bankman-Fried and Eric Adams, New York City Mayor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink and former Vice President Mike Pence. Also Janet Yellen Treasury Secretary, Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian President, and other.

     

    Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder and former chief executive of FTX Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange. He spoke during an interview with Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein in New York on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images/Getty Images. Crypto exchange

    Andrew Ross Sorkin is the editor-at-large and founder of DealBook at The New York Times. He confirmed Wednesday via Twitter that he will be interviewing the founder, now-collapsed, FTX , on Nov. 30.

    He wrote, “Many people have been asking me if I would still interview @SBF_FTX during the @[email protected] Summit on November 30.” The answer is “Yes.” There are many important questions that need to be answered.

    According to the journalist, he was looking forward to the interview and said that nothing is off limits. Sorkin and Bankman Fried did not indicate in their tweets if the interview would be conducted in-person or remotely.

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    The tweet by Bankman-Fried about speaking at the event comes while FTX, formerly the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world is currently embroiled in bankruptcy proceedings as well as government probes.

     

    This illustration photo shows a smartphone screen displaying the logo for FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange platform. The screen also displays the FTX website behind it. It was taken in Arlington, Virginia, on February 10, 2022. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images / Getty Images)

     

    Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and chief executive of FTX Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, spoke during a hearing by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee in Washington, D.C., U.S.A, Wednesday, February 9, 2022. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images/Getty Images).

    Nov. 11, FTX announced that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with Alameda Research, West Realm Series, and 130 affiliate companies. It had previously announced that it had made a deal to acquire Binance. However, Binance pulled out of the transaction after it was completed due to red flags.

    Tuesday was FTX’s bankruptcy hearing. The Delaware court heard from millions of customers how the bankruptcy has affected them. FOX Business had previously reported.

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