Instead of going to prison, FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried is scheduled to speak next week at NYT summit with Ukraine’s President Zelensky, Janet Yellen, others
While millions of crypto investors are filing lawsuits to get their money out of the collapsed crypto exchange FTX, many of them will be shocked to learn that FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) is scheduled to speak next week at a summit organized by the New York Times, in partnership with WEF partner Accenture.
Disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried is scheduled to speak at an exclusive conference called DealBook Conference on November 30 hosted by the New York Times alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
We got wind of this event last week but were unable to verify it until today. Now, we have a confirmation from Bankman-Friend himself. In a post from his official Twitter account, SBF said:
“I’ll be speaking with @andrewrsorkin at the @dealbook summit next Wednesday (11/30).”
If Bankman-Fried Actually attends this conference, it will his first public appearance after the collapse of FTX.
I’ll be speaking with @andrewrsorkin at the @dealbook summit next Wednesday (11/30). https://t.co/QocjPtCVvC
— SBF (@SBF_FTX) November 23, 2022
The DealBook Summit will be held in New York City in the Appel Room in Lincoln Center on November 30, 2022, and be broadcast live worldwide. The conference will also feature speeches from supposed luminaries such as former US Vice President Mike Pence, Mark Zuckerberg, Mayor Eric Adams, and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
The fee to attend the conference is a whopping $2,499, according to DealBook Summit’s website. A ticket includes mainstage conversations, VIP Networking Sessions, Breakfast and Lunch, and a cocktail reception.
According to the Dealbook website, the objective of the conference is to hold conversations to reveal “hidden complexities, unexpected relationships, and the wide-ranging ripple effects of change.”
The live event will also feature Sam Bankman-Fried, Zelensky, Larry Fink (CEO of Blackrock), and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. as the main speaker The total cost of the event was $2,400.
This year’s DealBook conference is a meeting of senior executives, new leaders, and entrepreneurs from the world of the financial industry, technology, and consumer goods. private investment, banking, media, public relations, policy, government, educational institutions, etc.
Meanwhile, last week Reuters reported that Bankman-Fried secretly moved $10 billion to FTX’s sister company Alameda Research using a “backdoor” he built into FTX software without alerting external auditors.
Commenting on SBF’s tweet, a Twitter user said: “Not only has the former CEO of FTX, Sam Bankman, not been arrested for stealing billions of dollars, but he is speaking at a @nytimes business summit. The justice system is so broken.”
Not only has the former CEO of FTX, Sam Bankman, not been arrested for stealing billions of dollars, but he is speaking at a @nytimes business summit. The justice system is so broken. pic.twitter.com/OdQNON6bTX
— Chairman (@WSBChairman) November 23, 2022
Dave Portnoy also chimed in saying, “The @nytimes even right? Makes sense” with three laugh-out-loud emojis.
Meanwhile, in an interview with CNN back in July, Bankman Fried told CNN Julia Chatterley about his company’s involvement with foreign governments, especially Ukraine. During his CNN interview on July 6, 2022, Bnakman Fried said:
FTX, “has a relationship with the Ukrainian government, for raising capital for them using Cryptocurrencies that runs through FTX.”
Going beyond #bitcoin — @FTX_Official ventures into the payment world.
CEO @SBF_FTX talks #crypto ecosystem and sets the record straight on #FTX's interest in $BTC miners, $HOOD & $COIN.
Part 1 | @firstmove pic.twitter.com/1gw1r1Jg1h
— Julia Chatterley (@jchatterleyCNN) July 6, 2022
Below is a screenshot of all the attendees.