November 14, 2022
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried.
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THE collapse of FTX – with the vast amounts of money involved – was always going to attract a global spotlight.
Former CEO of FTX Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested, Attorney General Ryan Pinder has announced.
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried yesterday denied claims of the company being non-compliant with the country’s digital assets regulations, insisting his team had spent an enormous amount of time “on regulations and compliance”.
US HOUSE Financial Services chair Maxine Waters dispelled reports that she is not willing to subpoena former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, stating that it is “definitely on the table”.
DISGRACED FTX founder Sam Bankman- Fried said he is still “learning” and “reviewing” what led to his company’s collapse last month, adding he is not sure he will be ready to testify before Congress at a hearing in the United States next week.
PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis said yesterday he was informed that embattled former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has been interviewed by local authorities as investigations continue into the collapse of the crypto giant.
A FRIEND and Bahamaphile was unhappy on Monday morning. “Did you see the headline on the front page of the Washington Post?” she exclaimed. “The Bahamas was mentioned in a near-banner headline, front page, top of the fold, the first thing a reader saw that day. And guess why? The Post sent a reporter down to Nassau to investigate the collapse of this now-bankrupt cryptocurrency firm FTX that had set up its headquarters out west in Albany.
FORMER FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said he did not try to commit fraud and unknowingly commingled funds of his company’s customers with his hedge fund Alameda Research.
A Bahamian bank and trust company was yesterday tight-lipped over court documents showing that FTX and entities controlled by its besieged founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, held no fewer than 17 accounts with it.
A Bahamian realtor yesterday estimated that the collapsed FTX crypto currency exchange spent $250m and “probably more” on acquiring New Providence real estate, adding: “It was great while it lasted.”
Fears have been voiced that FTX’s co-founder violated a Bahamas Supreme Court Order when he placed some 134 group entities under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware.
A YOUNG entrepreneur, out of his depth, losing a ton of money and injuring the reputation of The Bahamas along the way. I could be talking about Sam Bankman-Fried, whose company FTX has combusted so spectacularly in the past week or so – and I will – but let’s take a trip to the past first.
POLICE are working with the Securities Commission to investigate if any “criminal misconduct occurred” in view of the collapse of FTX, the Royal Bahamas Police Force announced yesterday.