What did SBF really think would come from all that talking after FTX and its associated crypto hedge fund, Alameda Research, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy? In addition to all the tweets that pissed off the companies’ bankruptcy lawyers, there was one infamously softball New York Times interview, some damning Vox DMs, phone calls to Axios and crypto enthusiast Tiffany Fong and New York magazine, a DealBook Summit appearance with Andrew Ross Sorkin, a Good Morning America interview with George Stephanopoulos, a lot of hourslong Twitter Spaces hosted by crypto-industry insiders, a Bloomberg visit to SBF’s Bahamian penthouse, a conversation with Puck, a podcast interview with the Block (a website that previously received tens of millions in undisclosed funds from SBF himself), and on-camera chats with the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. Oh, and finally, an interview with prominent crypto skeptic Molly White that occurred mere hours before his arrest, in which SBF predicted that he wouldn’t be arrested, just like he’d claimed on a preceding Twitter space. (I’m sure I missed a dozen others, at least.)
Source: What Sam Bankman-Fried, arrested in the Bahamas, got for his baffling media blitz.