Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) says he plans to speak with Andrew Ross Sorkin at the annual New York Times Dealbook Summit on Nov. 30, according to a tweet he posted Nov. 23. SBF’s tweet received quite a response and it’s unconfirmed whether the former FTX executive will appear in person or virtually.
There’s no shortage of criticism after SBF reveals it will speak to Andrew Ross Sorkin at this year’s Dealbook Summit
Following the New York Times (NYT) highly criticized article about Sam Bankman-Fried sleeping better and playing video games, one person joked tweeted that day and said that if SBF planned to attend this year’s Dealbook Summit, it would “definitely [be] passing.” Coincidentally, SBF is still listed to attend the conference and, according to a tweet made by SBF on Wednesday, plans to speak at the event.
“I will speak with [Andrew Ross Sorkin] at the @dealbook summit next Wednesday (11/30),” the former CEO of FTX tweeted. Soon after SBF posted the tweet, he was criticized for being allowed to attend the NYT event.
The Twitter account @wsbchairman asked: “How did this guy steal billions of dollars and now he speaks to a summit as a free man?” One person responded to SBF and said Bernie Madoff wasn’t so lucky when the Twitter account @fintwit She said:
In 2008, Bernie Madoff was arrested within 24 hours of his fraud being revealed. In 2022, Sam Bankman-Fried will attend the NYTimes Dealbook Summit after his fraud is revealed.
SBF’s tweet got a big number from harsh answers and people asking why the former FTX CEO was allowed to speak at such an event. According to the NYT Dealbook Summit event schedule, other speakers at the conference include Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Tiktok CEO Shou Chew, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and the former US Vice President Mike Pence.
Since Sam Bankman-Fried launched the FTX company, he has spent or pledged hundreds of millions of dollars that he stole from a million people, in charitable and political contributions, consulting fees, media investments, and real estate.
There @dealbook, solved for you. https://t.co/eh3UrGh889
— Alex Krüger 🇦🇷🏆🇦🇷 (@krugermacro) November 23, 2022
The Nov. 30 event will be hosted by NYT columnist and Dealbook founder Sorkin. “Each year, we bring together the most significant people at the intersection of business, politics and culture who impact society,” Sorkin said on the event’s website.
SBF’s tweets are also set to a unique privacy setting, and only people SBF follows or mentions in their tweets can reply. One individual who was able to respond to SBF’s tweet, longtime bitcoiner Bruce Fenton, said there were a few topics he thought people would want to hear.
“It would be nice to know: when/how did you decide to take clients’ funds [and] use them as collateral for loans – this is the key issue much more than the margin issues [and] is blown away,” Fenton She said at the SBF. “Learn more about the political donations process [and] what those closed-door conversations are like,” Fenton added.
SBF is also featured in a Dealbook NYT article titled: “Inside Sam Bankman-Fried’s Quest to Win Friends and Influence People.” According to to the Dealbook Twitter account, the article talks about SBF’s “philanthropic arm” and “charitable contributions.” Dealbook’s tweet was also filled with a large number of people who disapproved of the way the NYT reported on SBF.
An individual he wrote: “Sam Bankman-Fried is a criminal who stole billions from his clients.”
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