FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried announced Wednesday afternoon that he plans to speak at an upcoming New York Times summit.
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“I’ll be speaking to @andrewrsorkin at the @dealbook summit next Wednesday (11/30),” Bankman-Fried tweeted.
The New York Times’ annual DealBook summit is scheduled to take place on Nov. 30 in New York City, according to the newspaper’s press release announcing it. On the summit’s website, the list of interviewees and speakers includes Bankman-Fried, New York Mayor Eric Adams, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, former Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, and others.
Andrew Ross Sorkin, the founder and editor-in-chief of DealBook at The New York Times, confirmed on Twitter Wednesday that he will be interviewing the founder of the now-collapsed FTX on November 30.
“Many people have asked if I would still interview @SBF_FTX at the @nytimes @dealbook Summit on November 30th,” he wrote. “The answer is yes. There are many important questions that need to be asked and answered.”
The journalist said he was “looking forward to it” and that “nothing is taboo”. Sorkin and Bankman-Fried did not specify in their tweets whether the interview will be in-person or remote.
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Bankman-Fried’s tweet about speaking at the event comes as FTX, formerly one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is embroiled in bankruptcy proceedings and government investigations.
FTX announced on Nov. 11 that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy along with trading firm Alameda Research, West Realm Series and 130 related companies. It had announced a few days earlier that it had reached an agreement with another cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, to be acquired, only for Binance to back down during its due diligence process, citing red flags.
FTX’s first bankruptcy hearing was held on Tuesday, during which the Delaware court heard how millions of customers were affected, FOX Business previously reported.
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