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 on Nov. 23. SBF’s tweet received quite a response and it is unconfirmed whether the former FTX CEO will appear in person or virtually.
There’s no shortage of criticism after SBF revealed it will be speaking with Andrew Ross Sorkin at this year’s Dealbook Summit
After the heavily criticized New York Times (NYT) article about Sam Bankman-Fried sleeping better playing video games, one person jokingly tweeted the other day and said that if SBF plans to attend this year’s Dealbook Summit, it “certainly will [be] stopping by.” Coincidentally, SBF is still on the list to attend the conference, and according to a tweet made by SBF on Wednesday, he plans to speak at the event.
“I’ll talk to [Andrew Ross Sorkin] at the @dealbook summit next Wednesday (11/30),” former FTX CEO tweeted. As soon as SBF posted the tweet, he was criticized for being able to attend the NYT event.
The Twitter account @wsbchairman he asked: “How did this dude steal billions of dollars and now speak at a summit as a free man?” One person responded to SBF and said that Bernie Madoff wasn’t so lucky when the Twitter account @fintwit said:
In 2008, Bernie Madoff was arrested within 24 hours of his fraud being uncovered. In 2022, Sam Bankman-Fried will attend the NYTimes Dealbook Summit after his fraud was exposed.
SBF’s tweet got a a large number on sharp answers and people questioning why the former CEO of FTX 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 Chu, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and former Vice President of United States Mike Pence.
Since Sam Bankman-Fried started the FTX company, he has spent or pledged hundreds of millions of dollars, which he stole from millions of people, in political and charitable donations, consulting fees, media and real estate investments.
There @dealbook, fix it for you. https://t.co/eh3UrGh889
— Alex Kruger 🇦🇷🏆🇦🇷 (@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 is quoted as saying on the event’s website.
SBF tweets are also set to a unique privacy setting and only people SBF follows or mentions in their tweets can reply. One person who can respond to SBF’s tweet, longtime bitcoiner Bruce Fenton, said there will be a few topics he thinks people would like to hear.
“Would be good to hear: When/how you decided to take client funds [and] use them as collateral for loans – this is the key issue far more than margin issues [and] is deleted,” Fenton said to the SBF. “More about the political donation process [and] what these conversations are behind closed doors,” Fenton added.
SBF was also featured in a Dealbook NYT article called: “Inside Sam Bankman-Fried’s Mission to Win Friends and Influence People.” According to to Dealbook’s 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 from the way the NYT reported on SBF.
One individual wrote: “Sam Bankman-Fried is a criminal who stole billions from his clients.”
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