FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, who’s mostly kept to making statements on Twitter amid the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange he once ran, stated he’d be speaking with New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin at the Nov. 30 DealBook Summit in New York.
” I will be speaking with @andrewrsorkin at the @dealbook summit upcoming Wednesday (11/30),” he wrote on Twitter.
While he had previously been scheduled to appear at the event, speculation has mounted about his whereabouts and potential travel plans as he faces scrutiny in the United States and abroad.
Bankman-Fried didn’t specify whether he’d be attending the event in individual or conducting the interview via video conference. The New York Times didn’t instantly respond to a request for clarification.
The conference lineup, which outlines “top business and policy leaders on a single stage,” was unveiled on Oct. 18, weeks before FTX’s troubles became international news. Other scheduled attendees include Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The tweet promoted a harsh response from Twitter users, several of whom questioned the legality of a potential appearance.
In a Tuesday letter, Bankman-Fried apologized to former colleagues and stated why the cryptocurrency exchange failed.
“I never intended this to happen,” he wrote.
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