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  1. crypto
    What We Know About Sam Bankman-Fried’s Life in JailHe’s not getting his vegan meals and is spending a whole lot of time with his attorneys while at the notorious MDC facility in Brooklyn.
  2. the money game
    That’s What I Call PonzinomicsWith Sam Bankman-Fried, Gisele, and a credulous Michael Lewis at the zenith of crypto hype.
  3. crypto
    Sam Bankman-Fried Jailed for Leaking His Ex-Girlfriend’s DiaryHis bail was revoked for sharing Caroline Ellison’s writings with the press, considered probable cause for witness tampering.
  4. ftx fallout
    Sam Bankman-Fried Will Be Charged With Illegal Campaign Contributions After AllProsecutors intend to pursue the allegations of illegal campaign donations as part of the money-laundering and wire-fraud charges he faces in October.
  5. crypto
    Caroline Ellison Was Having a Bad Time in the FTX EmpireNewly obtained diary entries reveal her struggles working with ex-boyfriend Sam Bankman-Fried as their crypto fraud went down.
  6. it’s her. she’s the problem.
    Taylor Swift Wasn’t a Savvy Crypto Investor After AllAn attorney suing FTX walked back his claim that Swift shut down an endorsement deal because she was concerned about the crypto exchange.
  7. ftx fallout
    Taylor Swift Was Apparently the Only Celeb Too Smart to Fall for FTXShe was the “one” person who did her homework before bailing on an endorsement deal, according to the lawyer suing FTX’s celebrity spokespeople.
  8. ftx
    It Took a Private Eye to Find Shaq for an FTX LawsuitThe former NBA great got served.
  9. ftx fallout
    Sam Bankman-Fried Charged With Offering $40 Million Bribe to Chinese OfficialsIt’s hard to believe, but the disgraced FTX founder is in even more trouble.
  10. ftx fallout
    Sam Bankman-Fried Got $2 Billion in Loans From His Own CompanyFTX’s new management said in bankruptcy court that SBF had received billions in “loans and payments” while running his alleged fraud.
  11. ftx fallout
    SBF May Soon Be Restricted to a Flip PhoneProsecutors want to take away his cell and restrict his computer access after he kept violating the terms of his house arrest.
  12. the money game
    The Original King of Crypto Is BackArthur Hayes rubbed success in the Feds’ face and got busted. Now he’s returning to a shell-shocked industry.
  13. connection issues
    Sam Bankman-Fried Is in Big Trouble for Watching the Super BowlHe is paying big bucks in legal fees and expert testimony for watching the big game on a VPN after a judge told him not to use encrypted apps.
  14. ftx fallout
    FTX Even Had a Woo-Woo Life CoachSam Bankman-Fried hired his own psychiatrist to coach staffers about “happiness” and to encourage them to go on dates.
  15. ftx fallout
    Sam Bankman-Fried Has a New Defense Strategy: Blogging“I didn’t steal funds, and I certainly didn’t stash billions away,” the FTX founder wrote on Substack.
  16. sam bankman-fried
    Sam Bankman-Fried: I Didn’t Do ItThe fallen crypto boy wonder pleaded not guilty on Tuesday and will do everything he can to stay out of prison
  17. ftx
    The Feds Flipped Two of SBF’s Top LieutenantsAlameda CEO Caroline Ellison and FTX co-founder Gary Wang pleaded guilty to wire fraud, putting Sam Bankman-Fried in an even deeper hole.
  18. ftx fallout
    Who Gets FTX’s and Sam Bankman-Fried’s Money Now?Customers, politicans, and media organizations all received the fruits of a massive fraud.
  19. the group portrait
    How CoinDesk Took Down SBFThe reporting team who shook up the crypto world.
  20. crime
    How Sam Bankman-Fried Spent His First Week Behind BarsAfter a week watching movies in prison in Nassau, the FTX founder has dropped his extradition fight.
  21. the money game
    How Sam Bankman-Fried Allegedly Orchestrated a ‘Massive, Years-Long Fraud’The Feds have finally revealed how crypto’s former golden boy ran his scheme.
  22. just asking questions
    A Crisis-PR Veteran on Sam Bankman-Fried’s Odd Media StrategyEric Dezenhall thinks the explanation for SBF’s behavior is pretty straightforward.
  23. the money game
    Could Caroline Ellison Be Cutting a Deal With the Justice Department?The former CEO of Alameda Research and Sam Bankman-Fried’s ex-girlfriend might have been spotted in Manhattan.
  24. the money game
    Sam Bankman-Fried May Regret Throwing Caroline Ellison Under the BusThe former FTX CEO cracked on his apology tour and may have handed prosecutors a gift.
  25. the law
    Why Hasn’t Sam Bankman-Fried Been Arrested Yet?Bernie Madoff was arrested in a matter of days after his fraud came to light, but SBF is still a free man. What gives?
  26. sbf: the virtue was the con
    What Does Sam Bankman-Fried Have to Say for Himself?An interview with the disgraced CEO.
  27. sam bankman-fried
    In New Interview, SBF Talks GOP Donations, Fraud, PolyamorySam Bankman-Fried talks to a YouTuber — and sure has a lot to say for someone under criminal investigation.
  28. the money game
    FTX Isn’t Just Bankrupt — Tons of Money Has Been StolenSam Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire is getting dissected in bankruptcy court, where a lawyer said it was run by “compromised individuals.”
  29. sbf: the virtue was the con
    What Happened to FTX?It’s possible that you don’t fully understand what Sam Bankman-Fried did or what transpired at his company, FTX. This may help.
  30. sbf: the virtue was the con
    How Did SBF Convince West Africans Crypto Was Their Future?At least Madoff’s clients were rich.
  31. sbf: the virtue was the con
    Is Effective Altruism Now Defective?Commiserating with the do-gooders SBF made look bad.
  32. sbf: the virtue was the con
    Was Caroline Ellison a Main Character or the Fall Girl?How the 28-year-old CEO LARP-ed her way into the collapse of FTX.
  33. sbf: the virtue was the con
    Will SBF Soon Be Wearing an Orange Jumpsuit?The over-under on SBF’s criminal risk.
  34. sbf: the virtue was the con
    How Much Political Power Did SBF’s Millions Buy?“Bankman-who? Never knew the guy.”
  35. sbf: the virtue was the con
    What Kind of Mess Did SBF Leave Behind in the Bahamas?On the ground in Nassau, where FTX’s riches are up for grabs.
  36. sbf: the virtue was the con
    How Did FTX End Up at the Met Gala?Understanding his fashion and high-society fixer, Lauren Remington Platt.
  37. sbf: the virtue was the con
    Why Didn’t More Reporters See This Coming?How SBF sweet-talked the media.
  38. sbf: the virtue was the con
    Wait, But Weren’t His Parents Law Professors?The Stanford genius bubble that birthed SBF.
  39. sbf: the virtue was the con
    Where Have the FTX Depositors Gone to Panic?Distraught users — and scammers — are flooding Telegram.
  40. cryptocurrency
    The 5 Craziest and Most Telling Videos of Sam Bankman-FriedMaybe he was leaving clues all along.
  41. the money game
    These Skeptics Predicted Sam Bankman-Fried’s CollapseA small, loosely connected group of investors and researchers saw early signs of a scam at FTX.
  42. ftx
    Sam Bankman-Fried Hired the Go-to Lawyer for Financial FraudstersHis reported personal attorney Martin Flumenbaum has been a counsel in some of the great financial messes of our time, from Madoff to Michael Milken.
  43. the money game
    Is Effective Altruism to Blame for Sam Bankman-Fried?SBF’s crypto schemes were allegedly inspired by his desire to “do the most good” for humanity.
  44. crypto
    All the Ways the FTX Implosion Is Shaking the Sports WorldThe end of Sam Bankman-Fried’s empire has touched everyone from Tom Brady to the Miami Heat.