The Block: Sam Bankman-Fried set to speak at New York Times event: A live look


Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire just collapsed. Now he wants to explain himself (again).

The former FTX CEO will soon speak publicly, 19 days after FTX filed for bankruptcy protection and Bankman-Fried resigned from his role at the company.

Bankman-Fried will appear at The New York Times’s DealBook summit. It’s the latest unusual move for an embattled ex-CEO who has made plenty of them. Bankman-Fried has posted on Twitter and spoken to several media outlets in the wake of the FTX crash, blaming himself for the collapse, throwing shade at regulators, suggesting he was a secret Republican megadonor and even saying he regrets filing for bankruptcy protection in the first place.

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Stay with The Block for live coverage of Bankman-Fried’s appearance at the summit. We’ll be listening closely to Bankman-Fried’s comments — and even keeping a running count of how many times he says he’s sorry.

Take what Bankman-Fried says with a grain of salt: The executive who just took over at FTX says the firm’s situation is the worst he’s ever seen, and he cleaned up Enron’s epic bankruptcy.

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