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What FTX’s Bankman-Fried Said When We Asked Him About Red Flags

Excerpts from summer interviews with the onetime crypto mogul and his trading firm’s CEO paint a far different picture than is now being revealed in bankruptcy court documents.

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New FTX CEO Calls Management 'Complete Failure'

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It was late August, and Sam Bankman-Fried appeared on a computer screen, sporting the black headphones, T-shirt and bedhead that were his trademark as the ubiquitous face of crypto and the chief executive officer of FTX.